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Open communications, essential for cost-effective Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), was the subject of a congress sponsored by the CEC at Stuttgart's Annual Machine Tool Fair. Experts from Europe, Japan and North America addressed the industrial needs for open systems for manufacturing and explained the technological solutions enabling a multi-vendor environment and full integration from design to manufacture. The work of ESPRIT project 2617, Communications Network for Manufacturing Applications (CNMA), was highlighted and explained. CNMA aims at furthering the development and adoption of industrial communications standards for CIM. It has commissioned several experimental and industrial pilot sites and gained much practical experience on network architectures and on the use of OSI communication for the management, control and integration of manufacturing processes.

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Authors: WITHNELL S, British Aerospace (Military Aircraft) Ltd., Preston (GB);VAN PUYMBROECK W (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13015 EN (1990) 287 pp.
Availability: Springer-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Postfach 10 52 80, Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-6900 Heidelberg 1 (DE)
ISBN: ISBN 3-540-19642-0
Record Number: 199210499 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en