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Model-based planning and control for reconfigurable manufacturing and packaging

 

Many manufacturers would like to move towards automation systems that provide real-time production control and enable mass customization. In this paper, we relate our experience in applying a model-based approach to real-time planning, scheduling, and control in a high-speed, parallel manufacturing system. In particular, we consider modular digital production printing systems, a complex domain with dynamic and real-time constraints. Our software can autonomously create and execute production plans at the individual unit level as job requests arrive, running several jobs simultaneously and re-planning in real-time when machines fail.

 
citation

Lee, L. ; Ruml, W. ; Fromherz, M. P. J. Model-based planning and control for reconfigurable manufacturing and packaging. World Batch Forum North American Conference; 2007 April 30 - May 3; Baltimore; MD.