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Design of Reconfigurable Machine Systems: Knowledge Based Approach

Published Online: 18 May 2009
Volume & Issue: Volume 8 (2008) - Issue 1 (December 2008)
Page range: 135 - 144
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Format
Journal
eISSN
2083-4608
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1895-8281
First Published
26 Feb 2008
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English
Design of Reconfigurable Machine Systems: Knowledge Based Approach

The Reconfigurable Manufacturing System (RMS) offers a flexible, changeable and dynamic manufacturing platform which is complex. The RMS evolved from the necessity to satisfy the markets highly customised demands. As the requirements of the customers vary the manufacturing system will need continuous and timely reconfigurations. A Knowledge Based System (KBS) is therefore the critical link in the module selection from a database to configure a machine. Modules will be selected to be timeously assembled into machine tools to manufacture customised goods with minimal disruptions to satisfy customer delivery times.

This paper will review the issues surrounding KBS software and their characteristics, as the appropriateness and requisite for establishing an RMS knowledge based system application is explored. Basic machine tree structures for the KBS application are also presented and discussed.

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