Vision, Principles and Impact of Reconfigurable Manufacturing System
Abhinav Singh1, Pranay Kumar2, Sunil Singh3
1Abhinav Singh, Industrial Engineering, Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur, India.
2Pranay Kumar, Industrial Engineering, Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur, India.
3Sunil Singh, Industrial Engineering, Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur, India.
Manuscript received on September 21, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on October 12, 2013. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2013. | PP: 238-240 | Volume-3, Issue-1, October 2013. | Retrieval Number: A2246103113/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: The current day manufacturing environment is characterized by numerous challenges and changes. A typical manufacturing company faces constantly changing product volumes and mix. It is commonly recognized that traditional manufacturing systems do not fit to present market competition and a shift is needed. A great amount of research efforts has been put on looking for new manufacturing systems. However, many of these newly emerging approaches lack a Unified global view of manufacturing and address only some perspectives of manufacturing. The Requirements of product design in the 21st century present an ever-increasing challenge. And this Advanced Manufacturing System popularly named and known as Reconfigurable Manufacturing System can help us face and sustain this challenge. This paper shows the definition and background of Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems. In this paper an overview of components of reconfigurable manufacturing system and comparisons of different manufacturing system with their merits and demerits are presented. The capabilities of reconfigurable manufacturing system, challenges of reconfigurable manufacturing system and key role in reconfigurable manufacturing system are explained. The characteristic of reconfigurable manufacturing system are also presented in this paper.
Keywords: Unified Global View.