Teaching Staff:
G.-C. Vosniakos, P. Benardos

Course Description:
Manufacturing System types, structure and operation . Equipment layout, product-, work- and information flow. Control levels. Cellular production: Group Technology, coding systems, Computer Aided Process Planning systems. Flexible Manufacturing Systems: flexibility types. Operations assignment and scheduling. Controller design based on Petri Nets. System Monitoring. Robotic Manufacturing Cells: industrial robot types, integration interfaces, on and off-line robot programming for machine tool tending and manufacturing processing. Analysis and Design of Manufacturing Systems using discrete event simulation. Computer Integrated Manufacturing: information integration, interfaces in Computer-Aided-X software systems, databases and local area communication networks. Optional assignments in four major topics of the syllabus.
Laboratory exercises:
1. Manufacturing System Simulation using specialised discrete event software
2. Industrial robot programming for machine tool tending

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