A Flexible Manufacturing Facility for Teaching and Development of Advanced Manufacturing Techniques
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.
KeywordsMachine Tool Flexible Manufacturing System Automate Guide Vehicle Programmable Logic Controller Student Project
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