A Middleware Management System With Supporting Holonic Modules For Reconfigurable Management System

Roscoe McLean, Jared Padayachee, Glen Bright
2015 Zenodo  
There is currently a gap in the technology covering the rapid establishment of control after a reconfiguration in a Reconfigurable Manufacturing System. This gap involves the detection of the factory floor state and the communication link between the factory floor and the high-level software. In this paper, a thin, hardware-supported Middleware Management System (MMS) is proposed and its design and implementation are discussed. The research found that a cost-effective localization technique can
more » ... be combined with intelligent software to speed up the ramp-up of a reconfigured system. The MMS makes the process more intelligent, more efficient and less time-consuming, thus supporting the industrial implementation of the RMS paradigm.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1108409 fatcat:lbny33eli5b5ff34xa6lyloqxi