A flexible manufacturing cell (hereinafter abbreviated as FMC) composed of a machining device (usually NC machine), an automated workpiece handling device and a monitoring device is a basic manufacturing unit and can work independently in a manufacturing system from the job Shop Type.
A flexible manufacturing system (FMS) is a highly automated machine cell. consisting of a group of processing workstations (usually CNC machine tools) linked by an automated material handling and storage system and controlled by a distributed computer system.
The flexible production line is a production line consisting of a series of adjustable machine tools (mostly dedicated machine tools) in combination with automatic transport devices. It relies on computer management and combines multiple production models to reduce and maximize production costs. Rise.
Example: Two FMCs, one FMM and two AGVs that will transport parts from a parts loading area through machines to a parts unloading area; Flexible Production Systems (FPS). Example: An FMG and an FAC, two AGVs, an automated tool store and an automated parts/assembly store; Flexible Manufacturing Line (FML).
Flexible Manufacturing Module (FMM) consisting of a standalone machine and a material handling device (robot)•Flexible Manufacturing Cell (FMC) consisting of more than one machining center and material handling devices•Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) consists of several machines, inspection machines, material handling …
Flexible manufacturing systems are most commonly used when small (compared to mass production), customized batches of products are required. A “small” single manufacturing cell can consist of different types of production, material handling and computer control modules.
Flexible manufacturing system is a system that can respond to changing conditions. In general, this flexibility falls into two main categories and several subcategories. The first category is the so-called machine flexibility, which makes it possible to manufacture different products with the given machines.
Flexible manufacturing system is a computer controlled system that can produce a variety of parts or products in any order without the time-consuming task of changing machine settings. The mentioned flexibility is generally divided into two categories, each containing numerous subcategories.
The concept of flexible manufacturing systems emerged in the 1960s when robots, programmable controllers, and computer numerical controls brought a controlled environment to factory floors in the form of numerically controlled and direct numerically controlled machines.
Features of FMS:
Ability to adapt to technical changes in parts. Increase in the number of similar parts made on the system. Ability to accommodate routing changes. Ability to quickly change production setup.
Some of the benefits associated with FMS include reduced manufacturing costs, increased labor productivity, increased machine efficiency, improved product quality, increased system reliability, reduced parts inventory, shorter lead times, and increased production rate.