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Design optimization and analysis on flexible manufacturing system

Abu Bakar, Mohd Khairul Fadzly (2013) Design optimization and analysis on flexible manufacturing system. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


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Flexible manufacturing system (FMS) was defined as highly automated group technology machine cell, consisting of a group of processing stations interconnected by I an automated material handling and storage system, and controlled by an integrated computer system. FMS can produce parts or products are in the mid-volume, midvariety production range. The layout system in FMS is an importance criterion to design the FMS system to produce a part or product. This facility layout of a FMS involves the positioning of cells within given boundaries, so as to minimize the total projected travel i time between cells. Defining the layout includes specifying the spatial coordinates of each cell, its orientation in either a horizontal or vertical position, and the location of its load or unloads point. There are many type of FMS layout such as In-line, loop ladder and robot centered cell layout. The research is concentrate on design and optimization FMS layout. The final conclusion can be summarized that the objective to design and optimize of FMS layout for this study is successful because FMS In-line layout is the best layout based on effective time and cost using ARENA simulation software.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2014 08:25
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2014 08:25
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4758
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