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Ready configuration of machines into an existing manufacturing system

Covanich, W and McFarlane, D and Brusey, J and Farid, AM (2007) Ready configuration of machines into an existing manufacturing system. International Journal of Agile Manufacturing, 10. pp. 5-18. ISSN 1536-2639

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This paper focuses on simplifying and easing the integration of a new machine into an existing conventional hierarchical manufacturing system. Based on a distributed manufacturing paradigm, it proposes the functions and interfaces that a new machine and an existing manufacturing system should possess so that ready and simple configuration of additional machines can be achieved. The configuration process is intended to include, not only mechanical and electrical interfaces, but also decision system interfaces (such as planning, scheduling, and shop-floor control). Preliminary laboratory experiments to compare the reconfigurability resulting from a conventional integration method and the proposed distributed method are presented and discussed. © 2007 ISAM.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div E > Manufacturing Systems
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Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:43
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