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.
1. Manufacturing System Simulation using specialised discrete event software
2. Industrial robot programming for machine tool tending
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