By Topic

A factory information system for the batch production environment

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $33
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)

The system developed can interface a central mini-computer to an established medium-size machine shop including a range of NC and CNC machine tools. The system distributes NC part program data as well as job planning and tooling data, eliminating many of the disadvantages associated with the use of paper tape, and enhancing machine tool utilization and thus return on capital investment. The system incorporates real-time machine-shop monitoring with an integrated communications and information network, which can encompass a multiplicity of departments within an organization, and as such is best described as a Factory Information System (FIS). The benefits include increased management control and the basis for a further development to a full flexible manufacturing system (FMS). The design of interface units and the structure of the software required to drive such a system are proposed.

Published in:

Radio and Electronic Engineer  (Volume:54 ,  Issue: 3 )