Maintenance Management and Operational Support As Services In Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems

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Emergent architectures and paradigms targeting reconfigurable manufacturing systems increasingly rely in intelligent models to maximize the robustness and responsiveness of modern installations. Although intelligent behaviour significantly minimizes the occurrence of faults and breakdowns it does not exclude them nor can prevent equipments normal wear. Adequate maintenance is fundamental to extend equipments life cycle. It is of major importance the ability of each intelligent device to take an active role in maintenance support. This paper proposes a maintenance architecture supporting maintenance teams management and offering contextualized operational support. All the functionalities hosted by the architecture are offered to the remaining system as network services. Any intelligent module, implementing the services interface, can report diagnostic, prognostic and maintenance recommendations that enable the core of the platform to decide on the best course of action.
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
EventINCOM 2009 - 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing -
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …


ConferenceINCOM 2009 - 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Period1/01/09 → …

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