An Agent-Based Holonic Architecture for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems
Holonic architectures are more suitable for reconfigurable manufacturing systems compared with hierarchical and heterarchical architectures. A holonic architecture is proposed for reconfigurable manufacturing systems based on the well-known reference architecture PROSA. Considering the special status of the configuration in reconfigurable manufacturing systems, configuration holon is introduced besides the basic holons in PROSA. The basic structure of this holonic architecture, the details of basic holons and cooperation of holons are described in detail. Finally an agent-based holon model is introduced for the realization of the proposed holonic architecture.
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