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Flexible manufacturing systems

  • D. A. Milner
  • V. C. Vasiliou

Abstract

It would appear that a precise definition of flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) has yet to be written. However, in general terms FMS combines direct numerical control (DNC) capabilities with automated material handling. One working definition is:

A system in which palletized workpieces of different kinds are randomly and simultaneously transported between machine tools and other workstations for processing, according to individual requirements, under automatic computer control.

Keywords

Machine Tool Flexible Manufacturing System Production Schedule Automatic Guided Vehicle Material Handling System 
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© D A Milner and V C Vasiliou 1986

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  • D. A. Milner
  • V. C. Vasiliou

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