2006

Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems and Transformable Factories

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ISBN: 978-3-540-29391-0 (Print) 978-3-540-29397-2 (Online)

Table of contents (37 chapters)

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  1. State of the Art

    1. Front Matter

      Pages I-XXXIII

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      Pages 3-13

      Globalization and Decentralization of Manufacturing

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      Pages 15-26

      New Trends in Production

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      Pages 27-45

      General RMS Characteristics. Comparison with Dedicated and Flexible Systems

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      Pages 47-62

      Progress in Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems

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      Pages 63-76

      Agile Manufacturing Systems – a Significant Quantum Leap for High Volume Production Approaches Flexibility Requirements as Well as Fastest Reaction to Market Demands

  2. Machines and Controls Forms

    1. Front Matter

      Pages I-XXXIII

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      Pages 79-110

      Reconfigurable Manufacturing Equipment

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      Pages 111-139

      Reconfigurable Machine Tool Design

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      Pages 141-154

      Challenges in the Design of Reconfigurable Machine Tools

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      Pages 155-194

      Reconfigurable Fixtures for Automotive Engine Machining and Assembly Applications

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      Pages 195-211

      Control Systems for RMS and Methods of their Reconfiguration

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      Pages 213-235

      Closed-loop, Fieldbus-based Clock Synchronisation for Decentralised Control Systems

  3. System-Level Issues In RMS

    1. Front Matter

      Pages I-XXXIII

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      Pages 239-257

      Production System Modelling for the Evaluation of the Degree of Reconfigurability

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      Pages 259-272

      The Robot Cell as a Re-configurable Machining System

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      Pages 273-294

      Development of a Standard Reconfigurable Assembly Cell for Agile Manufacturing

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      Pages 295-325

      Computer Supported Decision Making System that Generates and Optimizes Layouts of Reconfigurable Manufacturing Equipment at the Early Stage of Design

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      Pages 327-339

      Reconfigurable Machining System (RMS) for Machining of Case and Similar Parts in Machine Building

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      Pages 341-353

      Cellular Manufacturing System Capable of Responding to Changes in Demand

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      Pages 355-367

      Example of Reconfigurable Manufacturing System in Mold Design and Manufacturing

  4. Transformable Factory Structures

    1. Front Matter

      Pages I-XXXIII

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      Pages 371-381

      Factory Transformability: Adapting the Structures of Manufacturing

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      Pages 383-393

      The Transformable Factory – Strategies, Methods and Examples

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