Towards formal monitoring of workpieces in agile manufacturing

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Abstract

Information about the locations of objects is one of the main ingredients of Industry 4.0. With the increased use of flexible and agile manufacturing techniques, the monitoring of workpieces in a factory can become more challenging. In this paper, we present a state-machine-based approach for monitoring workpieces using sensors such as RFID readers. We present a solution where each object is represented as a deterministic state machine to monitor the object's journey throughout production via this state machine representation. Multiple objects can be monitored at the same time by running parallel event-based state machines. We present an implementation of our solution using RFID-Readers and OPC UA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2020
PublisherIEEE
Pages334-339
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728157542
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 26 Feb 202028 Feb 2020
Conference number: 21

Publication series

NameIEEE international conference on industrial technology
PublisherIEEE
Volume2020-February
ISSN (Print)2641-0184
ISSN (Electronic)2643-2978

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology
Abbreviated titleICIT
Country/TerritoryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period26/02/202028/02/2020

Keywords

  • Agile manufacturing
  • Automation
  • Deterministic state machine
  • Factory of the future
  • Industry 4.0
  • Monitoring
  • OPC UA

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