Multi-Level Shop-Floor Control


MULTICON - 2711

Keywords flexible manufacturing systems, shop-floor control systems


Start Date: 01-DEC-90 / Duration: 27 months

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Objectives and Approach

This project aims to develop hierarchically structured shop-floor control systems (SFCs) designed on the basis of open system architectures. The systems architecture and application environments will be selected to meet the needs of SMEs, and the testbeds chosen will also be largely representative of this type of enterprise.

User needs are very varied, resulting from different manufacturing environments, levels of application and degrees of other EDP systems support. For a shop-floor control system to be adaptable to all these needs, the system architecture must be:

In all these areas, relevant developments within ESPRIT, especially in AMICE (projects 688 and 5288) will be considered in the conceptual design of the system.

SFC systems are intended to assist the workforce in taking over more responsible work. Thus their installation must not only be permitted by the workers, but be acknowledged as real improvement and enrichment. This requires some efforts with respect to the involvement of the workforce, where the project will draw on significant experiences gained with the introduction of similar systems at the Mercedes-Benz company.

The main objectives are to:


CONTACT POINT

Dr U. Grupe
AEG AG
Theodor-Stern-Kai 1
D - 60596 FRANKFURT
tel: + 49/ 69-600 3443
fax: + 49/ 69-600 3465
telex: 4152254

Participants

AEG AG - D - C
CARLO GAVAZZI IMPANTI SPA - I - P
AEG IBERICA DE ELECTRICIDAD SA - E - A
IWF - D - A
OFFICINE GALILEO DI SICILIA SPA - I - A
TECNOPOLIS CSATA NOVUS ORTUS - I - A
COGECO SPA - I - A
BIBA - D - A


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MULTICON - 2711, December 1993


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