Accession Number:

AD0643623

Title:

OPERATING COMPUTER SYSTEM 'PROKAT',

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-08

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Because of the high cost of operating industrial plants, computers are necessary for the simultaneous control of the different departments making up the whole operation. A large amount of information must be stored in the computers. This report concerns the Controlling Computational Complex PROKAT. At first the problem of industrial control was analyzed with a complex of computers. Losses and reserves of the metallurgical manufacturing process were evaluated. Solving this problem should lead to an increase in the heating pit temperature and productivity, and a reduction in specific fuel consumption and machine idling. A profit graph is shown which does not consider personnel reduction. The Martin shops use of a computer is described. PROKAT has five automatic local control systems, a centralized information system and a central control calculation machine. Local automatic controls control each section the centralized control assures assembly, information accumulation, processing and documentation, while the calculating machine regulates the interaction of the different sections. The different functions are listed. A comparison of humans with the machines is given along with a specific operational description. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE