Terms that are on use on this site.There are 493 entries in this glossary.
A three- or four- sided polygon element that represents a piece of a 3D polygonal mesh model. Triangular facets are used in STL files.
A person knowledgeable in process improvement, problem solving and group dynamics who assists teams and team leaders by serving as coach, communicator, coordinator, promoter and teacher as needed.
the ability to execute tasks regardless of the failure of strategic components.
fiber distributed data interface; a communications standard for networks
A method that "precompensates" a control loop for known errors due to motor, drive, or load characteristics to improve response. It depends only on the command, not the measured error.
See Free-Form Fabrication.
a data transmission medium using light conducted through glass or plastic fibers. A fiber-optic cable has cores capable of conducting modulated light signals by internal reflection.
The predetermined section of a record that contains a specific portion of information.
a standard for digital communications between field devices and their control systems. Devices include flow, temperature, and pressure sensors and actuators of valves and motors.
facilities information management
Scheduling software that takes into account that manufacturing resources-such as production capacity-are finite. Other constraints might include personnel, regulatory pressures, or materials, as in traditional MRP II.
The ability to switch quickly from one product to another by shortening setup times.
|Flexible manufacturing system||
integrates combinations of various types of capital equipment, primarily in metal-cutting applications. A system is flexible if it is capable of processing a number of different work-pieces simultaneously and automatically, with the machines in the system carrying out the system??s operation in any sequence.
Actual speed or velocity of fluid movement .
automated mapping and facilities management