Proceeding from an outline of the basic design philosophy of the fourth generation Kongsberg controller, the MINC 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 (CMC), Direct Numerical Control (DNC), and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM); Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC); Diagnostic Control; Input and Output Data Standardisation; and Man/Machine Communication. Order from BSRA as No. 49,027.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Fourth Kongsberg Vapenfabrik Shipbuilding Symposium, Newcastle upon Tyne, May 8-11, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kongsberg Vapenfabrik Shipbuilding Symp (4th)

    Newcastle upon Tyne,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gosling, T R
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00182505
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 3 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM