OpenCIM/OpenCIM Offline and Open FMS software provides a
comprehensive solution for the study and practice of CIM/FMS
methods and operations:
OpenCIM/FMS gives students experience and knowledge in the
concepts, uses and interconnections of the various software
modules that comprise a CIM system.
OpenCIM/FMS allows students to gain practical experience in
translating theoretical manufacturing methods and processes into
actual CIM/FMS applications.
OpenCIM/FMS enables students to use and study components and
subsystems individually as well as the entire integrated CIM
OpenCIM/FMS includes enhanced optimization functions and
performance analysis to support studies in industrial management,
operations research, management sciences and related fields.
OpenCIM Offline is the simulation version of OpenCIM. Users can
design and run an unlimited variety of CIM or FMS cells in
simulation mode, but cannot operate or control actual CIM cells.
OpenCIM/FMS incorporates the latest advancements in CIM, FMS and
OpenCIM/FMS is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) tool. It
combines a number of CIM cell and station management modules: MRP
for defining parts, machines and processes, customer, purchase and
production orders; inventory control and tracking; scheduling and
dispatching; report generation.
OpenCIM/FMS implements manufacturing execution system (MES)
technology. It integrates real-time information with the systems
PC-based database, and maintains online communication with all
subsystems through a LAN, a lab network or the Internet.
OpenCIM/FMS includes a 3D solid model graphic display module that
dynamically and accurately simulates the CIM/FMS components and
processes. It provides both online graphic tracking of the
manufacturing processes and off-line simulation that allows
students to test procedures before executing an actual production
run. Students can also design virtual CIM cells and experiment
with CIM and work cell configurations that are not actually
available in the CIM lab.
OpenCIM Web viewer enables access to CIM manager via the Internet
and allows users to monitor CIM/FMS cell operations in real time
from remote locations. Using internet browsers, users can view
realtime reports generated by the CIM manager, remotely track live
production cycles in the 3D graphic display, and view details of
current CIM/FMS cell status.
OpenCIM/FMSs open architecture enables the integration of various
hardware and software components, making it easy to expand and
customize the CIM/FMS system.
- Pentium 4 Dual Core with 3 GHz processor or higher
- At least 512 MB RAM
- CD ROM drive
- Windows XP SP3 32 bit, Windows Vista and Windows 7 32/64 bit
- Hard drive with at least 1 GB of free disk space
- Super VGA or better graphics display, minimum 256 colors
- Fully Windows compatible LAN interface card
- Separate RS232 ports on the PC-for each hardware device
which uses an RS232 port
(or USB ports with RS232 USB adapter)
- Separate USB port on the PC for each hardware device which
uses an USB port.