Department of Mechanical Engineering
1. Components of a Manufacturing System
2. A Classification Scheme for Manufacturing Systems
3. Overview of the Classificatio
Single station manufacturing cell
After reading this chapter the reader should understand:
the definition of a manufacturing cell;
the place of automated manufacturing cells in the manufacturing system;
prismatic and revolute machining cells and their key
What is group technology?
Group technology (GT) is a philosophy that
implies the notion of recognizing and exploiting
similarities in three different ways (Hyer and
By performing like activities together
By standardizing sim
ROBOT MOTION ANALYSIS
The kinematic analysis involves two different
kinds of problems:
1. Determining the coordinates of the end-effector
or end of arm for a given set of joints coordinates.
2. Determining the joints coordinates for a given
location of th
A wide variety of measuring devices is available for
collecting data from the manufacturing process for
use in feedback control.
In general, a measuring device is composed of two
components: a sensor and a transducer.
Flexible Manufacturing Systems
What is FMS?
FMS is a highly automated machine cell, consisting of a
group of processing workstations(usually CNC machine
tools). These are interconnected by material handling
and storage system, and controlled by a distrib
What is a robot?
It is a general-purpose, programmable
machine which is,
Capable of handling materials, parts, tools
through variable programmed operations
The word Robot came from the czech
word Robota meaning forced worker
CM is an application of group technology in which
all or a portion of a firms manufacturing system
has been converted into cells.
A manufacturing cell is a cluster of machines or
processes located in close proximity and designed
Single station manufacturing cells
A cell is sometimes referred to as a workstation
Biological the smallest autonomous unit capable of
In manufacturing, a cell is a cluster of machines or
processes located in close proximity and d
There are several basic components of an FMS
(2) material handling and storage system, and
(3) computer control system.
In addition, even though an FMS is highly
automated, (4) people are required to manage
Manufacturing systems approaches
Optimization of initial design to commercial product time,
manufacturing lead time
Marketing and logistics activities are considered in the
Business pressures have led to two manufacturing systems