Development of a web-based dynamic scheduling methodology for a flexible manufacturing cell using agent based distributed internert applications

Alataş, Boran
The increasing importance of computer leads to develop new manufacturing methods. One of the most important example; 3unmanned shop floor4 model aims, the mankind can work in jobs that they can be more efficient and more comfortable. As the base of this model, in Middle East Technical University Computer Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory (METUCIM) 3Agent Version 1.14 system is developed. Windows Distributed Internet Applications (DNA) modeling technique is used for the software development. In the developed system, by using web pages, one can give work orders to the flexible manufacturing cell in METUCIM. The manufacturing capabilities of the cell are limited by the capabilities of CNC Lathe and CNC Milling machine that exist in the system. By the developed agent based dynamic scheduling method, it is prevented to be only an experimental system for the manufacturing cell. The real manufacturing environment is adapted to the cell that it is possible to give unlimited number of work orders. The work orders can be queued and manufactured according to their 3priorities4. By the 3web-cam4 application the given work orders can be watched from the web site so the system reliability is increased for the engineer. In the real manufacturing environment it is very frequent that the 3urgent part4 is needed to manufacture. In this system it is possible to give 3urgent orders4 for these situations.


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Citation Formats
B. Alataş, “Development of a web-based dynamic scheduling methodology for a flexible manufacturing cell using agent based distributed internert applications,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2004.