Intelligent product and mechatronic software components facilitating mass customization in collaborative manufacturing systems

Majid Sorouri*, Valeriy Vyatkin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The intention of this research is to propose a uniform architecture for control software design of collaborative manufacturing systems. It introduces software components known as Modular, Intelligent, and Real-time Agents (MIRAs) that represent both products (C-MIRA) and mechatronic components (O-MIRAs) in a production system. C-MIRAs are in constant interaction with customers and operators through human machine interfaces (HMIs), and are responsible for transforming products from concepts up to full realization of them. It is demonstrated that desired services of a number of machines and mechatronic components can be dynamically allocated to a C-MIRA using a fully decentralized scheduling and operation control. This architecture also envisages the machines’ control to be composed of a set of modular software components, with standardized interfaces. This makes them intuitive and easy to install, to create the desired behavior for collaborative manufacturing systems. A simplified food production case study, whose control is synthesized using the proposed approach, is chosen as an illustrative example for the proposed methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaboration in a Hyperconnected World - 17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016, Proceedings
EditorsHamideh Afsarmanesh, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Antonio Lucas Soares
Pages394-407
Number of pages14
Volume480
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-45390-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 3 Oct 20165 Oct 2016
Conference number: 17

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume480
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

ConferenceIFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises
Abbreviated titlePRO-VE
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period03/10/201605/10/2016

Keywords

  • Collaborative production systems
  • IEC 61499
  • Mass customization

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