The Migration from Conventional Manufacturing Systems for Multi-agent Paradigm: The First Step

Joao Alvarez Peixoto, Jose Antonio Barata Oliveira, Andre Dionisio Rocha, Carlos Eduardo Pereira

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Abstract

The consumer market ever more calls for diversified products in small batches and the industry lacks production systems that meet the demands with efficiency and ability to adapt quickly. Integrated manufacturing systems implemented have their management for programmable logic controllers and electrical interconnections, control logic and satisfactory robustness, but they do not attend the needs of diversity and flexibility in production. The solutions to these needs refer the company to migrate to the use of new technologies of control, circuit and logic. But, for an industry migrates is a very big and expensive step. Then, there is an urgent need for methods that implement the interface between logic controllers and multi-agent systems in order to evolve an integrated manufacturing system taking advantage of all electrical circuitry, control logic and the logic controller that installs itself, taking advantage of the self-adapting characteristics that the multi-agent systems provide.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION FOR CLOUD-BASED ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
Pages111-118
Volume450
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

Keywords

  • Multi-agent systems
  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Agility
  • Self-adaptive systems

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