flexible manufacturing system
various stages of production under central computer control an integrated system of computer-controlled machine tools and transport and handling systems under the control of a larger computer. Flexibility is achieved by having an overall method of control that coordinates the functions of both the machine tools and the handling systems.
computer-controlled system producing variety of parts an integrated, computer-controlled production system that is capable of producing any of a variety of parts, and of switching quickly and economically between them
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- Abbr FMS