Robot Applications In Flexible Manufacturing Systems.
Detroit, MI, Engl
Six different types of Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS) are analysed. The limits and versatility of each type of FMS depend to a great extent on robots. As a result of FMS analysis the basic FMS functions, which can be automated by robots are specified. In order to perform these functions at a satisfactory level, the design of robots has to be application-oriented. Three groups of industrial robots are characterized. Some of the robot vehicle issues in FMS's are also discussed. Typical applications of industrial robots and robot vehicles in FMS's are described.
Published Article/Book Citation
Robots 8, Detroit, MI, Engl, 1984.