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An executable capability concept in formal resource descriptions

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-107
Number of pages6
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
Event16th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing - Bergamo, Italy
Duration: 11 Jun 201813 Jun 2018
Conference number: 2018


Neutral description of production resources’ capabilities, interfaces, and other characteristics is required for efficient design or reconfiguration of production systems. In our previous work, we have developed a Resource Description and Capability concepts. An integral part of the Resource Description is an Executable Capability concept, which describes resource’s control interface in a vendor neutral form. In this paper, we show the underlying data model of Executable Capabilities, and how these capabilities can be utilised in the task programming and execution of modular production systems. Finally, a few case examples are shown.


  • data models, resource description, capability, system design, programming, production execution, reconfigurable manufacturing

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