Development of theoretical reconfiguration structure for manufacturing automation systems

Muhamad Arfauz A. Rahman*, John P.T. Mo

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper presents a proposed structured model to capture user requirements for reconfiguring flexible manufacturing automation systems. The idea of this model is to allow the manufacturer to easily reconfigure their automation system quickly with minimal investment. The model utilises the integration definition for function modelling (IDEF0) technique. It involves determining the components for the system to be reconfigured based on work scenario descriptions. The work scenario descriptions generally present user requirements. These requirements are simplified, extracted and manipulated to provide with system specification. The model also requires information of existing components stored in the database. At this stage, the reconfiguration is simplified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-150
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Agile Systems and Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • FMS
  • Manufacturing automation system
  • Reconfigurable manufacturing system
  • Reconfiguration
  • RMS
  • System specifications
  • User requirements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • General
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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