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Multiagent technologies for steel production and control
By: Theis, C.; Diehl, C.; Jacobi, S.; Fischer, K.;
2004 / IEEE / 0-7695-2101-0
This item was taken from the IEEE Conference ' Multiagent technologies for steel production and control ' Flexible planning and realisation as well as fast reorganisation after interferences during continuous work are indispensable requirements for a competitive position on the market in the industrial sector. We present an agent-based generic solution for the planning and observation inside the steelwork ""Volklingen"" of the German steel company ""Saarstahl AG"", a global respected steel manufacturer. For a given daily target schedule for the steelwork an initial solution - meaning executable schedules for each aggregate inside the steelwork - is obtained by a combined distributed planning and scheduling algorithm in which each aggregate represented as an agent calculates the set of possible solutions locally and a further agent does the optimisation, where the objective function can be altered by a user. The real-time system then monitors the plan execution and recognizes potential faults in the production process as soon as possible and gives suggestions of how to react on these operational faults.
Optimised Production Technology
Plan Execution Monitoring
German Steel Company
Job Shop Scheduling
Manufacturing Data Processing