Title: Intelligently reconfigurable manufacturing control system based on knowledge function block

Authors: Bin Wu, Li-Feng Xi, Jian-Bo Yu, Bing-Hai Zhou

Addresses: School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 800 Dong Chuan Road, Shanghai 200240, PR China. ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 800 Dong Chuan Road, Shanghai 200240, PR China. ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 800 Dong Chuan Road, Shanghai 200240, PR China. ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 800 Dong Chuan Road, Shanghai 200240, PR China

Abstract: To increase the intelligent reconfiguration capability of manufacturing control system, a novel concept of knowledge function block is proposed and an integrated framework for Intelligently Reconfigurable Manufacturing Control System (IRMCS) based on knowledge function block is constructed. After the concurrent execution process of intelligently reconfiguring and controlling being narrated, service-oriented control software architecture based on Web Services is presented. Besides, the system is designed by means of Unified Modelling Language (UML). In particular, a prototype system verifies the validity of knowledge function block standard, Web Services middleware and service-oriented philosophy in the design of IRMCS.

Keywords: manufacturing control systems; integrated framework; intelligent reconfiguration; knowledge function block; web services; intelligent control; reconfigurable manufacturing; intelligent manufacturing; UML.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2008.021937

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2008 Vol.33 No.2/3, pp.146 - 156

Available online: 10 Dec 2008 *

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