Accession Number : ADP000540

Title :   The Computer is in--Now Your Troubles Begin,

Corporate Author : WESTERN ELECTRIC CO INC PHOENIX AZ

Personal Author(s) : Crews,Edgar W.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Microprocessors and other digital devices are finding their way into almost all wire and cable manufacturing processes. The primary advantage of selecting computer-controlled or digitally-controlled equipment is improved productivity. However, productivity can be adversely affected if this new equipment cannot be maintained or cannot be repaired quickly. Maintenance personnel require new skills and knowledge to repair and maintain computer-controlled or digitally-controlled equipment. A training program, properly structured to include education, documentation, and motivation, must be implemented for those responsible for the maintenance and repair of this highly sophisticated equipment. The training program to be discussed has evolved as a result of our experiences with various computer-controlled and digitally-controlled equipment.

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Electric cables, *Electric wire, *Symposia, *Production, *Microprocessors, Training, Digital computers, Control systems, Insulation, International

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE