Development of a tool management system for a job shop

Budak, Başar
A tool management system for a job shop was developed in this study. The system is based on the rules of the plant of Türk Traktör ve Ziraat Makineleri A.S. in Ankara. An object-oriented methodology was used during the system development. Unified Modeling Language (UML), which is the standard diagramming notation for object-oriented development, is used to model the system. Entity-Relation (E-R) modeling is used during the construction of the database. System was developed using three-tiered Microsoft Windows Distributed Internet Applications (DNA) Architecture. Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual InterDev 6.0, which are the members of Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 were used as programming tools. Internet Information Server was used as web server and Microsoft Transaction Server was used as object broker. Microsoft SQL Server was used as database server. Software was developed in three modules: gage-fixture, cutting tool-tool holder and tool requirement plan modules. Gage- fixture module tracks the location of measuring equipment, fixture and fixture assemblies; keeps the related data about these tools and manage calibration of the measuring equipments. Cutting tool-tool holder module tracks the issue and return of cutting tools and tool holders; sharpening of cutting tools; keeps the related data about these tools. Tool requirement plan module tracks the purchase orders and cutting tool receivings from vendors; prepares tool requirement plan and suggests purchase orders according to the requirement calculation.


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Citation Formats
B. Budak, “Development of a tool management system for a job shop,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.