TECHNOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF FLEXIBLE AUTOMATION IN THE MANUFACTURE OF SHEET METAL WELDED STRUCTURES
The specialization of mechanization equipment in the manufacture of ship hull assemblies has significant benefits from the standpoint of integrated mechanization, since it permits the use of assembly line organization and high-capacity equipment and reduces retooling time. Specialization is not always justified, however, when series are small and products change frequently. It also contradicts one of the principles of flexible automation, namely, the use of multifunction equipment. This article discusses this and other technological principles of flexible automation and explains how it can be used to advantage in the manufacture of sheet metal welded structures.
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- Volynkin, G M
- Publication Date: 0
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Automation; Flexibility; Hulls; Sheet metal; Shipbuilding; Translations; Weldments
- Geographic Terms: Former Soviet Union
- Old TRIS Terms: Hull construction; Metal sheets
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Construction; Data and Information Technology; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00657152
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM