Accession Number:

ADA142527

Title:

Precision Flexible Machining Cells within a Manufacturing System.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST

Report Date:

1984-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The conceptual design of a manufacturing cell for a small-batch manufacturer is discussed in this report. The cell produces small parts with dimensional tolerances of or - .005 inch .13mm using a minimum of machining equipment. The cell design emphasizes near-term technology and uses off the shelf items where possible. The proposed cell can run unattended for a moderate period of time eg. over-night. The design philosophy is to treat the cell components and control programs as discrete modules in a hierarchy. The resulting cell is easily integrated into a larger system. It is readily modified or expanded as more sophisticated equipment and techniques become available.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE