Targeting the remote monitoring and control of shop floors, this paper proposes a new framework called Wise-ShopFloor that can be applied to distributed manufacturing environments. It utilizes the latest Java technologies (Java 3D and Java Servlet) for system implementation. This Web-based framework allows users to monitor and control a distant shop floor device with visual helps enabled by Java 3D models instead of camera images. The behavior of a 3D model is driven by sensor signals of its physical counterpart. A prototype system is developed to demonstrate its application on shop floor monitoring and control.
Issue Section:Application Briefs
Keywords:Internet, computer integrated manufacturing, Java, real-time systems, distributed sensors, remote consoles, virtual manufacturing, client-server systems, computerised monitoring, Web-Based Monitoring, Remote Control, Java 3D, Sensors, Distributed Manufacturing
Topics:Manufacturing, Sensors, Three-dimensional models, Design
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