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A Generic Control Architecture For Web Based Manufacturing

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

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June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



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Manufacturing Lab Experience

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8.52.1 - 8.52.7



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Can Saygin

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Session 2963

A Generic Control Architecture for Web-Based Manufacturing

Dr. Can Saygin

Assistant Professor Director, Integrated Systems Facility University of Missouri – Rolla Engineering Management Department 1870 Miner Circle Rolla, Missouri 65409 Phone: 573 – 341 – 6358 Fax: 573 – 341 – 6567 E-mail:


This paper presents the design and development of a generic control architecture that enables over-the-Internet access to automated manufacturing equipment. The architecture has been developed through a series of projects that have been conducted at the Integrated Systems Facility (ISF) in the Engineering Management Department at the University of Missouri – Rolla. The projects include Web-based applications for materials management, product design and machining, robot programming, and programmable logic control programming. For each application, a prototype has been developed and implemented in the course Emgt 334 Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems as an E-Lab Suite for various laboratory applications.

The concept presented in this paper offers a great potential for manufacturing industry by providing a means of remote monitoring, controlling, and diagnosing manufacturing systems located at different geographic locations, as well as real time data collection and analysis. Web- based manufacturing concept also provides several advantages to institutions offering distance education courses in the areas of automation and manufacturing systems. It facilitates the learning process over the Internet via a suite of Web browser based user interfaces that are linked to a physical manufacturing laboratory environment.


The Internet technology has evolved very rapidly over the past few years and was proven to be a powerful medium for business communications. In parallel to the developments in e-commerce, the Internet is also being widely used to support various activities related to manufacturing1,2. The advancements in manufacturing automation have led to the extensive use of computers in

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Saygin, C. (2003, June), A Generic Control Architecture For Web Based Manufacturing Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--11517

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