Real Time Automatic Workstation Operating System
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
This invention provides for an interpreter operating system. Software can be written utilizing an interpretive language to control a work station on the print head automation line. Print heads are assembled utilizing work "cells". Each cell performs its own unique task and has multiple work stations. Work stations can be equipped with different types of hard tools and/or robots. The cell is controlled by a cell controller. The controller interfaces with each work station via a modular process controller (MPC). The MPC contains the operating system and programs designed with the interpretive language that manipulates the hard tools and/or robots within the work station area. Work stations can be operated as an independent station utilizing the operating system.