Transformer assembly line balancing and optimization based on heuristic algorithm

For the poor balance of the transformer assembly line and the characteristics of the transformer assembly line with high worker density and undisciplined process sequence, a heuristic algorithm is used to solve the equilibrium problem of level 2 of the assembly line, and each workstation is redistributed according to the smallest unit with the goal of production beat optimization. The optimization resulted in a reduction of 6.6 seconds in the production beat and an increase in the equalization rate from 62.1% to 77%, thus proving that the application of the method in transformer assembly lines is effective and feasible.

Keywords: Heuristic Algorithm; Assembly line balance; Assignment Element; Workstations