Balanced Automation Systems

Architectures and design methods

  • Luis Camarinha-Matos
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Invited Talks

  3. Enterprise Modeling and Organization I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. J. Goossenaerts, A. P. Azcarraga, C. M. Acebedo, D. Bjørner
      Pages 29-36
    3. G. D. Putnik, S. Carmo Silva
      Pages 45-52
  4. Intelligent Supervision Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Giovanni C. Barroso, Antonio M. N. Lima, Angelo Perkusich
      Pages 55-62
    3. Luís Seabra Lopes, Luís M. Camarinha-Matos
      Pages 63-74
  5. Modeling and Design of FMS I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. J. Reinaldo Silva, H. Afsarmanesh, D. D. Cowan, C. J. P. Lucena
      Pages 91-106
    3. José Barata, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Walter Colombo, Ricardo Carelli
      Pages 107-120
    4. Alejandro Malo, Antonio Ramirez
      Pages 121-128
  6. Anthropocentric Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Ilona Kovács, António Brandão Moniz
      Pages 131-140
    3. R. Roshardt, C. Uhrhan, T. Waefler, S. Weik
      Pages 141-148
  7. Computer Aided Process Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149

About this book

Introduction

Towards Balanced Automation The concept. Manufacturing industries worldwide are facing tough challenges as a consequence of the globalization of economy and the openness of the markets. Progress of the economic blocks such as the European Union, NAFTA, and MERCOSUR, and the global agreements such as GATT, in addition to their obvious economic and social consequences, provoke strong paradigm shifts in the way that the manufacturing systems are conceived and operate. To increase profitability and reduce the manufacturing costs, there is a recent tendency towards establishing partnership links among the involved industries, usually between big industries and the networks of components' suppliers. To benefit from the advances in technology, similar agreements are being established between industries and universities and research institutes. Such an open tete-cooperation network may be identified as an extended enterprise or a virtual enterprise. In fact, the manufacturing process is no more carried out by a single enterprise, rather each enterprise is just a node that adds some value (a step in the manufacturing chain) to the cooperation network of enterprises. The new trends create new scenarios and technological challenges, especially to the Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) that clearly comprise the overwhelming majority of manufacturing enterprises worldwide. Under the classical scenarios, these SMEs would have had big difficulties to access or benefit from the state of the art technology, due to their limited human, financial, and material resources.

Keywords

architecture automation computer-aided design (CAD) computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer-aided manufacturing computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) design design methods modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis Camarinha-Matos
    • 1
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
    • 2
  1. 1.New University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-34910-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4583-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-34910-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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