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Availability of Flexible Manufacturing CellsCalin CIUFUDEAN, George MAHALU
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availability, manufacturing cells, Markov chains, state process, task analysis
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Date of Publication: 2001-04-02
Volume 1, Issue 2, Year 2001, On page(s): 15 - 18
ISSN: 1582-7445, e-ISSN: 1844-7600
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This paper presents an analytical approach for the availability evaluation of flexible manufacturing cells (FMC). We define availability measures in conditions when a manufacturing system is considered operational as long as its production capacity requirements are satisfied. The advantage of the approach is that constructing a system level Markov chain is not required. A manufacturing system is decomposed into manufacturing cells. For each manufacturing cell a Markovian model is derived and solved to find the probability of a subset of working machines in each cell, and a subset of the operating material handling carriers that satisfies the manufacturing capacity requirements.
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Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania
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