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Deadlock-avoidance control for manufacturing systems with multiple capacity resources.

Ferrarini, L.; Maroni, M.

In: International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 14, No. 10, pages 729-736. 1998.

Abstract: his paper addresses the problem of designing a control scheme capable of avoiding deadlock conditions for a class of manufacturing systems. The considered model for the system under control is based on Petri nets, and is formulated according to well-known modeling rules. A deadlock avoidance policy is proposed which is an extension of a previously presented one. The proofs of its main properties are briefly sketched. Finally, an example of an automated manufacturing system for which such a deadlock avoidance policy has been applied is discussed.

Keywords: Petri nets, control systems, deadlock avoidance, flexible manufacturing systems.

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