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Author(s): Albert Jones and Charles McLean
Publication date: 1986
Citation: Albert Jones and Charles McLean: "A Proposed Hierarchical Control Model for Automated Manufacturing Systems," Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 1986.
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The Automated Manufacturing Research Facility is being constructed
at the National Bureau of Standards. This small, integrated, flexible
manufacturing system will serve as a research test bed to aid in the
identification, design, and testing of standards for the automated
factory of the future. This paper describes the five layer
hierarchical production control model proposed to manage these
factories. Included is a discussion of the philosophy behind this
model, the functional requirements of each layer within the model, a
brief description of the data services needed to support this
approach, and an overview of the techniques used to implement existing
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