Reliable Design, Safe Operation and Smart Maintenance of Machines in the Industry 5.0 Context

A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702). This special issue belongs to the section "Industrial Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 1528

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Dear Colleagues,

The Industry 5.0 concept came to change, completely, the approach to the reliable design, safe operation and smart maintenance of machines. In fact, new methodologies and tools are needed to produce machines under new guidelines centered on human operators as well as their workplace quality, also bringing an improved focus on sustainability. This recent industrial revolution is described by the European Union as follows: “it places the well-being of the worker at the center of the production process and uses new technologies to provide prosperity beyond jobs and growth while respecting the production limits of the planet.” These new guidelines bring a huge set of challenges that must be considered by designers and make the design, operation and maintenance of reliable machines topics of relevant interest for industry and society.

The scope of this Special Issue is closely associated with that of the ISPEM’2023 conference. This conference and Special Issue aim to present the current innovations and engineering achievements of scientists and industrial practitioners in the thematic areas described above.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Mechanical design;
  • Mechatronics design;
  • Reliable systems engineering;
  • Safe operation;
  • Smart maintenance;
  • Human aspects in industry;
  • Design methodologies;
  • Design software tools;
  • Artificial intelligence;
  • Automation;
  • Big data analytics;
  • Internet of things;
  • Machine learning;
  • Robotics;
  • Smart systems;
  • Virtualization;
  • Production systems management and maintenance;
  • Industry 4.0;
  • Industry 5.0;
  • Modeling, simulation and design;
  • Production planning and scheduling;
  • Maintenance planning and scheduling;
  • Intelligent methods in production and maintenance;
  • Manufacturing technology and system engineering;
  • Supply chain management;
  • Reliability and risk assessment;
  • Control and supervision;
  • Automation measuring systems and sensors;
  • Cyber–physical systems;
  • Cloud and distributed manufacturing;
  • Advanced aerospace material and composites;
  • Machining/forming of advanced materials.

Dr. Jose Machado
Dr. Pierluigi Rea
Dr. Camelia Avram
Dr. Géza Husi
Dr. D. Mallikarjuna Reddy
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • industry 5.0
  • reliable machines design
  • machines’ safe operation
  • machines’ smart maintenance
  • risk management
  • reliable systems engineering

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Development of an Automated Wooden Handle Packaging System with Integrated Counting Technology
by Filipe Pereira, Luís Magalhães, Adriano A. Santos, António Ferreira da Silva, Katarzyna Antosz and José Machado
Machines 2024, 12(2), 122; https://doi.org/10.3390/machines12020122 - 09 Feb 2024
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Abstract
Manual counting and packaging processes often involve repetitive, error-prone tasks. Specifically, packaging wooden handles, utilized in gardening tools and cutlery, typically relies on labor-intensive methods with dimensions varying in diameter, length and mass. These variations complicate packaging, requiring precise counting and diverse handling [...] Read more.
Manual counting and packaging processes often involve repetitive, error-prone tasks. Specifically, packaging wooden handles, utilized in gardening tools and cutlery, typically relies on labor-intensive methods with dimensions varying in diameter, length and mass. These variations complicate packaging, requiring precise counting and diverse handling solutions. This article introduces an automated counting structure tailored for a wide array of wooden handles manufactured by a company in northern Portugal. Employing standardized mechanical design methodologies, we delineate crucial stages encompassing the design, development, implementation and testing of this specialized counting equipment. The machine has been partially integrated into the management system of the company, taking into account future global integration according to the Industry 4.0 concept. Full article
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