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Foreword
ForewordThe customer's need to specify or adapt an equipment to meet his manufacturing requirements, combined with the need for short delivery dates and good reliability, are increasing. Flexible automation, properly applied can produce a good return on capital investment, combined with short throughput times and high quality. Flexible automation can now be satisfactorily applied in a wide range of applications, e.g. machining, assembly and testing.Flexible automation permits the advantage of low manufacturing cost to be extended to much smaller batches of components, with low change over times and cost, between batches of different components.Workplace transfer between machining and assembly stations is an essential part of flexible automation. Robotics is now a mature technology for the flexible transfer of componen…
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S. R. Deb; Sankha Deb: Robotics Technology and Flexible Automation, Second Edition. Foreword, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export