4 edition of Flexible Manufacturing Systems Current Issues and Models found in the catalog.
|Statement||Inst of Industrial Engineers|
|Publishers||Inst of Industrial Engineers|
|LC Classifications||June 1986|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 89 p. :|
|Number of Pages||41|
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FMS, has been regarded as a viable solution to bridge the gap and as a gateway to the automated factory of the future. It has all the features as mentioned before of a typical FMS.
Instead of using general-purpose machines, the machines can be designed for the specific processes required to make the limited part family, thus increasing the production rate of the system. In a conventional machine environment, only one path exists for a part because a single fixture remains at a single machine.
The result of these efforts IS the conclusion that flexibility in manufacturing has multiple dimensions; there are various types of flexibility. Agile flexibility allows the smart factory to adapt to schedule and product changes with minimal intervention.
The increasing marriage of IT and OT has made it possible for organizations to move many formerly plant-level decisions to the business-unit or enterprise level. According to Maleki, the first FM system was patented in 1965 by Theo Williamson who made numerically controlled equipment. The correlations are indicated in Table 16. consisting of a group of processing workstations usually CNC machine toolsinterconnected by an automated material handling and storage system, and controlled by a distributed computer system.
The war led to the emergence of open foreign markets and new competition.
Building and scaling the smart factory, however, can be as agile and flexible as the concept itself.
A random-order EMS is more appropriate when the part family is large, there are substantial variations in part configurations, there will be new part designs introduced into the system and engineering changes in parts currently produced, and the production schedule is subject to change from day-to-day, To accommodate these variations, the random-order FMS must be more flexible than the dedicated FMS.