RMS: A New Linkage with Pervasive Computing

RMS: A New Linkage with Pervasive Computing

Vasdev Malhotra (Y.M.C.A. Institute of Engineering, India), Tilak Raj (Y.M.C.A. Institute of Engineering, India) and Ashok Kumar (Y.M.C.A. Institute of Engineering, India)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-996-0.ch005
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Abstract

Today, markets increasingly require more customized products, with shorter life cycles. In response, manufacturing systems have evolved from mass production techniques to the ?exible automation. This paper argues that manufacturing systems of the next generation will have to incorporate more ?exibility and intelligence, evolving towards recon?gurable manufacturing systems. In particular, the concept of intelligence becomes more relevant because of the need to maintain e?ective and e?cient manufacturing operations with minimum downtime under conditions of uncertainty. This chapter presents some research issues related to the development of reconfigurable manufacturing systems with pervasive computing.
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Background

Nowadays the market is characterized by over capacity and large fluctuations in demands. Therefore today’s manufacturing systems should enable flexibility in capacity, responsiveness in market changes, product verity, adoption and utilization of new technologies and general scalability in a cost effective manner (Abdi, et al., 2003)

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