Flexible production aided by telecontrol
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• Claimed to be the first of its kind in Europe, a computer-controlled "telecontrol" factory has been built by CAV Ltd. in Sudbury, Suffolk, for the manufacture of injection equipment which, say CAV technicians, provides "facilities for an immediate response to the ever-changing conditions of the production shop-floor".
The activities of all production machines are monitored by a central controller with the aid of a single assistant. Details of components to be manufactured are issued to the shop floor supetwisor by the Controller at the start of each shift and all bperations are controlled from the telecontrol centre. Display panels cover the requirements of 50 production machines.