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Scheduling in a three-machine flexible robotic cell
In this study, a three-machine flexible robotic manufacturing cell in which the CNC machines are used is considered. These machines are highly flexible and are capable of performing several different operations. Each machine ...
Pure cycles in flexible robotic cells
In this study, an m-machine flexible robotic manufacturing cell consisting of CNC machines is considered. The flexibility of the machines leads to a new class of robot move cycles called the pure cycles. We first model the ...
An evaluative study of operation grouping policies in an FMS
(Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003)
The increased use of flexible manufacturing systems to provide customers with diversified products efficiently has created a significant set of operational challenges for managers. This technology poses a number of decision ...