Phase Agents and Dynamic Routing for Batch Process Automation

Wilfried Lepuschitz (Autor:in, Hauptvortrag), Benjamin Groessing (Autor:in, Hauptvortrag), Emilian Axinia (Autor:in, Hauptvortrag), Munir Merdan (Autor:in, Hauptvortrag)

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Currently applied process automation solutions rely on prede ned control recipes with preprogrammed material transfer routes in the subjacent control software. Thus, the exibility is limited with regard to dynamic environment conditions such as a change of production job priorities or a modi cation of the system layout. In this context, agent technology is seen as a promising approach for providing such exibility. This paper presents a multi-agent system for batch process automation, which introduces the concept of phase agents for controlling the physical equipment. The phase agents incorporate control software based on the standard IEC 61131 for PLC programming in consideration of compliance to the standard IEC 61512 Batch Control. In the context of material transfers, a route nding algorithm is introduced for dynamically calculating suitable routes. Moreover, demonstration applications are presented to show the feasibility of the approach.
TitelHolonic and Multi-Agent Systems for Manufacturing, Lecutre notes in Artifical Intelligence - Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2013
Veranstaltung6th International Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems -
Dauer: 26 Aug. 201328 Aug. 2013


Konferenz6th International Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems

Research Field

  • Ehemaliges Research Field - Energy


  • Agent technology
  • batch process,


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