Conference Papers

Self-organizing Production with Distributed Intelligence

AuthorEckhard Hohwieler, Eckart Uhlmann; Michael Niedermayer, Benjamin Hirsch
SourceProceedings of the 2nd International Researchers Symposium 2009 on Innovative Production Machines and Systems 

This paper explains how the SOPRO project will exploit the potential of Process-eGrains to implement the principle of self-organization in the application field of industrial manufacturing. Products and manufacturing resources will be equipped with intelligent Process-eGrains which will deal with other partners in a manufacturing network, and through the principle of self-organization could influence the process sequences independently of the production control level. The project will include the development of Process-eGrains and methods of self-organization in manufacturing.