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Flexible Manufacturing Systems

Synopsis
Three case studies showing the benefits of automation and flexible manufacturing systems (FMS). The first is Mack Trucks which uses a tradition of FMS for quick and easy part changes for transmission housing. The other studies concern the production of B-1 bombers at Voight Aerospace and an off-road vehicle manufacturer. Deals with hardware, software, automated tool handling and the effects of sensor technology, algorithms, serialisation and other FMS processes.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1984
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Uses
Students of manufacturing engineering and industrial management.
Subjects
Engineering
Keywords
flexible manufacturing systems; manufacturing technology

Production Company

Name

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Distributor

Name

American Technical Publishers Ltd

Email
info@ihsatp.com
Web
http://www.ihsatp.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01344 861666,
Address
IHS ATP
Willoughby Road
Bracknell
Berks
RDG12 8DW
Notes
American Technical Publishers has been taken over by IHS and is now known as IHS ATP (2005)

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