Configuration Method Design for Reconfigurable Manufacturing System with the aid of Plant Simulation

Yang Li, Shuai Zhang, Arne Bilberg, Ronen Hadar

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Abstract

A new Reconfigurable Manufacturing System structure has been recently designed by a large consumer goods manufacturer in Europe, aiming to balance the performance of productivity and flexibility. This article shows an exploratory research on the (re)configuration procedure of the new RMS structure with the help of computer simulation, which is part of the RMS research in University of Southern Denmark. Using Tecnomatix Plant Simulation, 2D models are built for system analysis and optimization, based on which the corresponding 3D models are generated in order to give a direct view of the system operation. Following the procedure which is designed in this paper, the (re)configuration of RMS can be managed as part of the daily operation with the help of computer simulation.
Keywords: Plant Simulation, Tecnomatix, Reconfigurable Manufacturing System, modular manufacturing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSimulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications
EditorsHonghuan Tan
Number of pages8
PublisherWIT Press
Publication date20. Feb 2014
Pages399-406
ISBN (Print)978-1-78466-002-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84564-983-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20. Feb 2014
Event4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 28. Aug 201430. Aug 2014
Conference number: 4

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications
Number4
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period28/08/201430/08/2014
SeriesW I T Transactions on Modelling and Simulation
Volume60
ISSN1746-4064

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