Sequence Planning Using Multiple and Coordinated Sequences of Operations
Journal article, 2012

The sequential behavior of a manufacturing system results from several constraints introduced during the product, manufacturing, and control logic development. This paper proposes methods and algorithms for automatically representing and visualizing this behavior from various perspectives throughout the development process. A new sequence planning approach is introduced that uses self-contained operations to model the activities and execution constraints. These operations can be represented and visualized from multiple perspectives using a graphical and formal language called Sequences of Operations (SOPs). The operations in a manufacturing system are related to each other in various ways, due to execution constraints expressed by operation pre- and post-conditions. These operation relations include parallel, sequence, arbitrary order, alternative, and hierarchy relations. Based on the SOP language, these relations are identified and visualized in various SOPs and sequences. A software tool, Sequence Planner, has been developed, for organizing the operations into SOPs that visualize only relevant operations and relations. Note to Practitioners-This paper proposes methods and algorithms for a new sequence planning approach in which sequences are automatically created based on the relations among operations instead of having to be manually constructed. Using various views, the sequences of operations related to, for example, part flow, robot operations, and operator tasks, can be visualized. The use of various views helps the user better understand the relations between cell control and mechanical design, and between product design and total system behavior.

art

control logic design

formal methods

design

Automation design

sequence planning

Author

Kristofer Bengtsson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Automation

Patrik Bergagård

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Automation

Carl Thorstensson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Automation

Bengt Lennartson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Automation

Knut Åkesson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Automation

Chengyin Yuan

Pride Power System Technology Co., Ltd.

General Motors

Sajed Miremadi

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Automation

Petter Falkman

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Automation

IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

1545-5955 (ISSN)

Vol. 9 2 308-319 6142120

Areas of Advance

Production

Subject Categories

Robotics

DOI

10.1109/TASE.2011.2178068

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10/8/2017