Distributed Anthropocentric FA System - Manufacturing Machine and Human Interface with Intervention Support System -
Jie Zhu*, Tohru Ihara*, Kimihiro Amano** and Hiroyuki Hiraoka,*
*Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, 1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112, Japan
**Yanagichu Factory, Toshiba Corp., Saiwai-ku, Kasasaki 210, Japan
Received:June 27, 1997Accepted:August 1, 1997Published:December 20, 1997
Keywords:Production system, Human interface, Anthropocentric FA system, Data carrier
This paper proposes an intervention support system between a manufacturing machine and a human for an anthropocentric factory automation system, which deals with feasible human interfaces and which treats unexpected problems in variable-kind variable-quantity production. In such production, repair tasks, dependent on non-deterministic human judgment, are required for raising the restorative capability of the system. An intervention support system using data carriers, engineering workstations, a point-of-production system, and PLC language is constructed. In this intervention support system, workers can understand the entire system, and heuristic information from tasks is easily accumulated as a result of experience at the shop-floor level.
Cite this article as:J. Zhu, T. Ihara, K. Amano, H. Hiraoka, and , “Distributed Anthropocentric FA System - Manufacturing Machine and Human Interface with Intervention Support System -,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.9 No.6, pp. 468-474, 1997.Data files: