. Determine the appropriate material handling system for the cell(s). The arrangement of the various pieces of equipment in the cell is the principal problem to be considered. The raw work-parts will be delivered into the machine cell on a belt conveyor.

1. Analyse the problem and select the machines that should be included in the cell. You should also explain it is desirable to replace the manual inspection with a CMM.
2. Determine the most appropriate sequence of machines in the cell using the data contained in the from-to chart. This should include the construction of a flow diagram for the cell, showing where and how many parts enter and exit the cell.
3. Determine the appropriate material handling system for the cell(s). The arrangement of the various pieces of equipment in the cell is the principal problem to be considered. The raw work-parts will be delivered into the machine cell on a belt conveyor. The finished parts must be deposited onto a conveyor that delivers them to the assembly department. The input and output conveyors are 0.4m wide, and the designer must specify where they enter and exit the cell. If robots are used for material handling, the radius of the robot working envelope can be assumed to be 1 meter.
4. Prepare a layout (top view) drawing of the GT cell, showing the machines, the robot(s), and any other pieces of equipment in the cell.
5. Write a two-page description of the cell, explaining the basis of your design and why the cell is arranged as it is. You should also discuss alternative layouts and justify the selected layout.
6. Determine the production capacity of the cell as you have designed it and the utilization of the machines in the cell.