CIM Systems Communications at FIAT Automobile Division

  • Roberto Vio
  • Roberto Baldini
  • Fulvio Rusina
Conference paper


The increasing demand and competition in the manufacturing automation market are changing the approach to CIM implementations. Integration and therefore Factory Networking Systems are playing a more important role.

The aim of this paper is to present a management overview of the experience achieved, in the implementation of Factory Wide Communications, by FIAT Automobile Division (FIAT Auto) and planned evolution.


Programmable Logic Controller Wide Area Network Computer Integrate Manufacture Open System Interconnection Computer Integrate Manufacture System 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Vio
    • 1
  • Roberto Baldini
    • 2
  • Fulvio Rusina
    • 3
  1. 1.FIAT HoldingTorinoItaly
  2. 2.FIAT AutoTorinoItaly
  3. 3.SESAMTorinoItaly

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