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Invited Paper: Next Generation of Applied Internet Technologies in E-manufacturing

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1 Author(s)
Babulak, E. ; Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., Vancouver, BC

In the last decade we have been witnessing a new revolution in information processing and information accessibility via Internet. The evolution of Information Technologies (IT) and personal digital technologies has important impact on automation and manufacturing industry. The IT has become essential component of operational, control and business processes in everyonepsilas life worldwide. In the area of Real Estate the modern smart houses are now being built enabling owners to change window tints, turn on music, control thermostats, regulate sprinklers, monitor security, and open the front door from their cars. In the medical field the impact of IT is most significant in the area of patientpsilas remote monitoring, medication administration and diagnosis control. Wearable computers, such as small wristwatch devices enable to check temperatures, news headlines, personal messages, and personal planners. Modern handheld devices, mobile phones, cameras, TVs, and personal computers are converging into single mobile and computational device. In the field of education, most of the colleges are implementing wireless campus enabling students to monitor their course content and working on collaborative projects. Current Precision CNC Lathes and Mills SmartCut II Series are not only a cutting device but a fully computerized and interconnected apparatus controlled remotely via mobile handheld device with wireless link. SmartCut was designed for growing companies evolving from manual lathe operations to CNC and more sophisticated users who would like a simple, easy to use machine. The Fagor 8055TC control is equipped with multiple ports for connection to off-line programming systems for more advanced users. The combination of these control features and hand wheels enable you to use a single machine for one-off or prototype production; in a semi-automatic mode for small production lots; and in its fully automatic mode for medium length production runs. The author discusses the c- urrent state of the art and future trend of IT for the 21st century in automation and manufacturing industry as well as in education and public sectors.

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Computer Modelling and Simulation, 2009. UKSIM '09. 11th International Conference on

Date of Conference:

25-27 March 2009