Title: Hierarchical control of a generic flexible assembly cell
Authors: Van Brussel, Hendrik
Valckenaers, Paul #
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Technische Rundschau Edition Colibri LTD
Series Title: CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology vol:38 issue:1 pages:33-36
Abstract: At the K.U. Leuven, a flexible assembly cell is being developed, comprising part feeding equipment, a transport system and multiple robots. A set of networked computers, programmable logic controllers and robot controllers is organised into a hierarchical control system. This paper discusses the control system design. It is generic with respect to a large class of flexible production systems. The effort required to adapt the control system to a new class member is minimal.

The control system schedules the operations in an efficient and robust fashion. Failure recovery and resource management are handled by the control system assisted by directives in the product definitions.
ISSN: 0007-8506
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section
# (joint) last author

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