Development of a decentralised control for flexible manufacturing facilities Online publication date: Wed, 11-Jun-2014
by G.M. Acaccia, R.C. Michelini, R.M. Molfino, F. Stolfo, A. Tacchella
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT), Vol. 2, No. 2, 1989
Abstract: Flexibility in manufacturing requires new governing concepts and new forms of implementation to increase plant efficiency. This paper presents the results of a prototypical development, which guarantees factory automation using the high performance capabilities of parallel operations (activated by decentralised control), together with the high flexibility of 'expert' governors (with rule-based decision-making architecture). The resulting expert interconnected decentralised control is validated within the SIFIP-simulational environment, realised by the Industrial Robot Design Research Group of the University of Genoa.
Online publication date: Wed, 11-Jun-2014
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