Title page for ETD etd-07082010-020048


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Guleri, Aditya
URN etd-07082010-020048
Title Device driver development and implementation for work cell control
Degree Master of Science
Department Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Deisenroth, Michael P. Committee Chair
Freeman, H. JoAnne Committee Member
Nunnally, Charles E. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Computer integrated manufacturing systems
Date of Defense 1988-12-05
Availability restricted
Abstract

Industry's move towards automated manufacturing has been rapid during this decade. In a typical flexible manufacturing environment, a variety of automated manufacturing equipment is linked together with a communication network and a part transportation system. Since vendors of automation equipment have no communication standards to adhere to, integrating these machines becomes a problem.

This project addressed the problem by creating a software interface between robots, CNC machines and a workcell controller. The library of functions created for the Dyna CNC machine and the IBM 7545/7547 robots will aid the future user to create software for the workcell. By using the library functions, a user will be insulated from the lower level functioning of the machines and need only be concerned about the operation of these functions.

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