Petri net control of an automated manufacturing cell

Thomas O. Boucher, Mohsen Jafari, Glenn A. Meredith

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This paper discusses the Petri Net approach to real time production control. Petri nets were developed to model concurrent and asynchronous systems. Having modeled a machining cell or a production system as a Petri net, one can analyze the effects of controller behavior on the system before implementing the controller. Petri net principles are illustrated for a machining cell being implemented in the Manufacturing Automation Laboratory at Rutgers University. Observations are made concerning the difference between a Petri Net Controller and a Programmable Logic Controller for the same application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-463
Number of pages5
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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