Concept of a knowledge based diagnostic system for machine tools and manufacturing cells

L. Monostori, P. Bartal, L. Zsoldos

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One of the most important conditions for highly integrated manufacturing systems is the ability for the automatic recognition of different-incipient, partial, total and catastrophic-failure situations. Obviously this necessitates enhanced requirements for the monitoring and diagnostic systems applied in these manufacturing complexes, which means they must correspond-in performance, complexity and intelligence-to the entire material and data-processing system. Having summarized the principal requirements for comprehensive supervision of machine tools and manufacturing cells, the concept of a hierarchical monitoring and diagnostic system for manufacturing cells is introduced. Special emphasis is given to the cell-level part of the system, which incorporates knowledge based techniques. The structure of the cell-level diagnostic system, the chosen internal knowledge representation and maintenance approaches and reasoning procedures are treated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-102
Number of pages8
JournalComputers in Industry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1990


  • Diagnostics
  • Intelligent manufacturing
  • Knowledge based systems
  • Machine tools
  • Manufacturing cells
  • Real time systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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