A Flexible Manufacturing System is one that can be rapidly adapted to manufacture different components at varying production volumes. It is capable of processing a variety of different part styles simultaneously at the various workstations and the mix of part styles and quantities of production can be adjusted in response to changing demand patterns.
The primary advantage of an FMS is its high flexibility in managing manufacturing resources…
Operational flexibility is enhanced by the ability to execute all manufacturing tasks on numerous product designs in small quantities and with faster delivery. It is an automated production system that produces one or more families of parts in a flexible manner. Automation and flexibility create a competitive advantage.
Machine flexibility is the system’s ability to be changed to produce new product types, and the ability to change the order of operation execution.
Routing flexibility is the ability to use multiple machines to perform the same operation on a part, as well as the system’s ability to absorb large-scale changes, as in volume, capacity, or capability.
Our Makino FMS is a highly automated machining cell, consisting of the CNC machine, an expanded robotic controlled tool library, the automated material handling and storage system and the central control computer which controls material movements and machine flow.
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