Gonçalo Cândido

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To face globalization challenges, modern production companies need to integrate the monitoring and control of secondary processes into shop floor core system to remain competitive and improve system performance and throughput. The research currently being done under the scope of Self-Learning Production Systems tries to fill this gap. Current work(More)
1 Universidade Nova de Lisboa / Uninova – jab@uninova.pt 2 Uninova – gmc@uninova.pt 3 Uninova – fnf@uninova.pt This paper addresses the design and implementation of a multiagent based control architecture to support modular reconfigurable production systems. The requirements for plugability of modules (manufacturing components) and product changes were(More)
— The paper presents the key results of the EU-project Self-Learning. The strategic objective of Self-Learning is to strengthen EU leadership in production technologies in the global marketplace by developing innovative self-learning solutions to enable tight integration of control & so called secondary processes (e.g. maintenance, energy efficiency) of(More)
—Due to the growing demand to reduce the environmental impact, the manufacturing companies of today are encouraged to adopt new green methodologies, strategies and technologies for increasing the energy efficiency of their manufacturing production lines. These solutions have a great impact on several productivity metrics including availability and costs.(More)
—The manufacturing processes of today are caught between the growing needs for quality, high process safety, efficiency in manufacturing process, reduced time-to-market and higher productivity. In order to meet these demands, more and more manufacturing companies are betting on the application of intelligent and more integrated monitoring and control(More)