Handbook of Flexible Manufacturing Systems

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Nand K. Jha
Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 328 pages
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This handbook is a compilation of the current practical knowledge of flexible manufacturing systems (FMS). FMS allow manufacturing plants of all sizes to reduce their inventory while increasing their ability to meet consumer demands. By controlling automatic guided vehicles, robots, and machine tools with one central computer, products can now be produced in a variety of styles and models all at the same time. FMS are designed to adapt quickly and economically to changes in requirements and to unpredictable events. This guide explains how to effectively employ these useful new systems.

Key Features
* Includes specifications for software to implement simulation modeling
* Surveys practical applications in the workplace
* Presents materials in a step-by-step workbook style
 

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A detailed information about basic concepts, cause for FMS has been emphasised in clarity.

Contents

Chapter 1 Planning Scheduling and Control of Flexible Manufacturing Systems
1
Chapter 2 Computer Control in Flexible Manufacturing Systems
49
Chapter 3 Computer Software for Flexible Manufacturing Systems
61
Chapter 4 Flexible Manufacturing Systems Simulation
89
Chapter 5 Databases in Flexible Manufacturing Systems
111
Chapter 6 Group Technology in Flexible Manufacturing Systems
147
Chapter 7 A Practical Method to Represent Uncertainty in Flexible Manufacturing Systems Justification
195
Chapter 8 Design of Flexible Assembly Systems Using Simulation Modeling
217
A Survey of the US Applications
275
Chapter 10 Factory of the Future
293
Index
315
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