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Manufacturing Systems Integration Control Entity Interface Specification



S Wallace, M. K. Senehi, Edward J. Barkmeyer Jr., Steven R. Ray, Evan K. Wallace


The major activity of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Systems Integration (MSI) project is the development of an open architecture that incorporates an integrated production planning and control environment with provisions for the detection and recovery from anomalous situations. This document defines the details of the interfaces for control entities (schedulers and controllers) which are incorporated into an integrated system that conforms to the NIST MSI architectural model as revised in 1992.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5272
Report Number


MSI, manufacturing systems integration, planning and control environment, control entities


Wallace, S. , Senehi, M. , Barkmeyer, E. , Ray, S. and Wallace, E. (1993), Manufacturing Systems Integration Control Entity Interface Specification, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created January 1, 1993, Updated November 10, 2018