An object-oriented framework for production control

B.H.L. Betlem, R.M. van Aggele

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    Abstract

    In the process industry the current computer architecture is based on the hierarchy of operational functions. At the lower control levels the functions are offered as configurable building blocks, but at the higher levels no fixed structure is used. Generally, data modelling is neglected and if data models are present they are poorly accessible for the end user. By using an abstract framework of object-oriented models an important breakthrough can be expected. The data with the functions are ordered so that a high degree of reusability and maintainability can be provided. Also the framework acts as a checklist and speeds up the analysis phase. In this paper a framework is presented for the application domain of the industrial production. It consists of seven structures. Thus far, this has been worked out roughly for logistics and control of continuous, batch processes, and pseudo continuous processes, such as milling.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication1994 International Conference on Control - Control '94
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
    Pages1411-1416
    Volume2
    ISBN (Print)0-85296-610-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1994
    EventInternational Conference on Control, ICC 1994 - University of Warwick, Conventry, United Kingdom
    Duration: 21 Mar 199424 Mar 1994

    Publication series

    NameIEE Conference Publication
    PublisherIEE
    Volume389
    ISSN (Print)0537-9989

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Control, ICC 1994
    Abbreviated titleICC
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityConventry
    Period21/03/9424/03/94

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