Implementing Flexible Manufacturing Systems

  • Authors
  • Nigel R. Greenwood

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 264-279

About this book


Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS) are computer-controlled, automated production lines capable of varied outputs: they put together computing software, robotics, manufacturing technology with existing engineering design skills to produce a very flexible system. Based on the author's own practical experience, this book provides a general insider's appreciation in keeping with current thinking in engineering education which will be suitable for advanced students. For the professional engineer, it stresses commercial as well as technical considerations.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1988
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-07961-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-07959-9
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