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Interface Concepts for Plug-Compatible Production Management Systems

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Author(s)

Charles R. McLean

Abstract

Currently, the integration of production management systems that have been built by different vendors is either costly and time-consuming or virtually impossible. If factory integration costs are to be reduced, it is essential that these systems be made plug-compatible. This paper assesses current factors that lead to incompatibility between manufacturing systems built by different systems vendors. Taking these factors into consideration, an interface philosophy is suggested which could be used to guide future integration efforts. The application of this philosophy to key interfaces within the Automated Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) at the National Bureau of Standards, is discussed.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the IFIP WG5.7 Working Conference on Information Flow in Automated Manufacturing Systems

Keywords

production management systems, manufacturing systems, AMRF, automated manufacturing research facility

Citation

McLean, C. (1987), Interface Concepts for Plug-Compatible Production Management Systems, Proceedings of the IFIP WG5.7 Working Conference on Information Flow in Automated Manufacturing Systems (Accessed May 30, 2024)

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Created May 1, 1987, Updated February 17, 2017