This book provides an up-to-date review of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) interfaces. The concepts, standards and problems of interfaces in CIM are addressed.
Introduction. Fundamentals of computer integrated manufacturing. Basic means of connecting data processing applications. Interface standardization. Local area networks. Examples of the coupling of CA applications. Coupling of PPC systems and CA applications - example: PPC - CAD. Comprehensive concepts for coupling in CIM. References. Index.