Thursday Apr 25, 2013

Assembly Processing Software on the NetBeans Platform

Summit Management Systems is an Industrial IT Solutions provider. It provides data-acquisition and plant floor monitoring tools for assembly processes. 

The team began working in the industry nearly 20 years ago, using bar-coding as a means for tracing parts from the beginning to the end of production, something that is still not as entirely commonplace as one would expect.  Then they were asked by a client to design and implement an operator assistance application that would allow a product to be assembled by only a few people, instead of having an entire assembly line involved.  

The team then came up with the Summit Work-Cell Management application.  There are three main parts to this application: a server, a client (which is installed in a work-cell on a plant floor, which paints a large screen LCD), and the Work-Cell management application, which is created on the NetBeans Platform:

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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