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The Integrated Manufacturing Data Administration System (IMDAS) - An Overview



Donald E. Libes, Edward J. Barkmeyer Jr.


Automated manufacturing requires sharing of data among control, sensory and administrative processes. Since these processes are invariably distributed over many different computer systems, we claim that a distributed data system is necessary. Unlike most extant data systems, a manufacturing enterprise requires support for: diverse computer systems, data systems and databases, real-time data access, integration of new systems into a running complex. This paper briefly discusses these issues and describes a prototype implementation of a distributed data system that addresses them. An earlier paper discusses the design in greater detail.
International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing


computer systems, integrated manufacturing data administration, manufacturing enterprise


Libes, D. and Barkmeyer Jr., E. (1988), The Integrated Manufacturing Data Administration System (IMDAS) - An Overview, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, [online], (Accessed June 22, 2024)


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Created December 31, 1987, Updated October 12, 2021