Communications Network for Manufacturing Applications


CNMA - 5104

Keywords communications standards, integration, multivendor environments, networks, open systems, PLCs


Start Date: 01-DEC-90 / Duration: 25 months

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Objectives and Approach

This project continues the work of ESPRIT projects 955 and 2617 (CNMA) in the specification, implementation, validation and demonstration of newly emerging standard communications protocols for use in industrial environments.

Work items in this project will address:

The implementation of these standards will be independently verified by a test-bed technology project and validated and demonstrated in high voltage transformer manufacture, carburettor assembly facilities and the aerospace industry. Technology transfer to SMEs will also be emphasised.

Exploitation

The work is expected to further advance the state of the art in industrial open communications and to improve the competitive position of European industry. The results of the project will be submitted to both national, European and international standards bodies to ensure recognition of European industrial requirements. Migration paths from proprietary systems to systems based on international standards will be demonstrated.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Martin Wing
BRITISH AEROSPACE (MILITARY
AIRCRAFT) LTD
Guild Centre (15th Floor)
UK - PRESTON PR1 1RE
tel: + 44/ 772-205 198
fax: + 44/ 772-205 141
telex: 67616

Participants

BRITISH AEROSPACE (MILITARY
AIRCRAFT) LTD - UK - C
BULL SA - F - P
MAGNETI MARELLI SPA - I - P
OLIVETTI INFORMATION SERVICES
- RICERCA - I - P
RENAULT AUTOMOBILES - F - P
SIEMENS AG - D - P
ROBOTIKER - E - P
UNIVERSITÄT STUTTGART - D - P
UNIVERSIDADE DE PORTO - P - P
ALCATEL TITN - F - P
SIEMENS-NIXDORF
INFORMATIONSSYTEME AG (SNI) - D - P
FRAUNHOFER-IITB - D - P
EFACEC - P - P
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE
DE LAUSANNE - CH - A
SYNTAX SOFTWARE SISTEMI SPA - I - A
AEROSPATIALE - F - A


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CNMA - 5104, December 1993


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