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Logical Time for Decentralized Control of Material Handling Systems

Author: Seibold, Zäzilia
Source: Directory of Open Access Books
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
ISBN: 9783731505679
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The fourth industrial revolution aims to transform production systems. In this work, Logical Time which is a control principle for distributed systems is transferred to material handling systems with decentralized control. The GridSorter, a modular sorter with grid-like structure, is chosen as showcase system. The system is proven to be deadlock-free and is robust against varying transport times. The time-window-based route reservation process is described as Iterative Deepening A*.