Sequence Planning Using Multiple and Coordinated Sequences of Operations
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 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

Författare

Kristofer Bengtsson

Chalmers, Signaler och system, System- och reglerteknik, Automation

Patrik Bergagård

Chalmers, Signaler och system, System- och reglerteknik, Automation

Carl Thorstensson

Chalmers, Signaler och system, System- och reglerteknik, Automation

Bengt Lennartson

Chalmers, Signaler och system, System- och reglerteknik, Automation

Knut Åkesson

Chalmers, Signaler och system, System- och reglerteknik, Automation

Chengyin Yuan

Pride Power System Technology Co., Ltd.

General Motors

Sajed Miremadi

Chalmers, Signaler och system, System- och reglerteknik, Automation

Petter Falkman

Chalmers, Signaler och system, System- och reglerteknik, Automation

IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

1545-5955 (ISSN)

Vol. 9 2 308-319 6142120

Styrkeområden

Produktion

Ämneskategorier

Robotteknik och automation

DOI

10.1109/TASE.2011.2178068

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