Methodology for systematic design of cleanroom assembly workstations

T. Groeneveld, P. Ghafoorpoor, M. Huisken, Sebastian Thiede*

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Given the growth of cleanroom manufacturing for high-tech products and the high costs of operating within a cleanroom environment, an accompanying efficient manufacturing system is important. While abundant examples of efficient assembly manufacturing systems exist today, implementation of these into a sensitive cleanroom manufacturing environment has proven to be difficult. Against this background, this paper presents a transferable methodology to support the design of cleanroom assembly workstations which brings together aspects like cleanliness, ergonomics, modularity/flexibility and flow in an integrated manner. A set of guidelines was developed and embedded into a systematic procedure. The methodology was implemented and validated in a case at a high-tech precision manufacturing company, with high-mix-low-volume characteristics. The case study underlines the feasibility of the approach and the multicriterial improvement of workstation design towards the current state of the art. It also lead to a transferable cleanroom workstation design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-415
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event56th CIRP International Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2023 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 24 Oct 202326 Oct 2023
Conference number: 56


  • cleanroom
  • human centered factory
  • workplace design


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