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Using computer simulation to compare tool delivery systems in an FMC

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3 Author(s)
Hedlund, E.P. ; Ingersoll-Rand Co., Phillipsburg, NJ, USA ; Davis, Wayne J. ; Webster, P.L.

In the implementation of a flexible manufacturing cell (FMC), it is uncertain whether the proposed tool delivery system will be able to perform adequately. In order to determine the system's adequacy, along with the resulting efficiency of shop floor operations, a simulation has been performed. Tool transfer and job scheduling strategies were developed to aid in improving the flow of parts and tools on the shop floor. In addition, a series of output screens was developed for use during the simulation runs to verify the simulation and control strategies being used

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Simulation Conference, 1990. Proceedings., Winter

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9-12 Dec 1990