Toolbox of integrated planning tools - a case study

B. G. Welz, L. Camarinha-Matos, T. C. Lueth, S. Munch, L. Stocchiero, J. Tramu, A. Visser

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Abstract

In the frame of the ESPRIT project CIM-PLATO a toolbox of planning tools for CIM applications has been developed. The planning tasks addressed by the various tools span a wide range of CIM activities for the design, planning and installation of Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS) and Flexible Assembly Systems (FAS) in a CIM environment. By selecting individual tools, a customized toolbox can be configured for a specific CIM problem. The tools in such a toolbox can be integrated via an Information Management System. In the development of the tools and the Information System existing and forthcoming standards have been taken into account: STEP [2], the standard for exchange of product model data, EXPRESS [1], the specification language used in STEP, and OSF/MOTIF [3] for the design of the user interfaces. Apart from the development of the individual tools an important goal of the project is to define a framework for an open toolbox concept in which new tools can be easily integrated. This paper presents O->M, one of the application specific toolboxes implemented by the CIM-PLATO consortium. O->M addresses the main planning activities for product configuration and manufacturing of a computer system selected from the Bull catalogue. It consists of five tools from the CIM-PLATO toolbox and an Information System. O->M demonstrates the adaptability of the tools involved to specific applications; their integratability, which is achieved by the use of the common Information System based on standards for data exchange; and the flexibility of the CIM-PLATO toolbox approach which yields flexible solutions with different levels of automation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTERFACES IN INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS FOR PRODUCTION AND ENGINEERING
EditorsJ. Rix, E. G. Schlechtendahl
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Pages145-157
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)0444814965
Publication statusPublished - 1993
EventIFIP TC5/WG5.10 Working Conference on Interfaces in Industrial Systems for Production and Engineering - Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 15 Mar 199317 Mar 1993

Publication series

NameIFIP TRANSACTIONS B - APPLICATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY
Publisher ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Volume10
ISSN (Print)0926-5481

Conference

ConferenceIFIP TC5/WG5.10 Working Conference on Interfaces in Industrial Systems for Production and Engineering
CountryGermany
CityDarmstadt
Period15/03/9317/03/93

Keywords

  • Planning
  • User interfaces
  • Assembly
  • Automation
  • Computer hardware description languages
  • Data structures
  • Expert systems
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Project management
  • Product design
  • Information management
  • Information retrieval systems

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    Welz, B. G., Camarinha-Matos, L., Lueth, T. C., Munch, S., Stocchiero, L., Tramu, J., & Visser, A. (1993). Toolbox of integrated planning tools - a case study. In J. Rix, & E. G. Schlechtendahl (Eds.), INTERFACES IN INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS FOR PRODUCTION AND ENGINEERING (pp. 145-157). (IFIP TRANSACTIONS B - APPLICATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY; Vol. 10). Amsterdam: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV.