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Author Ferrolho, A. ♦ Crisostomo, M.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Flexible manufacturing systems ♦ Computer aided manufacturing ♦ Manufacturing processes ♦ Computer networks ♦ Ethernet networks ♦ Computer numerical control ♦ Pulp manufacturing ♦ Electrical equipment industry ♦ Manufacturing industries ♦ Manufacturing systems
Abstract This paper describes the development, coordination, integration and control of a flexible manufacturing cell (FMC). FMC has industrial characteristics and was developed to study these types of manufacturing systems. The FMC hierarchical structure is based on five layers: engineering, planning, scheduling, control and data acquisition. The connection of all of the equipment in the FMC (manufacturing equipment and information processing) is carried out via computer network Ethernet. The connection of all the equipments in FMC (manufacturing equipment and processing of information) is done through a computer network Ethernet. In this work we present the layout, the hierarchical structure and the four sectors (manufacturing, assembly, handling and storage) that make up FMC. For the coordination, integration and control of FMC several software programmes and hardware were created. An interface was developed - direct numerical control (DNC) to control the CNC machines used in FMC. For the robots used in the FMC the "winATS" and "RAPComm" applications were developed.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Electr. Eng., Polytech. Inst. of Viseu, Portugal (Ferrolho, A.)
ISBN 0780391373
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-06-26
Publisher Place Hungary
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 4.65 MB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 1050
Ending Page 1055


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library