Accession Number : ADA134864

Title :   Precision Flexible Machining Cells within a Manufacturing System.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Cutkosky,M R ; Fussell,P S ; Milligan,R , Jr

PDF Url : ADA134864

Report Date : Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : This report discusses the conceptual design of a manufacturing cell for a small-batch manufacturer. The cell produces precision parts with a minimum of machining equipment. The cell design emphasizes near-term technology and uses off the shelf items where possible. The proposed cell can run unattended for a moderate period of time (eg. over-night). The design philosophy is to treat the cell components and control programs as discrete modules in a hierarchy. The resulting cell is easily integrated into a larger system. It is also readily modified or expanded as more sophisticated equipment and techniques becomes available.

Descriptors :   *Manufacturing, *Machining, *Robotics, Cells, Machine tools, Industrial equipment, Industrial production, Computer aided instruction

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE