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Rockwell automation agents for manufacturing

Vladimír Mařík, Pavel Vrba, Ken H. Hall, Francisco P. Maturana
2005 Proceedings of the fourth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems - AAMAS '05  
The paper provides an overview of the agent-based solutions developed by the Rockwell Automation company for the purposes of industrial control.  ...  Using agent-based manufacturing control, a higher degree of flexibility and reconfigurability of manufacturing solutions as well as higher robustness of the industrial systems can be achieved.  ...  INTRODUCTION Rockwell Automation comp. (RA) is one of the world-leading manufacturers in the field of industrial automation, dominating the U.S. market in the area of discrete automation and control.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1082473.1082812 dblp:conf/atal/MarikVHM05 fatcat:lrviar75lbe6fohk52ha64br3u

Recent Developments and Future Trends of Industrial Agents [chapter]

Paulo Leitão, Pavel Vrba
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The agent technology provides a new way to design and engineer control solutions based on the decentralization of control over distributed structures, addressing the current requirements for modern control  ...  This paper presents the current situation of the development and deployment of agent technology, discussing the initiatives and the current trends faced for a wider dissemination and industrial adoption  ...  The authors would like to thank all the members of the IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Agents for their contribution in the on-going activities and particularly in the compilation of industrial  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23181-0_2 fatcat:yoe7z2se5bgx3c6vgk5tecvz3e


Kenwood H Hall, Raymond J Staron, Pavel Vrba
2005 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
This paper explores Rockwell Automation's current agent philosophy, application experience, and the obstacles to widespread adoption of agent technology in industrial automation systems.  ...  Currently industrial automation systems are built using a hierarchical top-down approach, yielding tightly coupled and low flexibility systems.  ...  APPLICATION EXPERIENCE Rockwell Automation has investigated agent-based solutions for a number of applications and has implemented agent-based solutions for two specific industrial applications.  ... 
doi:10.3182/20050703-6-cz-1902.01572 fatcat:ea36li5xkfhrpbrjl5y2whn5ym

Agents in industry: the best from the AAMAS 2005 industry track

M. Pechoucek, S.G. Thompson, J.W. Baxter, G.S. Horn, K. Kok, C. Warmer, R. Kamphuis, V. Maric, P. Vrba, K.H. Hall, F.P. Maturana, K. Dorer (+1 others)
2006 IEEE Intelligent Systems  
The articles in this department intend to give some indication of agent technology's readiness for commercial deployment, based primarily on the presentations and discussions at the inaugural Industry  ...  Over the past few years, a number of industrial applications have deployed agents.  ...  Acknowledgments The European Commission partially supported this research in the context of the EUSUSTDEV Project ENK5-CT-2002-00673, called CRISP (Distributed Intelligence in Critical Infrastructures for  ... 
doi:10.1109/mis.2006.19 fatcat:66r27spkmnacppwhzpu6rmco6e

Simulation in agent-based control systems: MAST case study

Pavel Vrba
2006 International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM)  
We present the universal runtime interface enabling efficient interactions between the agent control, manufacturing environment (emulated or physically connected), visualization and low-level real-time  ...  The paper discusses the role of simulation in agent-based control systems.  ...  There are two high-level programming languages used in Rockwell Automation for the development of the control agents: C++ and, more and more preferred JAVA.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijmtm.2006.008794 fatcat:ymib3velbvaddo2q347b2i4rru

Page 220 of Finishing Today Vol. 62, Issue 10 [page]

1986 Finishing Today  
automation.  ...  Circle 71 on reader information card Manufacturing Control System An illustrated six-page brochure describes the DMCS 3000 distributed manufacturing control system for process management and manufacturing  ... 

A Pattern-Based Coordination and Test Framework for Multi-Agent Simulation of Production Automation Systems

Thomas Moser, Munir Merdan, Stefan Biffl
2010 2010 International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems  
A main challenge is to coordinate the groups of agents effectively to reach a common production goal, e.g., fast and robust delivery on customer orders for assembling a set of products.  ...  In this paper, we introduce the pattern-based extension of the MAS-based manufacturing agent simulation tool (MAST) to support the simulation and evaluation of business processes in an assembly workshop  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to acknowledge the works of the Rockwell Automation Research Center, Czech Republic, in the field of the Manufacturing Agent Simulation Tool (MAST), as well as Clemens  ... 
doi:10.1109/cisis.2010.56 dblp:conf/cisis/MoserMB10 fatcat:q5krplzcbrhoba3dgkrzyuh24e

