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In this paper a new transfer line balancing problem is considered. The main difference from the simple assembly line balancing problem is that the operations are grouped into blocks. All the operations of the same block are carried out simultaneously by one piece of equipment (multi-spindle head). Nevertheless, the blocks assigned to the same workstation(More)
This paper deals with a transfer line optimal design. In transfer lines, operations of the same block are executed simultaneously. Blocks are assigned to machines and they can be activated in mixed order. The set of all available blocks is given beforehand. The line investment cost is defined by the sum of blocks costs and stations costs. In addition to the(More)
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