A Computer Simulation Model For Studying The Performance Of Coordinate Measuring Machines
Abbreviated Journal Title
Comput. Ind. Eng.
Computer Science; Interdisciplinary Applications; Engineering; Industrial
The increasing trend toward computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) in today's industry created a need for an effective process control. The objective of the inspection process is not only preventing shipment of defective parts but also providing a feedback to keep the manufacturing process in control. Through data processing capability, speed, and flexibility of operation, coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) play an important role for computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM). This paper introduces coordinate measuring machines and studies their performance. A computer simulation method for studying the performance of such machines working in a production line is developed. In this paper, CMM performance is measured by its speed and flexibility in performing measurements. In flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), CMMs serve as the inspection work station where arrival time of parts to be measured vary according to the flow of operations. The developed simulation model provides information about the machine, scheduled time for parts to be measured, and delay time for the measuring process.
Computers & Industrial Engineering
Elshennawy, Abmad K. and Fors, M. Nashat, "A Computer Simulation Model For Studying The Performance Of Coordinate Measuring Machines" (1987). Faculty Bibliography 1980s. 597.