Manufacturing Cells - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750602358, 9781483144771

Manufacturing Cells

1st Edition

Control, Programming and Integration

Editors: David J Williams Paul Rogers
eBook ISBN: 9781483144771
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 11th November 1991
Page Count: 208
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Description

Manufacturing Cells: Control, Programming and Integration presents the issues surrounding the integration of manufacturing cells and small manufacturing systems. This book provides a variety of topics, including generally applicable cell controllers, cell management, and cell control.

Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the methods that allow the effective and fast integration of manufacturing devices into automated manufacturing cells. This text then describes the cell controller as being one element of a computer-integrated management system. Other chapters consider the innovative approach to the design, implementation, and integration of cell controllers in a manufacturing system. This book discusses as well the cell management language, which is a powerful computing environment for building complex manufacturing systems. The final chapter deals with the methods for describing the real-time, decision-making logic that is needed to control manufacturing cells.

This book is a valuable resource for manufacturing engineers, managers, and supervisors.

Table of Contents


Preface and Acknowledgments

List of Contributors

Chapter 1 An Introduction to the Manufacturing Cell and its Integration and Control

Chapter 2 Generally Applicable Cell Controllers and Examples of their Use

Chapter 3 The Cell as Part of a Manufacturing System

Chapter 4 The Cell Management Language

Chapter 5 A Manufacturing Controller Implementation Environment and its Application at Rolls-Royce Sunderland

Chapter 6 The Quick Turnaround Cell - an Integrated Manufacturing Cell with Process Planning Capability

Chapter 7 Non-Hierarchical Cell Control

Chapter 8 Representation of the Cell Control Task

Index

Details

No. of pages:
208
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Newnes 1991
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
eBook ISBN:
9781483144771

About the Editor

David J Williams

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Obstetric Physician

Paul Rogers

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Forensic Nursing