Modeling and analysis of failure prone machines in virtual-production-line- based reconfigurable manufacturing systems

Ying Tang, Robin Qiu

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Abstract

The manufacturing industry cannot stay competitive and survive in today's market without agile adaptation to rapidly changing customers' demands. This in turn requires redesign and re-planning of manufacturing systems more frequently and within shorter lead-time. In our previous work, a generic reconfigurable manufacturing system model was proposed, and corresponding algorithms were implemented. However, machine breakdowns and planned and unplanned maintenance were not considered. By addressing different conditions of machines, this paper uses automata theory and queuing network approaches to derive the throughput of machines that enhances the proposed virtual production line (VPL) design methodology, in which the throughput was originally computed using the deterministic machine processing time. A priority is assigned to each idle machine according to its past performance and adaptive algorithms for reconfiguration are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFourth International Conference on Control and Automation
Pages73-77
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventFourth International Conference on Control and Automation - Montreal, Que., Canada
Duration: Jun 10 2003Jun 12 2003

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Control and Automation

Other

OtherFourth International Conference on Control and Automation
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, Que.
Period6/10/036/12/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Tang, Y., & Qiu, R. (2003). Modeling and analysis of failure prone machines in virtual-production-line- based reconfigurable manufacturing systems. In Fourth International Conference on Control and Automation (pp. 73-77). (International Conference on Control and Automation).