Proceeding from an outline of the basic design philosophy of the fourth generation Kongsberg controller, the MlNC 100 and its integrated version, the CNC 600, this paper explores possible technological advances within the field of numerical control for flamecutting machines which could occur within the next decade. It is anticipated that future CNC's <computerised numerical controllers> will be smaller with an increase in the hardware capability of all system components particularly logic. Rapidly changing differentials in the costs of hardware components, communication and software will open the way for major revisions in the manner in which programs should be associated with hardware. There will be a greater orientation of system design towards particular user applications and problems. These, and other matters are discussed under the following headings: Computerised Numerical Control <CNC>, Direct Numerical Control <DNC>, and Computer Aided Manufacturing <CAM>; Programmable Logic Controllers <PLC>; Diagnostic Control; Input and Output Data Standardisation; and Man/ Machine Communication.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper No. 3 presented at Fourth Kongsberg Vapenfabrik Shipbuilding Symposium, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 8-11 May 1978 (22 pp., 3 ref., 6 diag., 2 phot.)
  • Authors:
    • Gosling, T R
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00711028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM