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Process Reasoning

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Author(s)

Steven R. Ray

Abstract

With the increasing levels of automation in factories, production management systems need increasingly sophisticated models of manufacturing processes. A framework is presented for the design and implementation of process reasoning modules which characterize processes within a manufacturing environment. Each reasoning module describes a process in terms of its effects, constraints, and process parameters. The effects include intended objectives, such as material removal, and side effects such as burr production. Constraints include specific limits on process parameters, and preconditions to the invocation of a process. These preconditions can require the execution of several other processes, leading to the chaining of events. The process parameters provide qualitative and quantitative information necessary to execute a process.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the IFIP WG5.7 Working Conference on Information Flow in Automated Manufacturing Systems

Keywords

process reasoning, production management systems, factories, manufacturing processes, framework, burr procution, module, automation

Citation

Ray, S. (1987), Process Reasoning, Proceedings of the IFIP WG5.7 Working Conference on Information Flow in Automated Manufacturing Systems, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821440 (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created January 1, 1987, Updated February 17, 2017