04237598 is referenced by 62 patents and cites 11 patents.

A system comprising a plurality of complementary numerically controlled machine tools in which different workpieces are each subjected to appropriate selected machining operations on selected machine tools in a selected order by appropriate delivery of common form pallets loaded with the workpieces. Transporters deliver pallets between the machine tools, a storage rack, and work-setting stations where workpieces, automatically delivered in bins from a bin store, are loaded on pallets. Tool magazines are delivered between a rack and the machine tools by transporter. Transport and machining operations are computer controlled, and monitors feed back signals indicative of location of pallets, tool magazines, and bins in the system.

Title
Manufacturing processes using machine tools
Application Number
636993
Publication Number
4237598
Application Date
April 27, 1972
Publication Date
December 9, 1980
Inventor
David T N Williamson
London
GB
Agent
John C Smith Jr
Assignee
John C Smith Jr
VA, US
Molins
GB
IPC
B23Q 7/00
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