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Distributed Databases on the Factory Floor

Published

Author(s)

Cita M. Furlani, Donald E. Libes, Edward J. Barkmeyer Jr., Mary Mitchell

Abstract

A major facility for manufacturing research exists at the National Bureau of Standard (NBS). The Automated Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) serves as a test bed and demonstration facility in support of research by workers from NBS, industry, academia, and other government agencies. The AMRF has been designed as a data driven control system. This permits it to handle a broad range of parts for automated manufacturing, but requires an effective interface between the data generated in a manufacturing system and the control modules that use the data. To meet this requirement, a distributed data system, the Integrated Manufacturing Data Administration System (IMDAS), has been developed. It is designed to provide the control systems of the AMRF access to the data necessary to support the design, planning, manufacturing, and inspection of parts.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Computerization and Networking of Materials Property Databases
Conference Location
, USA

Keywords

Automated Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF), driven control system, integrated manufacturing data administration system, IMDAS

Citation

Furlani, C. , Libes, D. , Barkmeyer Jr., E. and Mitchell, M. (1987), Distributed Databases on the Factory Floor, Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Computerization and Networking of Materials Property Databases, , USA (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created May 31, 1987, Updated October 12, 2021