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Some Examples of Flexible Manufacturing

  • Nigel R. Greenwood
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Abstract

This chapter describes a number of flexible manufacturing systems which have already been installed, some in detail and some purely in outline, the intention being to give the reader an impression of the size, complexity and variety which is apparent in these sophisticated production facilities.

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© Nigel R. Greenwood 1988

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