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A collaborative machine tool maintenance planning system based on content management technologies

A collaborative machine tool maintenance planning system based on content management technologies

Wan, Shan, Li, Dongbo, Gao, James ORCID: 0000-0001-5625-3654, Roy, Rajkumar and He, Fei (2016) A collaborative machine tool maintenance planning system based on content management technologies. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 94 (5-8). pp. 1639-1653. ISSN 0268-3768 (Print), 1433-3015 (Online) (doi:

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From product maintenance and service point of view, high-value sophisticated computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools in modern manufacturing factories play important roles: they are manufacturing equipment, on the other hand, they are also products supplied by equipment manufacturers. There is a trend that manufacturers are extending their responsibilities to the products use phase to meet customers’ requirements for life-time support and service. To ensure the effective performance and efficient maintenance of high-value machine tools, information and knowledge from their lifecycle should be collected and reused. However, in the research area of product service systems and related computerised maintenance systems, there is a lack of research work on how to integrate knowledge from different stakeholders into the maintenance and service planning process, which is important for modern digital manufacturing systems to reduce machine tools’ downtime and improve their working performance. This project proposed a collaborative maintenance planning framework to connect different stakeholders and integrate their knowledge into the maintenance and service process. The potential of advanced content management systems (CMS), which are widely used non-engineering sectors such as finance, business, publishing and government organizations, has been explored and tested for applications in the manufacturing engineering domain. The research realised that CMS have several advantages compared with traditional engineering information systems, especially in managing dynamic and unstructured knowledge. A prototype maintenance and service planning system has been developed and evaluated using a real CNC machine tool.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Product service system; Content management system; Knowledge management; Process management; Machine tool maintenance and service
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Engineering Design in Practice
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENN)
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 23:36
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT d
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 5
Selected for REF2021: None

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