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Simulative study of the decentralized control of complex conveyor networks

  1. Dipl.-Ing. Dirk Liekenbrock Chair of Materials Handling and Warehousing, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Dortmund


Decentralised controls offer advantages for the implementation as well as the operation of controls of steady conveyors. Such concepts are mainly based on RFID. Due to the reduced expense for appliances and software, however, the plant behaviour cannot be determined as accurately as in centrally controlled systems. This article describes a simulation-based method by which the performances of these two control concepts can easily be evaluated in order to determine the suitability of the decentralised concept.


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