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Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS)

Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS)

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Published by Waqas Ali Tunio
MS (Manufacturing Engineering & Management),
Institute of Manufacturing Engineering and Management,
Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC),
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST),
PNS Jauhar, Karachi - Pakistan
MS (Manufacturing Engineering & Management),
Institute of Manufacturing Engineering and Management,
Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC),
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST),
PNS Jauhar, Karachi - Pakistan

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Published by: Waqas Ali Tunio on Jan 19, 2012
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Flexible ManufacturingSystem (FMS)
 
Flexibility in Manufacturing System
Flexibility
can be defined as collection of properties of amanufacturing system that support changes in productionactivities or capabilities (Carter,1986).A
flexible manufacturing system
(FMS) is a manufacturingsystem in which there is some amount of flexibility that allowsthe system to react in the case of changes, whether predicted or unpredicted.
Flexible Manufacturing System
 
1. Machine flexibility ± Capability of a machine to perform a variety of operations on a variety of part types and sizes2. Routing flexibility ± Alternative machines, sequences or resources can be used for manufacturing a part for changesresulting from equipment breakdowns, tool breakages, controller failures, etc.3. Process flexibility ± Ability to absorb changes in the product mix by performing similar operations, producing similar  products or parts.
T
ypes of Flexibility

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