Sustainable Production Automation

Sustainable Production Automation

Jingshan Li, Bengt Lennartson,Ying (Gina) Tang, Stephan Biller and Andrea Matta

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Sustainable production automation, as an effective way to enable and expedite transitions to sustainability and enhance resource utilizations, attracts substantial efforts from researchers in both academy and industry. This book presents the recent development of innovative algorithms, models, heuristics, hardware and software in broad areas of sustainable production systems. It focuses on design, analysis and management of the processes involved in the product life cycle (from design to delivery to return) to have the minimal negative impacts on society (including environmental, economic and social). The contributors are experts from both universities and industrial research centers.

The topics include:

• An overview of sustainable manufacturing practices, including sustainability performance indicator, cutting edge examples, and future challenges.

• A structural review of the state-of-the-art research of energy efficient manufacturing systems.

• An energy sensitive control method for energy reduction in paint shops.

• Introduction of flexible event-based information architecture (Tweeting Factory) for optimal energy saving in robot stations.

• Transient analysis based optimal control of energy efficient productions.

• Energy evaluation in multi-product manufacturing systems.

• Formal models and analysis for uncertainty management in remanufacturing processes.

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Jingshan Li

Prof. Jingshan Li (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) received the B.S. degree from Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, the M.S. degree from Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering-systems from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1989, 1992, and 2000, respectively.

Bengt Lennartson

Prof. Bengt Lennartson (Chalmers University, Sweden) was born in Gnosjo, Sweden, in 1956. He received the Ph.D. degree in automatic control from the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1986. He was the Dean of Education with the Chalmers University of Technology from 2004 to 2007. Since 2005, he has been a Guest Professor with the University West, Trollhattan, Sweden, and a Professor of the Chair of Automation with the Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, since 1999.

Ying (Gina) Tang

Prof. Gina Tang received the B.S. and the M.S. degrees from the Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights Newark, NJ, in 2001. She is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ.

Stephan Biller

Dr. Stephan Biller (GE Global Research Center, USA) received the a Degree in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany, the Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering and management science from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, and the MBA degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. He is the Chief Scientist for Manufacturing at General Electric's Global Research Center, New York, NY, USA.

Andrea Matta

Prof. Andrea Matta received the degree in industrial engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 1997. He has been a Distinguished Professor with the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, since February 2014. From 1997 to 2001, he was a temporary Researcher with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, where he was an Assistant Professor from 2001 to 2007 and an Associate Professor from 2010 to 2014.