Automated manufacturing requires sharing of data among control, sensory and administrative processes. Since these processes are invariably distributed over many different computer systems, we claim that a distributed data system is necessary. Unlike most extant data systems, a manufacturing enterprise requires support for: diverse computer systems, data systems and databases, real-time data access, integration of new systems into a running complex. This paper briefly discusses these issues and describes a prototype implementation of a distributed data system that addresses them. An earlier paper (Barkmeyer) discusses the design in greater detail.
06 MAR 1987
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