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PUMA: Programmable Universal Machine for Assembly

  • R. C. Beecher

Abstract

The General Motors PUMA development is an approach to the mechanization of relatively low volume automobile sub-assemblies. PUMA is a combination of robots, parts feeders, special purpose machines, and humans working in concert on an indexing conveyor or turntable.

Keywords

Adaptive Control Assembly Task Dead Reckoning Production Floor Peripheral Equipment 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Beecher
    • 1
  1. 1.General Motors Manufacturing DevelopmentWarrenUSA

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