Control Systems for RMS and Methods of their Reconfiguration

  • G. Pritschow
  • C. Kircher
  • M. Kremer
  • M. Seyfarth


Diversity of variants, rising flexibility, reduction of time-to-market, mass customization, shorter product lifecycles are not only buzzwords but real facts which producing companies have to deal with day by day. One strategy in facing these challenges in the future is the use of Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (RMS).


Software Component Configuration Process Reference Architecture Common Object Request Broker Architecture Reconfigurable Manufacture System 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. [[1]
    Heisel U, Michaelis M (2001) Rekonfigurierbare Bearbeitungssysteme zur Steigerung der Produktivität. In: Offensivkonzepte wirtschaftlicher Produktionstechnik, 3. Chemnitzer Produktionstechnisches Kolloquium, ChemnitzGoogle Scholar
  2. [2]
    Heisel U, Meitzner M (2003) Progress in Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems. In: 2nd International CAMT Conference, Wroclaw, pp 129–136Google Scholar
  3. [3]
    Koren Y, Heisel U, Jovane F, Moriwaki T, Pritschow G, Ulsoy G, Van Brussel H (1999) Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems. In: Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 48/2: 527–540Google Scholar
  4. [4]
    Wurst KH, Peting U (2002) PKM Concept for reconfigurable machine tools, In: the 3rd Chemnitz Parallel Kinemtics Seminar, Chemnitz, pp 683–695Google Scholar
  5. [5]
    Kircher C, Meitzner M, Heisel U, Wurst KH (2004) Wandelbare, zielvariable Bearbeitungssysteme. Industrie Management 2/20: 17–20Google Scholar
  6. [6]
    Jovane F, Carlesi L (1989) The Elementary Machine: an ‘Atomic’ Model to Analyse and Device Production Systems. In: Annals of the CIRP 38/1, pp 179–182Google Scholar
  7. [7]
    Tönshoff HK, Böger F (1994) Entwicklung einer Referenzarchitektur für den modularen Aufbau künftiger Werkzeugmaschinen. Wt-Produktion und Management 84: 330–333Google Scholar
  8. [8]
    Pritschow G, Wurst KH, Seyfarth M, Bürger T (2003) Requirements for Controllers in Reconfigurable Machining Systems. In: CIRP 2nd International Conference on Reconfigurable Manufacturing, Ann ArborGoogle Scholar
  9. [9]
    Wurst KH, Kircher C, Seyfarth M (2004) Conception of Reconfigurable Machining Systems – Design of Components and Controllers. In: the 5th International Conference on International Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering, BathGoogle Scholar
  10. [10]
    Pritschow, G, Altintas Y, Jovane F, Koren Y (2001) Open Controller Architecture–Past, Present and Future. In: Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 50/1: 463–470Google Scholar
  11. [11]
    Pritschow G, Rogers G, Bauer G, Kremer M (2003) Open Controller Enabled by an Advanced Real-Time Network. In: CIRP 2nd International Conference on Reconfigurable Manufacturing, Ann ArborGoogle Scholar
  12. [12]
    Pritschow G, Junghans, G (1993) Open System Controllers–a Challenge for the Future of the Machine Tool Industry. In: Annals of the CIRP, Vol 42/1, pp 449–452CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. [13]
    Object Management Group: Common Object Request Broker Architecture. Core Specification.
  14. [14]
    Schmidt, D. C., Kuhns, F. (2000) An Overview of the Real-Time CORBA Specification, IEEE Computer Magazine 33/6, pp. 56–63Google Scholar
  15. [15]
    Booch G, Rumbaugh J, Jacobson I (1998) The Unified Modeling Language User Guide. Addison-WesleyGoogle Scholar
  16. [16]
    Korajda I, Seyfarth M, Pritschow G (2004) Konfigurierung von Fertigungseinrichtungen aus einem disziplinübergreifenden Baukasten. wt Werkstattstechnik online 94/5: 215–219Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Pritschow
  • C. Kircher
  • M. Kremer
  • M. Seyfarth

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations