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Title: Emulation of modular manufacturing machines
Authors: Case, Keith
Wright, C.D.
Yan, X.T.
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: © Macmillan Press
Citation: CASE, K., WRIGHT, C.D. and YAN, X.T., 1995. Emulation of modular manufacturing machines. IN: Kochar, A.K. (ed.) Proceedings of the 31st International MATADOR Conference, UMIST, Manchester, UK, pp. 443 - 448.
Abstract: A method for geometrically modelling and emulating modular machines based on the Universal Machine Control reference architecture is described. Geometric modelling is achieved through extensions to a proprietary robot simulation system. A library of modules consisting of 1, 2 or 3 degree of freedom manipulators is used to construct models of multi-degree of freedom distributed machines with appropriate kinematic characteristics. Logging of data from the real or emulated control handlers is then used to drive the geometric model. A case study of a printed circuit board assembly machine is used to demonstrate how this approach allows the investigation of machine performance before and during the building of the machine with real hardware elements.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13757
ISBN: 0333640861
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Contributions (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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