CIM - Evaluation, hardware and software of CIM - concurrent engineering - advance modeling techniques.

NC, DNC, CNC, Adaptive Control Machining - Automated Inspection and Testing - sensor technologies - CMM - Machine Vision.

Robotics technology - Control Systems - Programming and applications - Automated Materials Handling and Storage Systems - Types of Material Handling Equipment - Conveyer Systems - AGV systems - Storage system performance - ASRS, Carousel Storage Systems - Work-in-process Storage - Interfacing Handling and Storage with Manufacturing.

Group Technology - Machine Cell Design - Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Introduction, Workstations, Planning, applications and Benefits - Control Systems –

Artificial intelligence and CIM systems,


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