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A European Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Architecture

Objective

The objectives of this project were to:
-design an open systems architecture for CIM
-define a set of concepts and rules to facilitate the building of future CIM systems
-support migration of existing implementations.
The objectives of this project were to design an open systems architecture (OSA) for computer integrated manufacture (CIM), to define a set of concepts and rules to facilitate the building of future CIM systems and to support migration of existing implementations.
CIM-OSA is composed of a consistent set of complementary reference models capable of modelling enterprise requirements in terms of functions, information, resources and organisation and of modelling the implemented CIM systems derived from the requirements model. A key part of the implementation model is the integrated infrastructure (IIS), dealing with the definition of the integrating services, such as communications, information, machine and human front ends and the business process. This IIS provides a common platform to integrate the heterogeneous manufacturing and information technology environments. The IIS builds on and uses the upper layers of the International Standards Organization (ISO) open systems interconnection model. The work is complementary to the manufacturing automation protocols (MAP) initiative and to communications network for manufacturing applications (CNMA). CIM-OSA is complementary to the ISO open distributed processing (ODP) initiative. A document defining the CIM-OSA reference architecture specifications has been published.
CIM-OSA is composed of a consistent set of complementary reference models capable of modelling enterprise requirements in terms of functions, information, resources and organisation, and of modelling the implemented CIM systems derived from the requirements model. A key part of the implementation model is the Integrated Infrastructure (IIS), dealing with the definition of the integrating services, such as communications, information, machine and human front-ends, and the business process. This IIS provides a common platform to integrate the heterogeneous manufacturing and information technology environments.
The IIS builds on and uses the upper layers of the ISO Open Systems Interconnection model. The work is complementary to the Manufacturing Automation Protocols (MAP) initiative and to CNMA (ESPRIT project 955). CIM-OSA is complementary to the ISO Open Distributed Processing (ODP) initiative (ESPRIT Project 2267, ISA). A document defining the CIM-OSA reference architecture specifications has been published.
Exploitation
The project has actively promoted the architecture in the consortium, the industry and relevant standardisation organisations. The CIM-OSA modelling framework has been accepted as ENV 40 003 (European pre-standard) by the CEN/CENELEC member countries. It is also an active work item in ISO TC184. Promotion will be significantly supported by the available of the IIS and modelling tool prototypes. These prototypes will be used to validate the CIM-OSA release 1 and to demonstrate the capabilities of CIM-OSA. The architecture will be employed by both users and vendors in the consortium in evaluating and planning their future developments.

Coordinator

CAP GEMINI INNOVATION
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118 Rue De Tocqueville
75017 Paris
France

Participants (19)

AEG Olympia AG
Germany
Address
Goldsteinstraße 235
60528 Frankfurt Am Main
ALCATEL TITN
France
Address
Rue Emeriau
75725 Paris
ATT NEDERLAND B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Larenseweg Postbus 1168
1200 BD Hilversum
Aérospatiale Société Nationale Industrielle SA
France
Address
37 Boulevard De Montmorency
75781 Paris
British Aerospace plc
United Kingdom
Address
Chester Road
CH4 0DR Chester
Bull SA
France
Address
48 Rue Jean Jaures
78340 Les-clayes-sous-bois
Digital Equipment GmbH
Germany
Address
Freischützstraße 91
81927 München
Dornier System GmbH
Germany
Address
An Der Bundesstraße 31
88048 Friedrichshafen
Fiat Aviazione SpA
Italy
Address
Corso G Marconi
10125 Torino
Hewlett Packard France
France
Address
Boulevard Steve Biko
38090 Villefontaine
IBM Deutschland GmbH
Germany
Address
Building 7032-87
71043 Sindelfingen
International Computers Ltd (ICL)
United Kingdom
Address
Six Hills House
SG1 1YB Stevenage
Italsiel SpA
Italy
Address
Via Isonzo 21B
00198 Roma
MBLE
Belgium
Address
Rue Des Deux Gares
1070 Brussels
PROCOS A/S
Denmark
Address
Bregnerodvej
3460 Birkerod
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)
Germany
Address
Steinbachstraße 53B
52074 Aachen
Seiaf SpA
Italy
Address
Via Garaventa 2
16121 Genova
Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG
Germany
Address
Otto-hahn-ring 6
81739 München
Volkswagen AG
Germany
Address

38440 Wolfsburg