On the impact of wireless communications on controlling a two-dimensional gantry system

Mohamed Kashef, Richard Candell, Sebti Foufou

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Abstract

Industrial wireless is essential to achieve the vision of futuremanufacturing systems which are highly dynamic and reconfigurable, and communicate large amounts of data. Main challenges of wireless deployment include the stochastic nature ofthe wireless channels and the harsh industrial transmission environment. In this work, a typical two-dimensional gantry systemis controlled by a local controller which receives G-code commands wirelessly over a Wi-Fi network. The industrial wirelesschannel is replicated using a radio frequency (RF) channel emulator where various scenarios are considered and various wireless channel parameters are studied. The movement of the gantrysystem tool is tracked using a vision tracking system to quantifythe impact of the wireless channel on the system performance.Numerical results are presented including the total run time ofan industrial process and the dwell times at various positionsthrough the process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdditive Manufacturing; Manufacturing Equipment and Systems; Bio and Sustainable Manufacturing
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858745
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
EventASME 2019 14th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2019 - Erie, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2019Jun 14 2019

Publication series

NameASME 2019 14th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2019
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceASME 2019 14th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityErie
Period6/10/196/14/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Kashef, M., Candell, R., & Foufou, S. (2019). On the impact of wireless communications on controlling a two-dimensional gantry system. In Additive Manufacturing; Manufacturing Equipment and Systems; Bio and Sustainable Manufacturing (ASME 2019 14th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2019; Vol. 1). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/MSEC2019-2896