An Innovative Maintenance Solution for Complex Machinery: The Kobas Project Case [chapter]

Américo Azevedo, Paula Silva, César Toscano, Joao Cardoso
Information Technology For Balanced Manufacturing Systems  
This paper presents an innovative approach in supporting the operation of complex equipment. The concept was developed in the context of the KoBaS project (Knowledge Based Customized Services for Traditional Manufacturing Sectors Provided by a Network of High Tech SMEs) whose main objectives are the development of new knowledge based tools for an intelligent use and management of more sophisticated manufacturing machines; and the creation of an innovative extended network of high-tech SMEs for
more » ... high-tech SMEs for use, customize, support and make business out of the new development tools. As a concrete example the paper presents a KoBaS solution based on the machine Maintenance. This solution allows one to know the machine condition, to detect and diagnose machine failures, to manage ordinary and extraordinary maintenance plans and maintenance work orders and to provide training support for maintenance interventions.
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-36594-7_26 dblp:conf/ifip5-3/AzevedoSTC06 fatcat:vnesg32bw5axnowtvf74gn3tlq