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Architectures for Computer Integrated Manufacturing, IEE Colloquium on

Date 14 Jan 1991

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  • IEE Colloquium on `Architecture for Computer Integrated Manufacturing' (Digest No.008)

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    The following topics were dealt with: an open architecture for computer integrated manufacturing, CIM; an approach to CIM architecture design, Modular Upward Building; how advances in language design can benefit the integration of programmable controllers in a CIM architecture; STEP program and ISS project approaches to product data modelling and progress in standards for CIM framework and reference model architectures View full abstract»

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  • Progress in standards for CIM framework and reference model architectures

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    Manufacturers face increasing pressures to integrate their processes more tightly. These integration pressures have generated new demands both for the necessary standards at the various interfaces between systems components, and for a framework that can express the relationships between those components. The author considers the progress in this area View full abstract»

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  • How advances in language design can benefit the integration of programmable controllers in a CIM architecture

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    Computer integrated manufacturing requires the harmonious cooperation of many software packages and services, from production control systems, CAD services, factory wide electronic mail, SCADA systems through to real time process control systems and plant sensors. Designing an open architecture to enable such a diverse range of software utilities from different vendors and running on different platforms to interoperate is going to be a major challenge. The paper addresses languages and standards that may provide part of that architecture View full abstract»

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  • Modular upward building-an approach to CIM architecture design

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    Describes a methodology for designing and implementing CIM architectures using a structured, modular approach. The technique is called `Modular Upward Building' and it has the capability to be applied across a variety of industries and existing architectures. Furthermore it preserves flexibility in allowing users to respond to changing business conditions after the original strategy has been designed and or is being implemented View full abstract»

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  • An open architecture for CIM

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    CIM encompasses a suite of tools that are used within the manufacturing industries to solve such business problems, as reduce time to market, achieve total quality, reduce costs, increase product reliability and organization flexibility. The author gives practical objectives for the CIM architecture in the discrete manufacturing industry and recommends the use of consultancy tools to assess the business/manufacturing needs. These objectives are: to protect the enterprise investments, to use distributed computing and databases where appropriate, to achieve leadership availability and reliability of IT/IS operations, to implement EDI as infrastructure for JIT, to implement concurrent engineering, to capitalize on data as a Company asset and to incorporate emerging technologies into the existing environment View full abstract»

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  • Summary of `two contrasting approaches to product data modelling: ISS and STEP'

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    The product data modelling aspects of two separate projects are reviewed. The projects are the STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product model data) program under the ISO (International Standards Organization) and the ISS (Information Support Systems for Design and Manufacture) project based in the Universities of Leeds and Loughborough. Both projects have a product data model at their core yet they represent two different routes to integration: data exchange versus a central repository. The paper outlines the key areas of the two projects and indicates where they can learn from each other. The emphasis is on the form of product data models used by each project, current integration strategies and their use of appropriate tools, including languages and software View full abstract»

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