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The complexity of modern industrial production has made manufacturing dependent on a rapidly developing computer-based support technology. The growth of a multitude of data-solutions, and the use of incompatible products on different factory locations have led to so-called islands of automation. Such islands may be of considerable individual value, but pose problems if one wishes to integrate factory functions. This book promotes a standardisation in factory automation software, that conforms to a common set of stringent industry requirements. It also presents challenges for the future of manufacturing, applications of manufacturing automation in practice, and gives recommendations on how to implement CIM.

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Bibliographic Reference: EN (1993) 181 pp.
Availability: IOS Press, Van Diemenstraat 94, 1013 CN Amsterdam (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 90 5199 137 1
Record Number: 199510116 / Last updated on: 1995-02-07
Original language: en
Available languages: en