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Title: Modular mechatronic control of reconfigurable manufacturing system for mass customization manufacturing
Authors: Xing, B
Bright, G
Tlale, NS
Keywords: Reconfigurable Manufacturing System (RMS)
Manufacturing system for Mass Customization (MMC)
Modular mechatronic control
Competitive manufacturing
Issue Date: Jan-2007
Citation: Xing, B, Bright, G and Tlale, NS. 2007. Modular mechatronic control of reconfigurable manufacturing system for mass customization manufacturing. International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing (COMA 2007), Stellenbosch, South Africa, 31 January - 2 February, pp 6
Abstract: Manufacturing companies are faced with the challenge of unpredictable, high frequency market changes in both local and international markets. There is a need for greater, more effective responsiveness by manufacturers to change their manufacturing processes. Many manufacturing techniques are based on the principles of Flexible Manufacturing and Dedicated Manufacturing for mass production. Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (RMS) is a manufacturing system that can provide for Mass Customization, (MCM). This has lead to research on the concept, design and equipment implementation for RMS. RMS requires three key capabilities : rapid changeover between products, rapid introduction to new products and unattended operation. The relationship between these manufacturing techniques has been investigated. Research has been focused on the design of Reconfigurable Modular Machine (RMM), for RMS. The research has addressed the design of subsystems for RMM by using the generic modular mechatronic control. This approach includes modular machine controller hardware, software, mechanical design and generic "plug-and-play" capability. These design of subsystems allowed for rapid reconfiguration of RMS that increased system efficiency and significantly minimized manufacturing change over downtime
Description: International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing (COMA 2007), Stellenbosch, South Africa, 31 January - 2 February 2007
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3206
ISBN: 0-7972-1164-0
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