JRM Vol.26 No.4 pp. 426-433
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0426


Development of Flexible Manufacturing System

Yasuhiko Yamazaki, Katsuhiko Sugito, and Sojiro Tsuchiya

DENSO Corporation, 1-1 Showa-cho, Kariya-shi, Aichi 448-8661, Japan

May 24, 2014
July 10, 2014
August 20, 2014
flexible manufacturing system, robot, lifecycle cost, module, plug and play

HVAC assembly line
Since Denso started its Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) in the mid-1970s, we have continued to develop it in order to stay competitive in the face of market fluctuations. In this paper, we present a typical new production system that was developed at the end of the 20th century. One characteristic of this system is that it has a longer life and lower facility life cycle cost than do other production systems in existence. We think this system has high potential in terms of production innovations. Since one of the most important devices for FMS is the robot, we hope this paper will be a guide for new production systems and new device development.
Cite this article as:
Y. Yamazaki, K. Sugito, and S. Tsuchiya, “Development of Flexible Manufacturing System,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.26 No.4, pp. 426-433, 2014.
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