Restarting manufacturing systems; restart states and restartability
Journal article, 2010

A method for restart after an error in a manufacturing system is introduced. The method is able to restart systems even after nonforeseen errors that cannot be planned for, and the online part of the restart method does not require use of more powerful computers than a standard Programmable Logic Controller. It is shown what properties the control function must have to ensure that there is at least one restart state for each controller state. Sufficient conditions to guarantee the possibility to restart a system regardless of where an error occurs are given, along with indications on how the system could otherwise be rebuilt to be restartable.


Kristin Andersson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control

Bengt Lennartson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control

Martin Fabian

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control

IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

1545-5955 (ISSN) 15583783 (eISSN)

Vol. 7 3 486-499 5357474

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Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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