Machine Availability Monitoring and Process Planning

  • Lihui WangEmail author
  • Xi Vincent Wang


Cloud manufacturing as a trend of future manufacturing would provide cost-effective, flexible and scalable solutions to companies by sharing manufacturing resources as services with lower support and maintenance costs. Targeting the distributed manufacturing, the scope of this chapter is to present an Internet- and Web-based service-oriented system for machine availability monitoring and process planning. Particularly, this chapter introduces a tiered system architecture and introduces IEC 61499 function blocks for prototype implementation. By connecting to a Wise-ShopFloor framework, it enables real-time machine availability and execution status monitoring during metal-cutting operations, both locally or remotely. The closed-loop information flow makes process planning and monitoring feasible services for the distributed manufacturing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Production EngineeringKTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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