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A Cost Effective Use of Computer Aided Technologies and Integration Methods in Small and Medium Sized Companies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080420615, 9781483297637

A Cost Effective Use of Computer Aided Technologies and Integration Methods in Small and Medium Sized Companies

1st Edition

Author: Peter Kopacek
eBook ISBN: 9781483297637
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st September 1993
Page Count: 166
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Table of Contents

Selected papers: Preface. CIM for small and medium sized companies, P. Kopacek & M. Zauner. A low cost control structure for flexible production lines with multitask workcells, Th. Borangiu et al. PC-based hierarchical manufacturing cell control, E. Freund et al. A CAPP system for automatic tools selection in drilling operations, J. Isotalo & K. Jansson. An algorithm for CAD-based generation of collision-free paths for robotic manipulators, G. Conte et al. Computer aided planning of flexible, modular assembly cells, D. Noe & P. Kopacek. Solid modelling for NC machine animation, V. Arnautovski et al. Communication in low-cost CIM systems: a new approach, N. Girsule & R. Probst. Introduction of flexible automated assembly into small enterprises in Slovenia, D. Noe. Introduction of computer aided production methods in a company for air-conditioning handling units, Ch. Kaup & P. Otto. Challenging a CIM pilot-based training center, A. M. Stanescu et al. Digitising and measuring of free formed surfaces, B. Pogorevc. Making configuration expert system development less costly, B. G. Welz. A low-cost petri-nets based simulator for small sized manufacturing systems, A. M. Stanescu et al. A modular "low cost" CAQ-system, M. Zauner et al.


The objective of this 1st Workshop was to bring together end-users, manufacturers and (computer) control specialists to evaluate possibilities in the important field of factory automation. This volume offers solutions for product, process design, production design and control. Technical criteria are also discussed and economic justification methods are evaluated. The papers included present intelligent, modular, "low cost" approaches or solutions appropriate for small and medium sized companies which might benefit from improved efficiency and competitiveness.


For all those with an interest, either theoretical or practical, in factory automation.


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Peter Kopacek

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Vienna University of Technology, IHRT, Favoritenstrasse, Vienna, Austria