Agent-based control of manufacturing processes

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Journal titleInternational Journal of Manufacturing Research
Pages466481; # of pages: 16
Subjectadaptivity; agent; architecture; ball mill grinding; control; diagnostics; error recovery; flexibility; model-based control; thermoforming
AbstractModern manufacturing systems deal with highly dynamic and complex processes, and need to adapt to rapid changes in manufacturing environments. These requirements can be met by model-based control that greatly improves process adaptiveness by integrating process phenomena knowledge with advanced simulation tools. Intelligent agent-based technologies provide a flexible platform for the implementation of model-based control. Two model-based control systems were implemented using an agentbased architecture: a linear, tuneable model for the plastic thermoforming process, and a non-linear, mathematical and rule-based model for the metal powder grinding process. Resulting advantages and improvements in performance, adaptiveness and productivity are highlighted.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); NRC Industrial Materials Institute
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number48919
NPARC number15895968
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Record created2010-07-30
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