Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS) involve substituting machines capable of performing a wide and redefinable variety of tasks for machines dedicated to the performance of specific tasks. FMS can also be programmed to handle new products, thus extending the machines' life cycles. Thus they represent a change from qstandardized goods produced by customized machinesq to qcustomized goods produced by standardized machinesq. This volume contains new and updated material in this field, and will be of great interest to researchers, managers and students concerned with problems related to flexible manufacturing systems.()zden  performed a simulation study on a small FMS to consider simultaneously the design parameters such as traffic ... set-up operations are performed by the niachine itself or by robots; (iii) there is no manual material handling system;anbsp;...
|Title||:||Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Recent Developments|
|Author||:||A. Raouf, M. Ben-Daya|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier - 1995-02-09|