Scheduling in a three-machine flexible robotic cell

Hakan Gultekin*, M. Selim Akturk, Oya Ekin Karasan

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this study, a three-machine flexible robotic manufacturing cell in which the CNC machines are used is considered. These machines are highly flexible and are capable of performing several different operations. Each machine is assumed to be capable of performing all of the required operations of each part. As a consequence of this assumption, a new class of cycles is defined and three simple and widely used cycles among this class is proposed. The regions of optimality for these cycles as well as the worst case performances are derived.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, INCOM 2006, and Associated Industrial Meetings
Subtitle of host publicationEMM'2006, BPM'2006, JT'2006
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9783902661043
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)1474-6670


  • CNC
  • Cellular automation
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Industrial robots
  • Optimization
  • Production control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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