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Title: RI-MACS: an innovative approach for future automation systems
Authors: Checcozzo, Roberto
Rusina, Fulvio
Mangeruca, Leonardo
Ballarino, Andrea
Abadie, Claude
Brusaferri, Alessandro
Harrison, Robert
Monfared, R.P.
Keywords: Automation
Web-based
Service-oriented architectures
Wireless
Manufacturing
Virtual engineering
Distributed systems
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Citation: CHECCOZZO, R. ... et al., 2009. RI-MACS: an innovative approach for future automation systems. International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems (IJMMS), 2 (3), pp. 242 - 264.
Abstract: The European funded Radically Innovative Mechatronics and Advanced Control Systems (RI-MACS) research project was initiated to address some of the challenges in the future automation systems. Its mission is to bring the innovation offered by the Information Technology (IT) domain into the production life cycle, improving some of the existing inflexibilities in typical manufacturing automation plants. In this paper, some of the key aspects of automation systems engineering that require changes to ensure future competitiveness are highlighted. An overview of current approaches to automation are reviewed in relation to wired and wireless networking, automation architectures, and design environments.
Description: This article was published in the International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems [© Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJMMS.2009.026046
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1504/IJMMS.2009.026046
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13388
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJMMS.2009.026046
ISSN: 1753-1039
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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