Control System Requirements to Support Intelligent Sensor-Based Manufacturing 961639
This paper presents a description of intelligent sensor-based manufacturing, reviews previous research in this area, and identifies control system requirements necessary to support successful application of this technology. Current production control systems inhibit the successful implementation of advanced manufacturing control technologies. It is often difficult, if not impossible, to integrate new sensing technologies and advanced control algorithms with existing control platforms. To address this difficulty, hardware and software needs to support intelligent sensor-based manufacturing are discussed.