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MATERIAL HANDLING IN FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM

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Author(s): Mr. Neeraj Nirmal | Mr. Neeraj Dahiya

Journal: International Journal of Computer Science and Management Studies
ISSN 2231-5268

Volume: 11;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 40;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Computer simulation | AGV installation | SIMAN

ABSTRACT
The objective of this study is to analyze the system performanceof a flexible manufacturing system cell. The study givesinformation on production potential of the cell by groupingcommon parts. To complete this, computer simulation models aredeveloped using the SIMAN simulation language. Initially nomaterial handling is provided to the manufacturing system to getan upper bound estimate of production output. Next, we explorethe impact that an automatic guided vehicle (AGV) has on systemperformance with manufacturing system. The final analysis isperformed in which a conveyor is implemented for the materialhandling. The performance result with comparison is presented inthe form of confidence intervals. After examine the simulationresults, we recommend to implement a conveyor system formaterial handling. Use of AGV in the flexible manufacturingsystem creates a bottleneck which causes a dramatically decreasein the production: as compare to a conveyor as the materialhandling system which does not limit the daily production outputof the manufacturing cell.
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