In: Advances in Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Proceedings of the Winter Annual Meeting of the ASME, 1989, San Francisco, CA, USA, pages 1-16. 1989.
Abstract: Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS) have the potential for making manufacturing more cost-effective. However, for this potential to be fully realized the FMS must be capable of reacting to disturbances that might occur during its operation. This calls for a very flexible control architecture. This paper addresses the problem of developing such a control/simulation environment. A colored Petri net-based approach is developed for modelling the FMS. The model, automatically configured from the description of the FMS, can be used for simulation and control of the system.
Keywords: colored net(s) (for) simulation (and) control (of) flexible manufacturing systems; reactive system; disturbances; flexible control architecture; coloured net; simulation (of FMS).
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