Agent-based Manufacturing in a Production Grid - Adapting a Production Grid to the Production Paths

Leo van Moergestel, Daniël Telgen, Erik Puik, John-Jules Meyer

Abstract

In standard mass production, batch processing is widely accepted. The advantage of batch processing is that production equipment can be placed in a so called production line. A product only has to follow this line and all production steps will be performed. However, this set-up is not adequate for low cost small quantity production. In this paper, agile production of small quantities in a grid of reconfigurable production machines called equiplets is described. One of the challenges in this approach is the transport of the product between the equiplets during production. This paper describes some heuristic methods to reduce the average path a product has to follow in the production grid.

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in Harvard Style

van Moergestel L., Telgen D., Puik E. and Meyer J. (2014). Agent-based Manufacturing in a Production Grid - Adapting a Production Grid to the Production Paths . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-015-4, pages 342-349. DOI: 10.5220/0004758803420349


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icaart14,
author={Leo van Moergestel and Daniël Telgen and Erik Puik and John-Jules Meyer},
title={Agent-based Manufacturing in a Production Grid - Adapting a Production Grid to the Production Paths},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},
year={2014},
pages={342-349},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004758803420349},
isbn={978-989-758-015-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
TI - Agent-based Manufacturing in a Production Grid - Adapting a Production Grid to the Production Paths
SN - 978-989-758-015-4
AU - van Moergestel L.
AU - Telgen D.
AU - Puik E.
AU - Meyer J.
PY - 2014
SP - 342
EP - 349
DO - 10.5220/0004758803420349