Functions required for advanced flexible manufacturing systems

Toshio Sata*, H. Hiraoka, M. Miki, Shozo Takata

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This paper describes the concept and functions of multilevel supervisory systems aimed at a more efficient operation of advanced flexible manufacturing systems. A supervisory system consists of a control system, an adaptation system, a process monitoring system and a machine failure diagnosis system. Thus supervisory system assure the control of machining accuracy, the detection of human errors and tool breakage, and the identification of machine failures. This paper presents some successful results of the implementation of these subsystems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-421
Number of pages5
JournalRobotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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