Approach

The approach for realising the goals of TexWIN is to exploit existing knowledge available in various factory internal and factory external sources by combining and evaluating process state information as well as product and material characteristics and deriving from this pool of information best-suited production instructions with a CBR approach combined with an adaptation system. Additionally the existing production knowledge and experiences from operators will be preserved and made available within the TexWIN system.

The TexWIN system will be realised as a hierarchical control system. On machine layer a CBR system with a case adaptation system controls the individual production unit. On factory layer a coordination and optimisation instrument increases the productivity and reliability by integrating various information sources along the production chain and preparing them for scheduling according to the selected optimisation criteria.

TexWIN Control System Hierarchy