Title: Design of an agent-based distant and distributed manufacturing control system
Authors: Kung-Jeng Wang
Addresses: Department of Industrial Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, No. 43, Sec. 4, Keelung Rd., Taipei, 106, Taiwan, ROC
Abstract: The design of distant and distributed monitoring and controlling the progress of tasks in a shop-floor level of a manufacturing system is more complicated than a commercial one. In this study, we proposed a design method for the distant manufacturing control using agent-based approach. A reference model using object-oriented technology is presented to facilitate the development of distant and distributed monitoring and controlling of a manufacturing system. We have successfully implemented a distant manufacturing control prototype based on the proposed reference model in a lab scale.
Keywords: distant manufacturing; object-oriented modelling; distributed control; agent-based systems; multi-agent systems; MAS; agile manufacturing; remote monitoring; manufacturing control.
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2008 Vol.14 No.1/2, pp.66 - 83
Published online: 12 Mar 2008 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article