Software integration in design of flexible manufacturing systems

Suresh Godavari, Meng Chu Zhou, Nouri Levy

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Abstract

A method for integration of classification, computer-aided design, process planning and scheduling, and control modules in the design of flexible manufacturing systems is (FMSs) presented. The requirements for cells are deduced, and an FMS integrated software is proposed with the help of a database design. A knowledge-based rough classification and coding system (C&C) has been developed for coding similar parts, and an expert code convertor was developed to translate non-Opitz code into Opitz code. A product data system is designed using computer-aided programming for designing a family of similar parts. A process planning module is interfaced with CAD and other systems to generate a suitable process plan. A set of rules is suggested to determine the optimum scheduling procedure for machining operations. An FMS control algorithm using Petri net controllers is presented. Software integration of the FMS systems and factory floor practices is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1991 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages25-30
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780301064
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
Event1991 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control - Arlington, VA, USA
Duration: Aug 13 1991Aug 15 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 1991 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control

Other

Other1991 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control
CityArlington, VA, USA
Period8/13/918/15/91

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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