Advances in Manufacturing

Decision, Control and Information Technology

  • S. G. Tzafestas
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advanced Manufacturing book series (ADVMANUF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Process Planning-Scheduling and Machine Cell Design

  3. Process Monitoring, Inspection, Diagnosis and Maintenance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. C. Vivas, J. Gómez Ortega, M. Vargas
      Pages 89-100
    3. J. Zaytoon, G. Villermain-Lecolier
      Pages 101-114
    4. S. Horihata, H. Kitagawa, Y. Shirakawa
      Pages 123-132
    5. J.-B. Léger, E. Neunreuther, B. Iung, G. Morel
      Pages 133-144
    6. K. J. Kyriakopoulos, P. Giannakos, V. Kallipolites, K. Domales
      Pages 145-156
  4. System Forecasting, Optimization and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. S. J. Kiartzis, S. E. Papadakis, J. B. Theocharis, A. G. Bakirtzis, V. Petridis
      Pages 181-187
    3. F. Hartescu, C. Danilov
      Pages 189-194
    4. M. N. Varvatsoulakis, P. N. Paraskevopoulos
      Pages 207-216
  5. Robotic and Traveling Crane Systems

  6. Specific Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. W. Schmidt, H.-G. Grundmann, G. Olthoff, R. Borger
      Pages 351-360
    3. J. Giannatsis, V. Dedoussis, L. Laios
      Pages 373-384
    4. P. S. Georgilakis, N. D. Hatziargyriou, N. D. Doulamis, A. D. Doulamis, J. A. Bakopoulos
      Pages 385-396
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 421-424

About these proceedings


Modern manufacturing systems involve many processes and operations at various hierarchical levels of decision, control and execution. New applications for systems are arising from the synergy of machines, tools, robots and computers with management and information technologies. Novel systems are designed and put into operation to manufacture old and new high-quality products with speed, accuracy and economy. This book contains over thirty papers that examine state-of-the-art and how-to-do issues, as well as new solutions. Topics covered include: Process planning/scheduling and machine-cell design Process monitoring, inspection, diagnosis and maintenance Forecasting, optimization and control Design and control of robotic automated crane systems Applications: including laser material processing, stereolithography systems, alimentary pasta processes and automated/robotic road construction and maintenance. The book explores key elements and critical factors, presents new results and tools that are applicable to real situations.


Rapid Prototyping Sensor automation calibration computer design laser machining manufacturing model network process optimization programming robot welding

Authors and affiliations

  • S. G. Tzafestas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensZographouGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-1217-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0855-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-0155
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