|Author||: Alexandre Dolgui,Gerard Morel,Carlos Eduardo Pereira|
|Release Date||: 2011-10-10|
|ISBN 10||: 9780080478487|
|Pages||: 2480 pages|
Information Control Problems in Manufacturing 2006 contains the Proceedings of the 12th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing (INCOM'2006). This symposium took place in Saint Etienne, France, on May 17-19 2006. INCOM is a tri-annual event of symposia series organized by IFAC and it is promoted by the IFAC Technical Committee on Manufacturing Plant Control. The purpose of the symposium INCOM'2006 was to offer a forum to present the state-of-the-art in international research and development work, with special emphasis on the applications of optimisation methods, automation and IT technologies in the control of manufacturing plants and the entire supply chain within the enterprise. The symposium stressed the scientific challenges and issues, covering the whole product and processes life cycle, from the design through the manufacturing and maintenance, to the distribution and service. INCOM'2006 Technical Program also included a special event on Innovative Engineering Techniques in Healthcare Delivery. The application of engineering and IT methods in medicine is a rapidly growing field with many opportunities for innovation. The Proceedings are composed of 3 volumes: Volume 1 - Information Systems, Control & Interoperability Volume 2 - Industrial Engineering Volume 3 - Operational Research * 3-volume set, containing 362 carefully reviewed and selected papers * presenting the state-of-the-art in international research and development in Information Control problems in Manufacturing
The Second Edition of Inventory Control deals with a range of different approaches and models that can be used when developing inventory management systems and practices. The significantly expanded book shows how advances in information technology have drastically changed the possibilities to apply improved inventory control techniques. Furthermore, recent progress in research has resulted in new and more general methods that can substantially reduce the supply chain costs.
|Author||: Tarek M. Sobh|
|Publisher||: Nova Science Pub Incorporated|
|Release Date||: 2006|
|Pages||: 261 pages|
The underlying mathematical representation of complex robotic and manufacturing computer-controlled systems is still insufficient to create a set of models which accurately captures the dynamics of the system over the entire range of system operation. We remain in a situation where we must trade of the accuracy of our models with the manageability of the models. Closed-form solutions of mathematical models are almost exclusively limited to linear system models. Computer simulation of non-linear hybrid and discrete-event models provide a means for online design of robotic control systems. Guarantees of system performance are limited to those regions where the robustness conditions apply. These conditions may not apply during start-up and shutdown or during periods of anomalous operation. Attempts have been made to model low and high-level system changes in automated and robotic systems as discrete event dynamic systems, DEDS, and hybrid systems. Several attempts to improve modelling capabilities are focused on mapping the continuous world into a discrete one. However, repeated results are available which indicate that large interactive systems evolve into states where minor events can lead to a catastrophe. Discrete event and hybrid systems have been used in the manufacturing and automation domains to model system state changes within a process. Timed and untimed petri nets and state automata in addition to Markovian-stochastic perturbation and other models have been used extensively to model and control automated manufacturing systems. High level DEDS controllers have also been to guide the behaviour of robots based on sensory outputs. This book presents a collection of problems, modelling strategies, analysis tools, and theoretical frameworks for discrete events and hybrid systems within the robotics and automation domain.
|Release Date||: 2006|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
|Release Date||: 1998|
|Pages||: 161 pages|
This implementation-oriented book provides a clear and concise presentation of how to apply fieldbuses for process control. Based on experience collected from end-users in a wide range of industries around the world, it provides how-to information for all phases of the system lifecycle from engineering to device and strategy configuration, installation, commissioning, troubleshooting, operation, and maintenance. The book covers the three leading process fieldbus technologies: HART, FOUNDATION(TM) Fieldbus and PROFIBUS-PA. It covers both field-level and the Ethernet-based host-level networking. The text also addresses concerns and solutions for interoperability, integration and migration as well as availability and safety. A chapter on benefits helps engineers justify business advantages to management. The final chapter provides an in depth explanation of how these fieldbus technologies work. The author exposes similarities, differences and capabilities of each fieldbus technology. Fieldbuses for Process Control is a must-have for system designers, control engineers and technicians. Process engineers can benefit learning about the capabilities of fieldbus technologies. It is ideal for both organized training course and for self-study and will remain a handy reference when configuring and troubleshooting systems. This book is sure to be a well-thumbed addition to every control engineer's bookshelf.
|Author||: Kirk St. Amant|
|Publisher||: IGI Global|
|Release Date||: 2007|
|Pages||: 337 pages|
International online access has grown rapidly in recent years with the number of global Internet users skyrocketing. The most astounding growth, however, is taking place in developing nations. ""Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age"" provides readers with in-depth information on the various linguistic, cultural, technological, legal, and other factors that affect interactions in online exchanges within the global age. ""Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age"" proposes information that implements effective decisions related to the uses and designs of online media when interacting with individuals from other cultures. This comprehensive and informative title is completed by foundational knowledge needed to communicate effectively with individuals from other countries and cultures via online media.