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Factors Affecting The Integration Of Co-ordinate Measuring Machines In Automated Manufacturing Cells

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/LAMDAMAP010151

Volume

34

Pages

6

Published

2001

Size

703 kb

Author(s)

N. B. Orchard

Abstract

Factors affecting the integration of co-ordinate measuring machines in automated manufacturing cells N.B. Orchard Manufacturing Technology Department, © 2001 Rolls-Royce pic, United Kingdom Abstract When planning to use a co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM) in an automated manufacturing cell there are many factors that must be considered that are not a part of the normal stand-alone use of CMMs. Ignorance of these factors can seriously compromise the successful implementation of the whole cell. This paper outlines some of the potential problems and suggests some workable solutions. 1 Introduction Co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) have been used in automated manufacturing cells for some years, but somehow it never seems to get any easier! As anyone who has been involved in automated systems will know, although the major parts of the system are important, it is often the little things that cause the most trouble. These are the things that are fairly easy to work arou

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