A Concept for Short Series Production and Manufacturing: Isles of Automation

Mikko Sallinen, Timo Salmi, Kari Haataja, Janne Göös, Paavo Voho

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This paper presents a modular concept to realize very flexible and controllable robotized isles of automation. It is a concept for production and manufacturing of short series production. The concept is utilizing possibilities of modern technology so that flexibility, adaptivity and reactivity are remarkable increasing from the standard of common automation solutions. Isles of automation will be a kind of extended version from automated production cell. Isles of automation include (mechanical and electrical) hardware, software and communication solutions. We describe requirements and solutions for these components in this paper. Also we review some of the current enabling technologies for short series production and present architecture for software components. Some of the presented technologies are based on current or upcoming standards and are exploited in the research work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Machine Automation
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Systems 2006 & ICMA 2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event6th International Conference on Machine Automation, ICMA 2006 - Seinäjoki, Finland
Duration: 7 Jun 20068 Jun 2006


Conference6th International Conference on Machine Automation, ICMA 2006


  • robot automation
  • manufacturing
  • pruduction cell


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