Commercial applications of agents

Roxana A. Belecheanu, Steve Munroe, Michael Luck, Terry Payne, Tim Miller, Peter McBurney, Michal Pěchouček
2006 Proceedings of the fifth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems - AAMAS '06  
Acknowledgements This paper is a personal view based on interviews conducted with relevant experts from each of the companies mentioned: Tony Delaney and Martyn Fletcher from Agent Oriented Software; Vince  ...  The interviews were undertaken as part of the case study effort of AgentLink III, the European Commission's Coordination Action on Agent-Based Computing. We are grateful to all those who contributed.  ...  Rockwell Automation and Chilled Water System For many years now, Rockwell Automation has been investigating the use of multi-agent systems in manufacturing and various control and diagnostics applications  ... 
doi:10.1145/1160633.1160932 dblp:conf/atal/BelecheanuMLPMMP06 fatcat:ersaegxisvet7n4asmuylwacma

Evaluation of a multi-agent approach for a real transportation system

W. Lepuschitz, B. Groessing, M. Merdan, G. Schitter
2013 2013 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT)  
To cope with such situations, recently a multi-agent system for the transportation domain with capabilities for reconfiguration and adaptive routing has been introduced.  ...  The results of the experiments show the feasibility of the approach on a real manufacturing system and its capability for enhancing the system's fault tolerance preventing thereby a significant loss of  ...  To facilitate the design of a multi-agent control system in the manufacturing domain, a generic agent architecture for the automation agents was introduced [15] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/icit.2013.6505856 fatcat:msmmtxwkorhv3fiyjp6sly7zxa

Page 86 of American Sportswear & Knitting Times Vol. 43, Issue 12 [page]

1974 American Sportswear & Knitting Times  
Patent Corp. as its sales agent for this country and Canada, the ap- pointment being effective immediately.  ...  The company will also make in- strumentation and control systems for the automation and modernization of industrial plants. James C.  ... 

Software for Next Generation Automation and Control

Julien Chouinard, Robert Brennan
2006 2006 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics  
In this paper, we look at the basic requirements for this next generation of automation and control systems and introduce a new software tool that is based on the IEC 61499 standard that is intended to  ...  The current trend in automation and control research has been toward "intelligent" systems that are intended to adapt quickly to change while providing extensibility through a modular, distributed design  ...  The most widely-used research tool for IEC 61499 application development and testing is Function Block Development Kit (FBDK), which was originally developed by Rockwell Automation and is now managed by  ... 
doi:10.1109/indin.2006.275694 fatcat:nplarufaxbclrpdkwan2ree7sm

Page 57 of American Sportswear & Knitting Times Vol. 44, Issue 39 [page]

1975 American Sportswear & Knitting Times  
Torrington Company, The BECK DYEING MACHINES See Dyeing Machines BELT LOOP CUTTERS Automated Components, Inc. Electro-Seal Corporation Artistic Indent Sys. Inc Rockwell-Rimoldi of Amer., Inc U.S.  ...  MANUFACTURES: e Bindings & Trimmings e Ribbons & Tapes e Covered Stays & Boning e Lingerie & Panty Tabs e Label Tapes & Labels e Bows FOR WME DIATE DELIVERY, PLEASE CALL: JEAN RIBBON MILLS, INC. 262 Atiantic  ... 

Page 31 of American Sportswear & Knitting Times Vol. 45, Issue 3 [page]

1976 American Sportswear & Knitting Times  
More than two dozen companies will participate in the show including Rockwell-Rimoldi of America, Inc., U.S.  ...  ., manufacturers of precision testing and quality control instruments, is marking its 75th an- niversary this year.  ... 

Standardization and Certification Challenges for Biopharmaceutical Plants

Mark Embury, Jan Clayton
2017 Computer  
AUTOMATION SOFTWARE Some more sophisticated plants are using commercial products like Rockwell What used to be a personneloperated and -managed process is becoming run by automated software.  ...  However, in the past 10 or so years, the industry has been pushing for increased plant efficiency and manufacturing globalization, and is now focusing on plant automation.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2017.3571041 fatcat:cg444fihnrhoxag5l46d4xjmai

Page 68 of American Sportswear & Knitting Times Vol. 40, Issue 29 [page]

1971 American Sportswear & Knitting Times  
The modular approach undertaken by Analog Moni- tors allows the AWM-100 system to function as the basis for a totally automated system, the company said.  ...  The company makes steam source finishing equipment for apparel manufacturers, department stores and the laundry and dry cleaning industries. a The announcement was made by Automatic Steam president Richard  ... 
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