RFID technology in the function of generating flexible robotic sequences of the FMC

  • Gligorije MirkovEmail author
  • Zoran Bakić
  • Mirko Djapic


Improving flexibility, identifying parts and assigning process operations in flexible production are elements that can potentially influence the improvement in the management process. RFID technology has been widely applied in various areas of logistics, supply chain, storage, retail and transport. In flexible production systems, RFID technology is still in the developing phase. The process of applying RFID technology in a production system enables real-time information about the parts included in the system. This information can always be used to improve production efficiency and reduce costs. Also, the data of the production of components involved in the production, such as operations, both manipulative and productive, can be recorded on RFID tags, linked to the component by which the system is decentralized, and the production process gets more flexible and agile. This article deals with the designed architecture of the flexible production in FMC based on RFID technology and management system based on a set of agents. The findings presented in this study show that the shown framework is more capable than the most of the implemented ones in the current production practice, especially if the process is dynamic, unknown to the management, and has the requirements of reconfiguration.


Robots RFID Tag FMC FMS Agents 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Polytechnic - School of New TechnologiesNew BelgradeRepublic of Serbia
  2. 2.Ministry of Economy, Sector for Quality InfrastructureBelgradeRepublic of Serbia
  3. 3.Faculty of Mechanical and Civil EngineeringUniversity of KragujevacKraljevoRepublic of Serbia

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