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Johnstone Richard: Diagnostic communication system for computer controlled machine tools. Kearney & Treaker Corporation, Hill Gross Simpson Van Santen Steadman Chiara & Simpson, May 6, 1975: US3882305 (141 worldwide citation)

A diagnostic communication system for machine tools interlinks a computer controlled machine tool with diagnostic and analysis equipment located at a location remote from the machine tool. The computer associated with the machine tool is connected with the diagnostic apparatus over a telephone line, ...


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Harte Robert B: Circuit for and method of multiplexing for monitoring a plurality of separate machine tools. Buhr Machine Tool Company, February 8, 1972: US3641326 (35 worldwide citation)

The multiplexing circuit disclosed includes a translator and a plurality of separate interface circuits adapted to be alternatively connected to the translator over a single buss. Each of the interface circuits is connected to a plurality of specific points at which electrical conditions are to be m ...


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Michael Streichsbier, Marc D Rumminger, Bradley L Edgar, Albert O Ricord: Apparatus and method for simultaneous monitoring, logging, and controlling of an industrial process. Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls, Heller Ehrman, October 3, 2006: US07117079 (31 worldwide citation)

An apparatus performs simultaneous data monitoring, logging, and controlling of the state of a system. The apparatus includes at least one system sensor that provides a sensor data signal corresponding to a system characteristic of which the sensor is detecting, a memory that stores data and program ...


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Ishiguro Yasuo Toyota Jidosha, Kato Yoshito Toyota Jidosha Ka, Takeda Fumiaki K K Toyota Chuo, Koide Mitsuo K K Toyota Chuo K, Kuno Toshitaka K K Toyota Chuo, Nakano Masaru K K Toyota Chuo: Control system for an industrial robot with a foresight function.. Toyota Motor, May 4, 1988: EP0266070-A2 (27 worldwide citation)

A control system for an industrial robot having a hand which traces a pre-stored standard course defining its position and posture and which has a foresight function. The hand is provided with a tool and a work shape sensor, where the tool and the work shape sensor have a known spatial relationship. ...


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Johnstone Richard: Unmanned diagnostic communications system for computer controlled machine tools.. Kearney & Trecker, May 19, 1982: EP0051861-A2 (26 worldwide citation)

An unmanned diagnostic communications system for analyzing the operation of a remotely situated computer controlled machine tool and for diagnosing any abnormalities disclosed during machine tool operation includes an auto dialer and MODEM coupled between the computer controlled machine tool and one ...


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Kawamura Hideaki, Sasaki Takao, Endou Takashi F Manshon Harimo: Expert system for a machine tool equipped with an nc apparatus.. Fanuc, April 11, 1990: EP0362386-A1 (25 worldwide citation)

A knowledge base unit (IB) stores expert knowledge for finding the causes of troubles, and knowledge for retrieving DI/DO data (IOD) to be exchanged between an NC apparatus (11) and a machine tool (13) and NC internal data (ITD). In case trouble develops and the content of trouble is input from an a ...


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Watanabe Atsushi, Nagatsuka Yoshiharu: Device for graphically monitoring the operation state of a robot. Fanuc, June 2, 2004: EP1424173-A2 (24 worldwide citation)

An operation state analyzer for a robot for use in analyzing a cause of an error or an abnormality in an operation of the robot using information of images of the robot in operation and information on an operation state of the robot. Conditions for starting and for terminating acquisition of the inf ...


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Mccain Joseph H, Lueders William R, Webb E R: Communications, information, maintenance diagnostic and training system.. Texas Instruments, May 23, 1990: EP0369188-A2 (21 worldwide citation)

A data and communication system including a hand-held unit (17) and an infrared communication satellite (10) is used to provide for the interchange of data between a host computer (13), individual personal computers (15), the hand-held computing unit (17) and factory machinery, including process con ...


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Sonderegger Hans C: Supervisory equipment for machine tools. Kistler Instrumente, Craig & Antonelli, May 7, 1974: US3809488 (21 worldwide citation)

A supervisory equipment for automated machine tools, in which certain machining effects on the tool and/or workpiece are determined by sensor devices, and in which the thus sensed and determined values are compared with predetermined values in the course of the cycle of operation to produce a contro ...


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Hauf Ronald Dipl Ing Fh, Reimann Juergen Andreas Dipl I: Means to control a machinetool or a robot.. Siemens, June 21, 1995: EP0658832-A2 (15 worldwide citation)

The invention makes possible the operation of a machine tool or of a robot without the use of previously necessary limit switches. This is made possible in that a continuous two-channel secure determination of travel is carried out which proceeds from a position detection system (11) having absolute ...