Modelling, Implementation and Application of a Flexible Manufacturing Cell

Felipe Leigthon, Román Osorio, Gastón Lefranc


This paper presents Petri Nets Model, the implementation and application of a Assembly Flexible Cell. The Cell is composed by a robotic manipulator, a computer vision system and a conveyor. The system is applied to assembly several products, showing only two of them.


Flexible Manufacturing Cells, Assembly, CIM, Petri Nets

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