continuous flow manufacturing


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continuous flow manufacturing

  1. Used to describe JUST-IN-TIME manufacturing systems.
  2. Manufacturing or service provision which because of very high levels of demand have to be made constantly available, for example, the provision of gas, electricity or water. Some pure manufacturing is described as continuous, for example the manufacture of float glass at the Pilkington factory in St Helens or the cracking of petroleum products at an oil refinery
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One part of the company's continuous flow manufacturing process was integrating robotics to pick and move investment castings once they have been machined to specifications.
Continuous flow manufacturing is practiced in the original process area, module 1, and in module 2 (operational in November 1997).
Some advantages of continuous flow manufacturing with respect to batch manufacturing:
It's part of a vision 13 years in the making, and being a true continuous flow manufacturing facility is a goal the company constantly strives to improve upon.
By using continuous flow manufacturing (CFM), Emerson reached these lofty heights.
the company devised a plan to implement the practices of continuous flow manufacturing, manufacturing resource planning, (MRP II) and just-in-time.
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