Discusses the small cell approach of one machine tool builderFMT and how this led to a modular product philosophy,allowing progressive cell evolution. Describes the functions of the FMThost computer system, the Scheduling and Transport Executor, in thecategories of planning, production, and monitoring. Surmises that as aresult of its philosophy FMT will be able to meet a growing demand forflexible interactions between multiple cells.
Integrated Manufacturing Systems – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 1, 1990