Internetworking the factory floor proves strong value proposition

Cutler, Thomas R.
October 2010
CMA Management;Oct2010, Vol. 84 Issue 6, p14
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the benefits of Internet to internetwork machine tools on the manufacturing shop floor. It states that this type of computerized networking machine control and monitoring give manufacturers with significant production information. According to John Rattray, senior executive of Memex Automation, modern machine equipments continue mostly closed islands of mechanization.


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