Accession Number : ADA219772


Title :   Automation Study for Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant Hand Held Signal Flight Assembly, Rocket Barrel Assembly, 40 MM Signal, Final Packaging/Pack-Out, and Star Finishing


Corporate Author : COTTONWOOD TECHNOLOGY CORP KANSAS CITY KS


Personal Author(s) : Coleman, Edwin W ; Baker, Arnold E ; Allen, John H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a219772.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 237


Abstract : This report deals with the type of automation necessary to manufacture the various Hand Held Signals, 40MM Signals, and the Finishing of the Star Components at Longhorn AAP. It details the major objectives and necessary assumptions that evolved during the research and design phase of this report. The specific automation approaches to be taken are detailed for each assembly procedure. The report provides overall system integration requirements. The layouts of the two manufacturing buildings are detailed. Several component changes to the Hand Held Signals are proposed. None of these will affect the operation of the final product. They are suggested to improve automation and increase product reliability. The entire system will be monitored at a Remote Terminal which will be located in the Administrative area. This will provide quality and production information for reports, historical records, component ordering and maintenance scheduling. Implementation efforts required are scheduled and detailed by building. All costs including material, fabrication drawings, fabrication, checkout, and installation are given for each part of the automation system. The risks of implementing the proposed system are reviewed. Final conclusions are recommendations are presented.


Descriptors :   *AMMUNITION , *HAND HELD , *PRODUCTION CONTROL , *SIGNALS , *AUTOMATION , FABRICATION , COSTS , RELIABILITY , REMOTE TERMINALS , MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT , ASSEMBLY , ENGINEERING DRAWINGS , FINISHES , BUILDINGS , PRODUCTION , MANAGEMENT , MANUFACTURING , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , SCHEDULING


Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE