Control of Reconfigurable Machine Tools

  • G. Pritschow
  • K-H. Wurst
  • C. Kircher
  • M. Seyfarth
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)


Changes in manufacturing requirements and market demands call for increased flexibility, adaptability and sometimes reconfiguration. This is true for manufacturing systems and their components such as machines and robots. This chapter discusses both the physical hardware reconfiguration of these components as well as their logical reconfiguration manifested in the control system. The challenges involved in the physical reconfiguration are detailed and solutions are presented. The requirements for reconfigurable control systems are discussed and the state-of-the-art implementations and systems are described. The remaining obstacles and challenges for future research and industrial adoption are highlighted.


Machine Tool Software Component Machine System Runtime System Component Library 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Pritschow
    • 1
  • K-H. Wurst
    • 1
  • C. Kircher
    • 1
  • M. Seyfarth
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools & Manufacturing Units (ISW)University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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