Using Petri Net Models for Regulation: Case of Assembly Process Mechanics

Lotfi Nabli(1*), Hedi Dhouibi(2)

(1) UR d’Automatique Traitement de Signal et Image (ATSI), D.Génie Electrique, L’Ecole Nationale d’Ingénioeurs de Monastir, Tunisia
(2) Laboratoire d’Automatique Génie Informatique et Signal (LAGIS), Ecole Centrale de Lille, France
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The indistinctness of the manufacturing processes makes that a parts cannot be realized in an absolutely exact way towards the specifications on the dimensions. It is thus necessary to assume that the effectively realized product has to belong in a very strict way to compatible intervals with a correct functioning of the parts. This paper presents an approach based on a new modelling tool: the Interval Constrained Petri Nets. This tool is introduced in order to extend some properties of p-time PN to non-temporal constraint. A robust command of a mechanical assembly process is presented as an application. This command will then have to maintain the specifications interval of parts in front of the variations.
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Intervals of Tolerances; Interval Constrained Petri Nets; Robust Command; Production Rate

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