A framework for the automatic programming of advanced production machinery

Giles Tewkesbury, David Sanders

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    A new restricted programming language has been created to program task oriented machines. This led to a new method of integrating advanced production machinery. The method allows a design level to interface directly to a manufacturing environment. The manufacturing level advises on aspects of the production tasks which are necessary for the design. The method offers a route towards full factory automation, and integration with a design level. Programming approaches at a factory level are presented, and novel techniques to fully automate factories are described. The framework allows the interrogation and programming of any level within a factory hierarchy. Each level of an automated factory hierarchy has been included and a case study is described to demonstrate a successful application of the approach. The results are presented and conclusions drawn
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuromicro 94
    Subtitle of host publicationsystem architecture and integration : proceedings of the 20th Euromicro conference : September 5-8, 1994, Liverpool, England
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages224 - 230
    ISBN (Print)0818664304
    Publication statusPublished - 1994
    EventEUROMICRO 94. System Architecture and Integration - Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Duration: 5 Sept 19948 Sept 1994


    ConferenceEUROMICRO 94. System Architecture and Integration
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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