Publications / 1991 Proceedings of the 8th ISARC, Stuttgart, Germany

Limits to Profitability of Automated Masonry

G. Drees, J. Laukemper, G. Pritschow, M. Dalacker
Pages 833-842 (1991 Proceedings of the 8th ISARC, Stuttgart, Germany, ISSN 2413-5844)

Apart from production costs, the saleability of the finished product and the acceptance of the new technology by construction industry are decisive factors for making automation in construction profitable. To achieve this goal, organization and logistics are to be in line with construction environment. With all these requirements met, chances for automating masonry are good. A robot at a price of 430,000 DM, used for automatic masonry on the site, is profitable when reaching a depositing time of 40 secs per stone. Moreover, if one refers to solutions existing in the manufacturing industry, an automation of masonry seems very promising.

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