Accession Number : ADA258681


Title :   Expert Systems for Maintenance Applications


Corporate Author : CLEMSON APPAREL RESEARCH FACILITY PENDLETON SC


Personal Author(s) : Page, Edward W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258681.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : This report focuses upon the potential for a combination of multimedia and expert system technologies to address maintenance problems in apparel manufacturing. There is a recognized shortage of skilled maintenance workers in the apparel industry. The judicious application of multimedia expert systems technology can potentially alleviate the problems caused by the lack of skilled maintenance workers and therefore strengthen the competitive position of the US in apparel manufacturing. The specific objectives of this project were: (1) to assess the needs of the apparel industry relative to equipment maintenance; and (2) to assess the degree to which interactive video technology can be merged with expert systems to meet industry needs. Maintenance encompasses two primary functions: (1) diagnosis and replacement of faulty machine parts; and (2) adjustment of machine mechanisms to alter the performance in order to accommodate material of differing characteristics or new product specifications.


Descriptors :   *EXPERT SYSTEMS , *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT , *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING , MAINTENANCE , FUNCTIONS , INDUSTRIES , CLOTHING , SHORTAGES , MANUFACTURING , SPECIFICATIONS , MATERIALS , MACHINES , REPLACEMENT


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE