Integrating Infrastructures for Manufacturing a Comparative Analysis

  • José P. O. Santos
  • João J. Ferreira
  • José M. Mendonça
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This paper presents an overview of the evolution of manufacturing systems integrating infrastructures and standards, ranging from industrial network standards1 such as MAP2 and CNMA3, that essentially support hardware integration, distributed platforms like OSF/DCE4 and OMG/CORBA5 promoting industrial applications integration, up to integration frameworks like CIMOSA6 which try to encompass all the aspects linked to business integration. This overview has a particular emphasis on the integrating infrastructure concepts towards enterprise integration.

The advantages and constraints of a CIMOSA integrating infrastructure implementation using OSF/DCE is also presented and discussed.


Integrating Infrastructures CIMOSA DCE CORBA MAP MMS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José P. O. Santos
    • 1
  • João J. Ferreira
    • 2
  • José M. Mendonça
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of MechanicsUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.FEUP-DEEC/INESCPortoPortugal

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