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A Flexible Manufacturing Facility for Teaching and Development of Advanced Manufacturing Techniques

  • P. F. Kelly
  • J. R. Chandler
  • S. K. Wan

Summary

This paper describes the development of a flexible manufacturing facility at Huddersfield Polytechnic. An overview of the strategic and detailed planning approach is provided and its importance is emphasized. The philosophy behind the system design, and the way in which it has and will be used for teaching and research is discussed. Included are a system specification, a statement of progress to date, and a discussion of some of the problems associated with implementation.

Keywords

Machine Tool Flexible Manufacturing System Automate Guide Vehicle Programmable Logic Controller Student Project 
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References

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    Making Students More Aware of the Principles of FMS Production Engineer, 62, 13, June 1983.Google Scholar
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    Wildish M (1984) Flexibility is a Way of Thinking The Engineer, pp. 16-17.Google Scholar
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    Spooner W (1984) Automated Handling — The Vital Interface. In FMS’ Automation, pp.133-138.Google Scholar
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    Chandler J R and Hobson D (1985) Connecting for FMS — experiences in the Building of an Educational System CAE Journal, Vol 2, 1, 13–20.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. F. Kelly
    • 1
  • J. R. Chandler
    • 1
  • S. K. Wan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Production EngineeringHuddersfield PolytechnicHuddersfield, West YorkshireUK

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