In: Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC 2003), Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic, April 3-5, 2003., pages 66-80. Volume 2623 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science / O. Maler, A. Pnueli (Eds.) --- Springer Verlag, March 2003.
Abstract: In this paper we show how hybrid control and modeling techniques can be put to work for solving a problem of industrial relevance in Surface Mount Technology (SMT) manufacturing. In particular, by closing the loop over the stencil printing process, we obtain a robust system that can recover from faulty initial settings, adapt to environmental changes and unscheduled interrupts, and remove discrepancies associated with bidirectional printing machines. Moreover, a timed Petri net argument is invoked for bounding the control effort in such a way that the throughput of the system is unaffected by the introduction of the closed-loop controller. The soundness of the approach is verified on a real SMT manufacturing line.
Back to the Petri Nets Bibliography