Distributed Manufacturing: Paradigm, Concepts, Solutions and Examples

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Hermann Kühnle
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 29, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 191 pages
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Changing world market conditions have forced manufacturers to apply new architectures and technologies for the design and control of manufacturing systems. Distributed Manufacturing: Paradigm, Concepts, Solutions and Examples outlines the current requirements of manufacturing systems and addresses the architectures, methodologies, and technologies developed within European research activities in response to these requirements.

The reader will gain a detailed knowledge of the current research directions in industrial control, reaching a comprehensive understanding of current advances, their expected benefits and limitations, and the possible consequences for industrial businesses. This book considers most advanced architectures, behaviors, and the design processes for industrial control systems. Topics covered include order and resource management, field control, communication systems, and product design, as well as the influence and applicability of most advanced IT technologies.

Distributed Manufacturing: Paradigm, Concepts, Solutions and Examples provides a comprehensive survey on the future of industrial control, which will be of interest to researchers and developers in all fields involving industrial control systems, as well as to decision-makers within industry and government organizations.

 

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Contents

Paradigms Concepts Solutions
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2 A Coevolutionary Perspective on Distributed Manufacturing 29 2 1 Introduction
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Flexibility and Reconfigurability in Manufacturing by Means
51
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71
Utilization of Advanced Control Devices and Highly Autonomous
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Design Patterns for Distributed Control Applications
155
Conclusions and Outlook 177
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Index
187
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Hermann Kühnle holds a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering and a diploma in Mathematics, both from the University of Stuttgart. He joined the Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany, in 1994 as a Full University Professor and as Executive Director of the Institute for Ergonomics, Manufacturing Systems and Automation. From 1994 to 2001 he was also Foundation and Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation, IFF, Magdeburg.