Flexible Machining Cell Control with the Modified Petri Net Methodology

Clément Fortin, Jean François Chatelain

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This paper describes the design of a controller for a flexible manufacturing cell including a CNC lathe, a CNC machining centre and a robot. The production of seven different parts of light vehicle clutch assemblies is used to establish the cell controller specifications and test the functionality and validity of Modified Petri Nets (MPN) for this type of application. From the above findings and development, the modelling of symmetric processes sharing more than one resource place was shown to create a problem with the MPN methodology. The theory was extended with a new type of link (1∗) to include this particular case and further research is required to check the complete validity of the MPN methodology for all manufacturing control applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManufacturing Research and Technology
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameManufacturing Research and Technology
ISSN (Print)1572-4417


  • Cell Control Implementation
  • Cell Control Modelling
  • Modified Petri Nets


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