Local Area Network Link for Robots

  • J. D. Gascoigne
  • R. H. Weston
  • C. M. Sumpter


This paper discusses the development of an intelligent interface to enable computer-controlled assembly, metal-cutting machines, etc., to be linked together and integrated with supervisory, production control, database and production management computer systems. The aim is to provide the basis of a general and cost-effective solution to the problems of flexibility and efficient utilization within manufacturing environments.


Local Area Network Current Axis Local Machine Intelligent Interface Serial Link 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Gascoigne
    • 1
  • R. H. Weston
    • 1
  • C. M. Sumpter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering ProductionLoughborough University of TechnologyLoughborough, LeicestershireUK

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