Analysis and Design of a Distributed Model of Coordination Control for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems

O.J. López Orozco and J.L. Martinez Lastra (Finland)

Keywords

Logic control, coordination control, agentbased control, mechatronic modules, reconfigurable manufacturing systems.

Abstract

Hardware and software modularity can improve both system integration and reconfigurability in manufacturing systems. Despite the advances in Mechatronics and hardware modularization, very little attention has been paid to software modularization. The first goal of the paper is to describe a model of coordination control which considers mechatronic modules as the lowest granularity. The second goal of this work is to describe the identification process of agents, behaviours and interaction protocols needed to implement coordination control of mechatronic modules for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems. The work provides a set of performance test which shows the viability of the model.

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