Buchname

Changeable and

Reconfigurable

Manufacturing

Systems

Reichardt, J., Wiendahl, H.-P., Changeable Factory Buildings - An Architectural View, in: Changeable and reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, London 2009, S.389 ff.
ISBN: 978-1-84882-066-1, Inhaltsverzeichnis

Change, in products and systems, has become a constant in manufacturing. "Changeable and Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems" discusses many key strategies for success in this environment. Changes can most often be anticipated but some go beyond the design range. This requires providing innovative change enablers and adaptation mechanisms. "Changeable and Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems" presents the new concept of Changeability as an umbrella framework that encompasses many paradigms such as agility, adaptability, flexibility and reconfigurability.The book provides the definitions and classification of key terms in this new field, and emphasizes the required physical/hard and logical/soft change enablers. Over 22 chapters, the book presents cutting edge technologies, the latest thinking and research results, as well as future directions to help manufacturers stay competitive. It contains original contributions and results from senior international experts, experienced practitioners and accomplished researchers in the field of manufacturing, together with industrial applications. "Changeable and Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems" serves as a comprehensive reference and textbook for industrial professionals, managers, engineers, specialists, researchers and academics in manufacturing, industrial and mechanical engineering.