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The control of flexible manufacturing systems (FMS's) is generally characterised by logical and sequential functions under the auspices of a programmable logic controller (PLC). Operational faults associated with control processes are often confusing to maintenance personnel at workshop level. This has resulted in the development of automatic diagnosis(More)
Among all kinds of possible faults in a manufacturing system, operational faults occur most often (about 70%). Efficient diagnosis of these faults is critical for improving the availability and productivity of the manufacturing system. This paper presents a hierarchical diagnosis model based on fault tree analysis and two other diagnosis models respectively(More)