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Unformatted text preview: Flexible Manufacturing Systems Tom Foster Boise State University Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS) • An FMS is a “reprogrammable” manufacturing system capable of producing a variety of products automatically. Conventional manufacturing systems have been marked by one of two distinct features: – The capability of producing a variety of different product types, but at a high cost (e.g., job shops). – The capability of producing large volumes of a product at a lower cost, but very inflexible in terms of the product types which can be produced (e.g., transfer lines). • An FMS is designed to provide both of these features. FMS Components • Numerical Control (NC) machine tools • Automated material handling system (AMHS) – Automated guided vehicles (AGV) – Conveyors – Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) • Industrial Robots • Control Software Flexible Manufacturing System Computer control room Tools Conveyor Machine Machine Pallet Load Parts Unload Terminal Finished goods Classification of FMSrelated Problems • Strategic analysis and economic justification, which provides long-range, strategic business plans. • Facility design, in which strategic business plans are integrated into a specific facility design to accomplish long-term managerial objectives. • Intermediate-range planning, which encompasses decisions related to master production scheduling and deals with a planning horizon from several days to several months in duration. • Dynamic operations planning, which is concerned with the dynamic, minute-to-minute operations of FMS. FMS Problems • Part type selection (Askin) - selecting parts that will be produced in the FMS over some relatively long planning horizon. • Part selection (Stecke) - from the set of parts that have current production requirements and have been selected for processing in the FMS, select a subset for immediate and simultaneous processing. • Machine grouping (Stecke) - partition machines into groups where each machine in a group can perform the same set of operations. • Loading (Stecke) - allocate the operations and required tools of the selected part types among the machine groups. • Control - provide instructions for, and monitor the equipment in the FMS so that the production goals identified by the above problems are met. Information Technology • Management information system (MIS) –move large amounts of data • Decision support system (DSS) –add decision making support • Expert system –recommend decision based on expert knowledge Decision Support System Management Decision Support System Personnel Management Information System Data Computer system: data processing Information: reports model results what if? analysis Accounting Production Decisions Marketing Distribution Other areas Quantitative techniques What -if? analysis Artificial Intelligence • Neural networks –emulate interconnections in brain • Genetic algorithms –based on adaptive capabilities in nature • Fuzzy logic –simulate human ability to deal with ambiguity Advanced Communications • • • • Electronic data interchange (EDI) Internet Wireless communications Teleconferencing & telecommuting • Bar coding • Virtual reality Manufacturing Technology • Numerically controlled (NC) machines –controlled by punched tape • Computer numerical controlled (CNC) –controlled by attached computer • Direct numerical control (DNC) – several NC machines controlled by single computer Automated Material Handling • Conveyors • Automated guided vehicle (AGV) • Automated storage & retrieval system (ASRS) Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS) • Programmable machine tools • Controlled by common computer network • Combines flexibility with efficiency • Reduces setup & queue times Robotics • Programmable manipulators • Follow specified path • Better than humans with respect to –hostile environments –long hours –consistency Robot Parts • Controller –hardware, software, power source Manipulator –robot arm • End-effector –“hand” Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) • Integration of design, manufacture & delivery via computer technology • CAD - uses software to create & modify designs • CAM - uses programmable automation in manufacturing • CAE - links functional design to CAD form design • CAPP - creates processing instructions for CAM • GT- classifies designs to benefit from prior experience Components Of CIM CAD CAE GT TQM DFM IGES, PDES, DMIS Product design Bar codes, EDI CAD/CAM CAPP MRP JIT/ kanban Systems management DSS/ES/ AI FMS Robotics AGV, ASRS Cellular manufacturing MAP, STEP Manufacture LAN, TOP, satellites NC/CNC/ DNC Process planning CIM Automated inspection Cells and centers Adoption Of Technology • Technology Readiness • Need well-designed products & efficient processes • Technology Design • Know what to automate • Technology Selection • Choose the right level • Technology Integration • Have a strategy for incremental automation ...
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