The Cell Control Report

3rd Edition

Authors: Architecture Technology Corpor
Paperback ISBN: 9781856171311
eBook ISBN: 9781483285078
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 15th November 1991
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This extensive report provides an essential overview of cells and their use as factory automation building blocks.

The following issues are discussed in depth:

• Cell integration

• Cell software and standards

• Future technologies applied to cells


• Cell control applications including:

– rotary parts manufacturing

– diesel engine component development

– general cell control development at the General Electric Corporation

– a vendor list.

Table of Contents

1. Cell Controllers: Factory Automation Building Blocks

1.1 An Emerging Technology

1.1.1 Supervisory Control Systems

1.1.2 The Factory Automation Hierarchy

1.1.3 Cell Controller Functionality

1.1.4 Communications

1.1.5 Data Acquisition

1.1.6 Data Analysis

1.1.7 Databases

1.1.8 User Interface

1.1.9 Paperless Manufacturing

1.2 Cell and Supervisory Control

1.2.1 Cell Controller--A Leap Forward

1.2.2 Software

1.2.3 Productivity Gains

1.3 Cell Control: Middleground between the Factory and MIS

1.3.1 Reducing the Risk

1.3.2 Industry Standards

1.4 Implementing the Cell

1.4.1 Specifying an Approach

1.5 Cell Control Evolution

1.5.1 Cell Product Definition

1.5.2 Cell Controller Types

1.5.3 Computer Power

1.5.4 Software Issues

2. Integrating the Cell

2.1 Hierarchical Integration

2.1.1 Device Controller

2.1.2 Work Cell Controller (WCC)

2.1.3 Area Controller

2.1.4 Factory Controller

2.1.5 CIM Shop Floor Goals

2.1.6 System Components

2.2 Simplifying Systems Integration

2.2.1 Open Architecture

2.2.2 Approach

2.2.3 Operating System

2.2.4 Realtime Database Management System

2.2.5 Communications System

2.2.6 Human Interfaces

2.3 Cells Drive Manufacturing Strategy

2.3.1 Cells Triumphant

2.3.2 Inexpensive Cells

2.3.3 Successful Im


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