Manufacturing Cells

Manufacturing Cells

Control, Programming and Integration

1st Edition - November 11, 1991

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  • Editors: David J Williams, Paul Rogers
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483144771

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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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 1991
  • Published: November 11, 1991
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483144771

About the Editors

David J Williams

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Obstetric Physician

Paul Rogers

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Forensic Nursing

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