Control of a flexible manufacturing system using Petri nets

Mengchu Zhou, F. DiCesare, D. Rudolph

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Abstract

This paper presents the design, generation and implementation of the coordinating discrete event control code using Petri nets for an operating flexible manufacturing system. The automated production system controlled is a one sixth scale physical model of a shop which both performs machining operations and assembly. The system containing two different machining workstations with robotic loading and unloading, a robotic assembly workstation, a material movement system, and an automated storage and retrieval system. The paper provides a detailed description of the system and the network of computers controlling the components. A Petri net model of this system is constructed using bottom-up and top-down methods and modeling issues are discussed. A brief description of the realization of the net for supervisory control is given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIFAC Symposia Series - Proceedings of a Triennial World Congress
EditorsU. Jaaksoo, V.I. Utkin
PublisherPubl by Pergamon Press Inc
Pages47-52
Number of pages6
Volume5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 11th Triennial World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control - Tallinn, USSR
Duration: Aug 13 1990Aug 17 1990

Other

OtherProceedings of the 11th Triennial World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control
CityTallinn, USSR
Period8/13/908/17/90

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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