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Automated Material Handling Systems Using High-Performance Machine Too


Author(s)/Editor(s): Mr George E Rathke Charles B Evans Robert D Holman

Pages in Print Edition: 13PP

Published: 01/10/1990
Product ID:
TP90PUB620

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Description

This paper describes the development and implementation of a manufacturing facility that utilizes automated material transfer and robotic systems performing direct loading and unloading of large aluminum parts in and out of machine tools at high-production rates with a minimum of human intervention. Also presented are the rationale and steps involved in the equipment selection process as well as what we did and did not anticipate with our systems.