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Manufacturing Execution Systems Demonstrator Platform – Integrating professional MES tools with LEGO® components.
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC).
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Author: Ricardo Oliveira Title of the report: Manufacturing Execution System demonstrator platform Integrating professional MES tools with LEGO® components Abstract: Optimizing resources and decreasing waste is a primary and constant challenge in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing execution systems (MES) are tools to achieve efficiency in many aspects of the production processes. However, MES concepts can be complex and hard to understand, hindering production plants from implementing such systems. It is the aim of this thesis to create a robust and flexible demonstrator platform to make it easy to see and understand MES. Hence, the demonstrator can be used to create a constructive dialogue within the factory management team. In addition, the demonstrator can efficiently work as an educational tool, specifically for people who are not used to production and assembly. By analyzing the requirements for the demonstrator, LEGO® components turned out to be a good match because of their high flexibility and low cost. The unusual use of LEGO bricks and MINDSTORMS® components in an industrial environment provided an extra inspiration along the project. This thesis has shown that connecting a professional MES with LEGO components is a viable solution to highlight the desirable features. In addition, LEGO components have the feature of being attractive, captivating attention.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trita-CSC-E, ISSN 1653-5715 ; 2011:129
National Category
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-130748OAI: diva2:654195
Educational program
Master of Science - Systems, Control and Robotics
Available from: 2013-10-07 Created: 2013-10-07

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