Accession Number : ADA318949

Title :   Combat Ration Advanced Manufacturing Technology Demonstration Implementation of Integrated Manufacturing

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 92-Jul 95,

Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ CENTER FOR ADVANCED FOOD TECHNOLOG Y

Personal Author(s) : Adam, Nabil ; Boucher, Thomas ; Jafari, Mohsen ; Bruins, Henderikus ; Descovich, Theodore

PDF Url : ADA318949

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 348

Abstract : An integrated design for the CRAMTD Pouch Line was successfully developed and implemented. The design brings together the control of the filling, packaging, and crate loading operations under a single controller. The design provides a complete level 2 control system through the implementation of a production line controller ('Centralized Control Station'), which can be implemented as a stand alone module. The design also provides hooks to level 3 and level 4 automation through the implementation of a shop floor SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) node. These demonstrations showed that this integrated design is feasible and could be considered by an industrial company for implementation in a commercial plant.

Descriptors :   *PACKAGING, *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, *MILITARY RATIONS, DATA BASES, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, LOADING(HANDLING), TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, PRODUCTION CONTROL, FOOD PRESERVATION, MATERIALS HANDLING, CANNING, SURVIVAL RATIONS.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE