Description

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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

Plus

• 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

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1991
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Electronic ISBN:
9781483285078
Print ISBN:
9781856171311

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