A Holonic Control Approach for Distributed Manufacturing [chapter]

Paulo Leitão, Francisco Restivo
2002 Knowledge and Technology Integration in Production and Services  
Manufacturing systems are complex and often chaotic environments, being collated with customer satisfaction, products shorter life cycle and new ebusiness trends, becoming the design of manufacturing control applications a complex and hard task. As the traditional control approaches present serious problems to handle simultaneously the distribution of /unctions, global production optimisation, reaction to disturbances and reconfiguration, it is necessary to introduce new approaches that support
more » ... the new intelligent manufacturing control systems. The paper introduces an innovative holonic manufacturing control architecture to face some of these unsolved problems by supporting an increase of flexibility and an agile reaction to disturbances without compromising the global production optimisation, being regulated by a coordination mechanism that allow fast reaction and adaptation to disturbances.
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35613-6_29 fatcat:5z75uxlqpvbgpbxey3gcdhq6ia