Accession Number : AD0768112

Title :   Design and Analysis of a Laser Oriented, Automatic Dimensional System for High-Speed Process Control,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Ward,Steven Morris ; Foster,Joseph W.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : Recent advancements in the technology of high-speed manufacturing systems have introduced the need for a new approach in the design of process control systems. In the past few years, a new generation of manufacturing systems for the production of high-demand items, such as small caliber ammunition rounds, has been developed. The extremely high production rates of these systems have surpassed the capabilities of conventional quality inspection and process control methods. An automatic, computerized process control system is necessary in order to meet this demand. In this type of control system, quality inspection stations which convert measures of product attributes into digital information are required. The basis of the study is the development of a non-contact, quality inspection system which is fast, accurate, and inexpensive. (Modified author abstract) Portions of this document are not fully legible.

Descriptors :   (*PRODUCTION CONTROL, AUTOMATION), (*SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, *QUALITY CONTROL), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, GAS LASERS, ELECTROOPTICS, LOGIC CIRCUITS

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE