This thesis presents a simulation model for controlling manufacturing cell (MC) in the flexible manufacturing system (FMS), which consists of several machine tools and a robot manipulator for handling workpieces.
Experiments for the model were performed with changing number of machine tools and the workpiece-handling speed of robot manipulator. The simulation program was written in 'C' language and it was run on VAX-11/780 running under UNIX 4.2 bsd.
Result from the simulation model were traced during the simulations and they were shown to be correct. However, this study has some limitations, for example the interarrival time of workpieces and arrival order of the workpieces were fixed during the simulation.