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Flexible Automation for Turning — a Step by Step Approach

  • C. Haxby
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Summary

For most companies the introduction of automated manufacturing will be a gradual process, with the planned development of small production cells which can later be integrated into larger systems. Automated manufacturing requires a basic machine tool which can be enhanced to include all the techniques for automated production.

In today’s environment, where work in progress as well as down time must be kept to a minimum, automatic tool changing and automatic set up will do much to reduce down time and provide flexibility for small and medium batch production.

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© Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Haxby
    • 1
  1. 1.SMT Machine Company LtdHampton, MiddlesexUSA

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