Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorde Silva L
dc.contributor.authorFelli P
dc.contributor.authorChaplin JC
dc.contributor.authorLogan B
dc.contributor.authorSanderson D
dc.contributor.authorSvetan R
dc.contributor.editorInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-24T12:04:09Z
dc.date.available2018-05-24T12:04:09Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3091448
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10863/4723
dc.description.abstractDetermining the most suitable means of producing a given product and their ordering, or process planning, is traditionally done by manufacturing engineers who are experts in the internal processes and layout of a specific factory, and, with the exception of some limited support by Computer-Aided Process Planning tools, is largely a manual process. From the perspective of "manufacturing as a service", where the customer's product is not known in advance, the traditional approach has drawbacks: it requires human expertise to determine whether the product can be manufactured using the resources of a given service provider, and the small batch sizes (perhaps a single item) make the manual production of process plans uneconomic. To fully realise the manufacturing as a service vision, process planning must be automated, allowing service providers to 'bid' to manufacture products in real time. In earlier work, an approach was proposed to determine both whether a particular product is manufacturable given a set of available manufacturing resources, and how the product should be manufactured using those resources. In this paper, we present a tool that implements the definitions and algorithms in that work. We also link their abstract representations to concrete ISA-95 standards, and synthesise process plans suitable for execution by industrial manufacturing systems. The core of our tool is a new reasoner for orchestrating the activities of agents in the Evolvable Assembly Systems (EAS) architecture, an agent-based architecture for manufacturing control software designed to address rapidly changing product and process requirements.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systemsen_US
dc.rights
dc.titleSynthesising Industry-Standard Manufacturing Process Controllersen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.date.updated2018-05-15T12:34:24Z
dc.publication.titleAAMAS '17: Proceedings of the 16th Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, São Paulo, Brazil - May 08 - 12, 2017
dc.language.isiEN-GB
dc.description.fulltextopenen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record