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FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SIMULATION SYSTEM – Fact Sheet

The purpose of FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SIMULATION SYSTEM is to determine the system requirements based on the customer’s production demand and operating parameters. The user can vary the following operating parameters to conduct a “what-if” analysis in order to optimize a system:

  • Number of days to simulate
  • Number of machining centers required–up to eight (8) different machining centers
  • Number of load stations required–up to eight (8) different load stations
  • Number of pallets in the system–up to one hundred (100) different pallets
  • Number of operators–up to eight (8) different operators
  • Number of part types to be processed–up to five hundred (500) different parts numbers & respective daily production quantity
  • Cycle time by part number & operation
  • Load/unload time by part number & operation
  • Number of parts per pallet by part type & operation
  • Vehicle speed & load/unload times
  • Assign the operator schedule
  • Assign a specific part type to specific pallet or group of pallets by operation
  • Assign a specific part type to a specific machining center or group of machining centers by operation
  • Assign a specific part type to a specific load/unload station or group of load/unload stations by operation

The user can run Flexible Manufacturing Simulation System with the specified parameters and view the results. All time based output units in this system are in minutes. The software will generate an output report in graphical format for each of the following:

  • Machining center utilization
  • Load station utilization
  • Pallet utilization
  • Pallet stand utilization
  • Operator utilization
  • Rail-Guided-Vehicle (RGV) utilization
  • Parts completed

FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SIMULATION SYSTEM can be used as often as needed, based on the business/operating environment. The software allows the analyst to evaluate current and future business/ operating scenarios to determine if the system has the necessary resources (machines, fixtures, load stations, operators), to meet a particular increase in production or the addition of new part numbers. By determining the required resources prior to the actual schedule, the user can reduce costs by purchasing or assigning only those resources needed to meet the production demands. This can reduce tooling and fixturing costs, and allows for maximum machine utilization. The Animation Package allows the user to view the system in operation via a color-coded 2D model of the system. Each resource in the system will change colors based upon the status of each resource.