AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT REPORTING
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-29
One of the fundamental goals in factory automation is a utilization of equipment which is capable of operating unattended over extended periods of time. Utilizing MTBA (Mean Time Between Assists) and MTTR (Mean Time To Repair) equipment can be sufficiently characterized to be able to predict whether it can be suc- cessfully integrated into an automated factory.