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Authors: Sherif Fahmy ; Subramaniam Balakrishnan and Tarek ElMekkawy

Affiliation: University of Manitoba, Canada

ISBN: 978-989-8111-99-9

Keyword(s): Deadlock-free scheduling, Flexible manufacturing cells, Hierarchical control, Job shops, Marked graphs, Petri nets.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Artificial Intelligence ; Control and Supervision Systems ; Formal Methods ; Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics ; Intelligent Control Systems and Optimization ; Optimization Algorithms ; Petri Nets ; Planning and Scheduling ; Robotics and Automation ; Simulation and Modeling ; Symbolic Systems

Abstract: Abstract: In a job shop, each product may have a different processing route through the system. Automated Flexible Manufacturing Cells (FMC) that adopt this flow pattern are highly prone to deadlocks. A supervisor is a controller that uses available data via feedback loops to characterize the current behavior of the cell, and modify the equipment controllers to achieve the desired operational specifications in a deadlock-free manner. This paper proposes a hierarchical control system divided into an upper level scheduler and a lower level supervisor to control FMCs. The scheduler is responsible for determining a deadlock-free allocation of the resources that optimizes some performance measure, based on the current production requirements, and the supervisor guarantees that the flow plan (behavior) determined by the scheduler is realized on the shop floor. For that purpose, a formal method that can transform a production schedule into a supervisor, in real time, is also proposed. The su pervisor is an augmented Marked Graph (MG) that captures all the events that can take place in the cell. The proposed approach is validated by generating and simulating the supervisors for two benchmark problems. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Fahmy S.; Balakrishnan S.; ElMekkawy T. and (2009). HIERARCHICAL PERFORMANCE-ORIENTED CONTROL OF FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING CELLS.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 3: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-8111-99-9, pages 329-332. DOI: 10.5220/0002169103290332

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title={HIERARCHICAL PERFORMANCE-ORIENTED CONTROL OF FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING CELLS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 3: ICINCO,},
year={2009},
pages={329-332},
publisher={SciTePress},
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doi={10.5220/0002169103290332},
isbn={978-989-8111-99-9},
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JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 3: ICINCO,
TI - HIERARCHICAL PERFORMANCE-ORIENTED CONTROL OF FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING CELLS
SN - 978-989-8111-99-9
AU - Fahmy, S.
AU - Balakrishnan, S.
AU - ElMekkawy, T.
PY - 2009
SP - 329
EP - 332
DO - 10.5220/0002169103290332

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