Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Enhancing Numerical Controllers using MMS Concepts and a CORBA-based Software Bus

Abstract : Open Manufacturing Equipment is mandatory to answer the demand of modern manufacturing for distributed monitoring or automation, and to allow fast system reconfiguration. This project is inspired by the reference models defined by the ISO/OSI Manufacturing Message Specification for remote machine tool supervision (MMS) and the Open System Architecture within Control Applications (OSACA). Instead of proposing MMS or OSACA protocols for communication, we propose a unified object-oriented solution based on the OMG-CORBA software bus. Adopting a common object-oriented approach for both remote communication and internal architecture of a NC platform is conceivable. It leads to a design very close to the one proposed in the mentioned standards. The consequences of including a Manufacturing Object Messaging System on the NC design model are discussed. A Java- and CORBA-based demonstration prototype has been developed. Finally, the paper describes how we address real-time constraints on communications.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : Lip6 Publications <>
Submitted on : Monday, September 14, 2015 - 1:51:46 PM
Last modification on : Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 9:38:03 AM



Raymond Boissier, Eric Gressier-Soudan, André Laurent, Lionel Seinturier. Enhancing Numerical Controllers using MMS Concepts and a CORBA-based Software Bus. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Taylor & Francis, 2001, 14 (6), pp.560-569. ⟨10.1080/09511920110040539⟩. ⟨hal-01198789⟩



Record views