MMS: A Communication Language for Manufacturing

  • ESPRIT Consortium CCE-CNMA

Part of the Project 7096 . CCE-CNMA book series (ESPRIT, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Lawrence Cox
    Pages 1-7
  3. Patrick Pleinevaux
    Pages 9-14
  4. Manfred Gaertner, Patrick Pleinevaux
    Pages 15-26
  5. Manfred Gaertner
    Pages 27-60
  6. Patrick Pleinevaux, Werner Blumenstock
    Pages 61-70
  7. Manfred Gaertner
    Pages 71-90
  8. Jean-Pierre Fayolle, Thomas Talanis
    Pages 91-122
  9. Artur Lederhofer, Frank Sackmann
    Pages 123-153
  10. Patrick Pleinevaux
    Pages 155-159
  11. Lawrence Cox
    Pages 161-165
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 167-185

About this book


Today's manufacturing environment is characterised by significant change in the way it is able to respond to its business objectives. Companies now face new challenges to meet customer demands including greater flexibility, a wider range of products, higher quality, improved lead time, whilst maintaining _c.ompetitive prices. The changes manifest in each company will differ but, the trend is towards providing a leaner, more responsive organisation. This is reflected in the need for Information Technology (IT) systems to be more integrated across an enterprise and for the systems to be provided on a distributed basis. At the same time it is imperative that the costs associated with these IT systems and the range of skills required by an enterprise to develop and support such systems should be minimal. One way of achieving this objective is to adopt the use of standards. During recent years there has been a lot of activity to standardise the way that manufacturing devices communicate with each other. Considerable progress has been made, thanks not least to the success of the international effort of stand­ ardisation bodies like ISO, IEEE and IEC, and projects applying standardised protocols like Manufacturing Automation Protocol (MAP), in the USA, Commun­ ications Network for Manufacturing Applications (CNMA) in Europe and not forgetting Mini-MAP and Fieldbus technology.


Communication Standards Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Data Exchange Datenaustausch Kommunikationsstandards OSI Open System Environments robot

Editors and affiliations

  • ESPRIT Consortium CCE-CNMA
    • 1
  1. 1.c/o CSC Manufacturing PracticeGuild Centre OfficesPrestonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-59061-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79639-5
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