Multilevel control of flexible manufacturing systems

Bjørn Solvang, Gabor Sziebig, Peter Korondi

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Abstract

Typical manufacturing equipment for small and medium scale production is arranged in a setup of a Flexible Manufacturing Cell (FMC). Normally, advanced manufacturing machinery in a FMC are individually well capable and equipped for offline programming. However, in terms of coordinated control between these machines there is a lack of capability. Especially in smaller production facilities, where the FMC components often are a mixture of older (poorly documented) and newer machines, there exist no ready-to-use (standard) solution for communication between the members of the cell. This paper presents an architecture for inter-machine communication and control based on an existing middleware framework. Further, and in detail, a vision system for rapid/simple/secure and low cost data retrieval from old computerized numerical control (CNC) machines is presented as a system key component. The architecture and vision system is general in its layout and can be utilized on a large majority of the components in flexible manufacturing systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2008
Pages785-790
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 22 2008
Event2008 Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2008 - Krakow, Poland
Duration: May 25 2008May 27 2008

Publication series

Name2008 Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2008

Other

Other2008 Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2008
CountryPoland
CityKrakow
Period5/25/085/27/08

Keywords

  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Intermachine communication
  • Machine vision
  • Rt-middleware
  • Shop floor control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Solvang, B., Sziebig, G., & Korondi, P. (2008). Multilevel control of flexible manufacturing systems. In 2008 Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2008 (pp. 785-790). [4581541] (2008 Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/HSI.2008.4581541