Communications for Manufacturing

Proceedings of the Open Congress 4–7 September 1990 Stuttgart, Germany CEC DG XIII: Telecommunications, Information Industries and Innovation

  • Stephen Withnell
  • W. Van Puymbroeck
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Achieving CIM, User Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roberto Vio, Roberto Baldini, Fulvio Rusina
      Pages 3-10
    3. H. Portier
      Pages 23-29
  3. International Initiatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Stephen Withnell, W. Van Puymbroeck
      Pages 45-62
  4. Implementation Strategies, Vendor Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Adriano De Luca, Lelia Giovani, Franco Marra
      Pages 79-89
    3. Sharron Burgmeier
      Pages 90-97
    4. N. E. Brownlow
      Pages 98-105
  5. Introduction to CNMA and MAP

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. J. B. Cox
      Pages 117-129
  6. Open Systems Protocols and Specifications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Artur Lederhofer, Karlheinz Schwarz
      Pages 133-152
    3. Gerhard Krebser, Herbert Lauerer
      Pages 153-161
    4. P. Martin, E. Arnould
      Pages 162-179
  7. Implementing Open Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Juan Manuel Soto, Jesús Sanz
      Pages 202-213
    3. Kym Watson
      Pages 217-223
    4. Klaus Grund
      Pages 224-251
    5. Klaus Grund
      Pages 252-276

About these proceedings


The proceedings of a congress concerning Open Communications, the basis for cost effective Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), are presented. The congress was sponsored by the Commission of the European Communities, DG XIII (Telecommunications, Information Industries and Innovation), at Stuttgart's Annual Machine Tool Fair, 4-7 September 1990. The book provides an overview of international initiatives on implementing open communications in manufacturing/engineering environments, including available communication products on the market. Topics covered encompass industrial needs for open systems for manufacturing, pilot implementations in the USA, Japan and Europe, and introduction to MMS (Manufacturing Message Specification) and NMT (Network Management). Technological solutions that enable the implementation of real multi-vendor environments and allow the full integration from design to manufacture or from order to distribution are also explained. Furthermore, the book highlights the work done in the ESPRIT flagship project, "Communication Network for Manufacturing Applications". During the project's lifetime several experimental and industrial pilot sites were commissioned and these are explained in detail. The book is unique in that it describes both the business strategy and the technological approach. It is aimed at decision makers and people that need to have an up-to-date technical understanding and awareness of future trends in manufacturing systems. Production Engineers, Systems Engineers, Technical Managers, Business Managers, EDP Staff, and Academics will find it useful.


CIM CNMA Computing standards in manufacturing MAP Manufacturing communications Open systems SMEs Systems communications Trend communication information network management telecommunications

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen Withnell
    • 1
  • W. Van Puymbroeck
    • 2
  1. 1.BAeCam, Guild Centre OfficesBritish Aerospace (Military Aircraft) LtdPreston, LancashireUK
  2. 2.Commission of the European CommunitiesBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ECSC-EEC-EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19642-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-1820-6
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Chemical Manufacturing
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