DSpace Repository

Process control and configuration of a reconfigurable production system using a multi-agent software system

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Vermaak, H.J.
dc.contributor.advisor Haskins, B.
dc.contributor.author Janse van Rensburg, Jean
dc.contributor.other Central University of Technology, Free State. Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. School of Information and Communication Technology
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-18T21:34:59Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-18T21:34:59Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/177
dc.description Thesis (M. Tech. (Information Technology)) -- Central University of technology, Free State, 2011 en_US
dc.description.abstract Traditional designs for component-handling platforms are rigidly linked to the product being produced. Control and monitoring methods for these platforms consist of various proprietary hardware controllers containing the control logic for the production process. Should the configuration of the component handling platform change, the controllers need to be taken offline and reprogrammed to take the changes into account. The current thinking in component-handling system design is the notion of re-configurability. Reconfigurability means that with minimum or no downtime the system can be adapted to produce another product type or overcome a device failure. The re-configurable component handling platform is built-up from groups of independent devices. These groups or cells are each responsible for some aspect of the overall production process. By moving or swopping different versions of these cells within the component-handling platform, re-configurability is achieved. Such a dynamic system requires a flexible communications platform and high-level software control architecture to accommodate the reconfigurable nature of the system. This work represents the design and testing of the core of a re-configurable production control software platform. Multiple software components work together to control and monitor a re-configurable component handling platform. The design and implementation of a production database, production ontology, communications architecture and the core multi-agent control application linking all these components together is presented. en_US
dc.format.extent 3 110 438 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Bloemfontein : Central University of Technology, Free State
dc.subject Central University of Technology, Free State - Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Multiagent systems en_US
dc.subject Adaptive computing systems en_US
dc.subject Component software en_US
dc.subject Application software - Development en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, academic - South Africa - Bloemfontein en_US
dc.title Process control and configuration of a reconfigurable production system using a multi-agent software system en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.holder Central University of Technology, Free State

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search DSpace


My Account