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Generic Manufacturing Controllers



Brian Catron, Bruce Thomas


The cost of developing software for the factory is continuing to increase due in part to the problems of integrating equipment and controllers from multiple vendors. A consistent philosophy is needed for designing reusable code for integrating manufacturing control systems. Development of a generic controller will minimize the problem of redundant software. For a better understanding of this particular approach to a generic controller, an overview of the Automated Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) facility, a definition of a generic controller, and a description of results from development and implementation of a version of the generic controller are presented.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Intelligent Control
Conference Location


designing, reusable code manufacturing controllers, software


Catron, B. and Thomas, B. (1988), Generic Manufacturing Controllers, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Intelligent Control, , USA, [online], (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created August 31, 1988, Updated October 12, 2021