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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 3 • Date June 1994

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  • Why are we so out of STEP?

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 155 - 158
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    It has been claimed that 70% of UK manufacturing companies have no plans to do anything about integrating their computer-based systems across all applications within the next five years. I refer to the emerging International Standard for the Exchange of Product model data (STEP ISO 10303), which has evolved from earlier standards concerned solely with the exchange of geometrical data associated wi... View full abstract»

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  • Composite active suspension for automotive vehicles

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 149 - 154
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    This article describes the development of a composite controller for an active suspension system. This consists of two controllers operating together over different frequency ranges. The first of these is required to cancel out the low-frequency dynamic loads experienced during cornering and braking in order to maintain a level vehicle platform. The second is required to isolate the car body from ... View full abstract»

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  • Electronically controlled automotive suspensions

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 143 - 148
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Automotive suspension design is a compromise brought about by the conflicting demands of ride and handling. We have seen the introduction of increasingly sophisticated, electronically controlled components which redefine the boundaries of the compromise. The major elements of a motor car suspension are summarised by the author. The technology employed in automotive suspension design covers a wide ... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided configuration of modular robotic systems

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 137 - 142
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    A system has been developed to interactively assemble modular and reconfigurable robotic systems in a computer animation environment. The modular robot is based on a set of one, two and three degree of freedom joint modules and generic links. These modules may be assembled into a large class of robotic systems that include serial, parallel, mobile and hybrid configurations. A model of the configur... View full abstract»

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  • Neural networks in process plant modelling and control

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 131 - 134
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The Teaching Company Scheme offers a great deal of opportunity and benefits to both the industrial and academic partners involved. This article pays particular reference to an ongoing programme that exists between ICI Engineering and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In order to place the scope of the project into perspective, the authors describe briefly the technology involved. The original... View full abstract»

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  • CIM and control of pressure die-casting in the automotive industry

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 125 - 130
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    The successful introduction of highly automated machines into a predominantly manual environment requires careful planning and support. Ford Motor Company in Belfast realised that its electronic/control expertise needed to be strengthened when it embarked on automating its die-casting facilities and saw the Teaching Company Scheme as a good means of obtaining the necessary technology transfer. So ... View full abstract»

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  • Controllers for use by disabled people

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 121 - 124
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    Describes a range of developments by Possum Controls Ltd. The company makes control systems for the assistance of the disabled, and the article focusses on systems in which command input is by voice and the purpose is to perform various household functions; operating the television, video and radio, opening the front door (an intercom is involved), opening curtains, controlling the telephone, etc.... View full abstract»

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  • Development of an advanced industrial metal detector instrumentation

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 117 - 120
    Cited by:  Patents (3)
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    In the normal three-coil balanced detection system for metal contaminants in products, a centrally excited coil provides a symmetric field linking two outer detector coils which are appropriately balanced to produce a zero voltage output for the detector circuit. The product to be inspected is passed on a conveyor belt through the centre of the triple coil system and the presence of any metal caus... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic measurement and control in a panel board plant

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 112 - 116
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    Fibre quality and wetlap thickness, the most influential variables in the panel and board industries, have traditionally been manually controlled by operators. The effect of this is that product quality and, ultimately, plant efficiency and profitability are a function of operator opinion and diligence. This article describes the design and implementation of a predictive and self-learning rule-bas... View full abstract»

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Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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