The Adapter module: A building block for Self-Learning Production Systems

Giovanni Di Orio, Goncalo Candido, Jose Barata

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The manufacturing companies of today have changed radically over the course of the last 20 years and this trend certainly will continue. The increasing demand and the intense competition in market sharing are radically changing the way production systems are designed and products are manufactured pushing, in this way, the emergence of new manufacturing technologies and/or paradigms. This scenario encourages manufacturing companies to invest in new and more integrated monitoring and control solutions in order to optimize more and more their production processes to enable a faster fault detection, reducing down-times during production while improving system performances and throughput along time. In accordance with these needs, the research done under the scope of Self-Learning Production Systems (SLPS) tries to enhance the control together with other manufacturing activities (e.g. energy saving, maintenance, lifecycle optimization, etc.). The key assumption is that the integration of context awareness and data mining techniques with traditional monitoring and control solutions will reduce maintenance problems, production line downtimes and manufacturing operational costs while guaranteeing a more efficient management of the manufacturing resources. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1303
Pages (from-to)25-35
Number of pages11
JournalRobotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
Issue numberSI
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015
EventInternational Workshop on Robotics in Smart Manufacturing (WRSM 2013) / 23rd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM 2013) - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 26 Jun 201328 Jun 2013


  • Agile manufacturing
  • Intelligent scheduling
  • Context awareness
  • Data mining
  • SOA
  • FMS
  • FACE


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