Accession Number : ADA321378

Title :   Combat Ration Advanced Manufacturing Technology Demonstration (CRAMTD): Implementation of Sensors and Quality Control Strategies in the Integrated Manufacturing System.

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

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

Personal Author(s) : Bruins, Henderikus ; Elsayed, Elsayed A. ; Albin, Susan ; Schaffner, Donald W. ; Luxhoj, J. T.

PDF Url : ADA321378

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : To realize the advantages of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), faster and more effective inspection and control systems are required than can be provided manually. Inspection and control systems that use sensors, detectors and data entry stations to monitor conditions and detect variations in material flow. process parameters and product quality need to be considered as well as controllers that are capable of determining real time corrective action. In this project the configuration of the CRAMTD Demo plant and the architecture of information flow was laid out and a strategy was developed that could accommodate present and future management information needs. The MRE production line was selected to demonstrate the use of these advanced control strategies and seven areas of quality control were addressed. While a strategy was developed to support Level 2 and Level 3 CIM the implementation of sensors and quality control strategies was completed at Level 2 CIM. It is recommended that a follow-on project complete Level 3 CIM according to the SP-88 model

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *PRODUCTION CONTROL, *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, *MILITARY RATIONS, DATA PROCESSING, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, DETECTORS, MANUFACTURING, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, MATERIALS, QUALITY CONTROL, ARCHITECTURE.

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE