Classification of Machine Tools (4)
Single-Purpose Machine Tools
These machine tools are those which are desinged specifically for doing single operation on a class of jobs or on a single job.
They have the highest amount of automation and are used for high rates of production.
These machine tools are used specifically for one product only and thus have the least flexibility. However they do not require any manual intervention and are the most cost-effective.
Examples are transfer lines composed of unit heads for completely machining any given product.
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