3576540 is referenced by 96 patents and cites 6 patents.

A digital computer simultaneously controls the operation of plural machine tools and related apparatus, and coordinates the movement of parts and tools between storage areas and each of the machine tools. The parts which are to be worked on are either randomly or selectively supplied to any particular machine tool. Tools used in common by the machine tools are stored in a central storage area, and are selectively conveyed to a particular machine tool in accordance with the operations to be performed on a part.

Title
Plural machine tool and part handling control system
Application Number
04/684,235
Publication Number
3576540
Application Date
November 20, 1967
Publication Date
April 27, 1971
Inventor
Erikson Carl F
Baeverstad Harold L
Fair Donald G
Assignee
Sundstrand Corporation
IPC
G06k 17/00
G06f 09/00
G05B 19/418
B23Q 41/00
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