Purpose – Providing the technological reliability of the robotic assembly of joints with RK-profile on the basis of adaptation devices and low-frequency oscillations.
Design/methodology/approach – Ensuring the assembly conditions is achieved by the vibration device that provides oscillations relative to the two axes, perpendicular to the assembly direction and rotation about the assembly axis. Compensation of the linear error in the position of the parts is attained by an adaptive gripper with a flexible link.
Findings – A mathematical model describing the assembly process of parts relative to the non-inertial coordinate system is developed. The technological modes of profile parts assembly are defined.
Originality/value – The robotic assembly method of profile joints by the adaptation devices, namely a combination of elastic fixing of the installed profile part and the simultaneous rotation and vibration of the base part to improve the process reliability is developed. Experimental studies confirmed the adequacy of the created mathematical model. The patent for the assembly method of profile joints with a gap is received.