The Flexibility of Automatic Assembly Systems

  • X. Ma
  • A. K. Kochhar
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Summary

Automatic flexible assembly systems (FAS) are increasingly being implemented by many manufacturing organisations. In order to process different product models with varying batch sizes in such a system, it is often necessary to carry out set-up operations. In some flexible assembly systems, especially those involving highly reliable equipment, the total set-up time, over a given time span, can be significantly higher than the total time required to repair broken down equipment.

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© Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • X. Ma
    • 1
  • A. K. Kochhar
    • 1
  1. 1.Postgraduate School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Systems EngineeringUniversity of BradfordUK

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