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Realisability of production recipes

de Silva, Lavindra; Felli, Paolo; Chaplin, Jack C.; Logan, Brian; Sanderson, David; Ratchev, Svetan

Authors

Lavindra de Silva Lavindra.Desilva@nottingham.ac.uk

Paolo Felli Paolo.Felli@nottingham.ac.uk

Brian Logan bsl@cs.nott.ac.uk

Professor SVETAN RATCHEV svetan.ratchev@nottingham.ac.uk
Cripps Professor of Production Engineering & Head of Research Division



Abstract

There is a rising demand for customised products with a high degree of complexity. To meet these demands, manufacturing lines are increasingly becoming autonomous, networked, and intelligent, with production lines being virtualised into a manufacturing cloud, and advertised either internally to a company, or externally in a public cloud. In this paper, we present a novel approach to two key problems in such future manufacturing systems: the realisability problem (whether a product can be manufactured by a set of manufacturing resources) and the control problem (how a particular product should be manufactured). We show how both production recipes specifying the steps necessary to manufacture a particular product, and manufacturing resources and their topology can be formalised as labelled transition systems, and define a novel simulation relation which captures what it means for a recipe to be realisable on a production topology. We show how a controller that can orchestrate the resources in order to manufacture the product on the topology can be extracted from the simulation relation, and give an algorithm to compute a simulation relation and a controller.

Publication Date Aug 24, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation de Silva, L., Felli, P., Chaplin, J. C., Logan, B., Sanderson, D., & Ratchev, S. (2016). Realisability of production recipes
Publisher URL http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volumearticle/44902
Related Public URLs http://www.ecai2016.org/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0

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