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Title
An OPC UA interface for an evolvable ISA88 control module
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Abstract
Normalized systems theory has recently been proposed to engineer evolvable information systems. This theory includes a potential of improvement in control software for the automation of production systems. This paper aims at contributing towards evolvable and therefore easy-to-maintain control software. We introduce IEC 61131-3 code which complies with the theorems of normalized systems, forming a building block which complies with the model of an ISA88 control module, accessible via an OPC UA interface. Since OPC UA brings control software to a new level, it enables original intra-process projects to interoperate in an inter-process context. OPC UA offers new possibilities for system integration, but might also lead to a larger impact of evolvability problems.
Language
English
Source (book)
16th IEEE International Conference on Emergent Technologies and Factory Automation, September 5-9, 2011, Toulouse, France
Publication
2011
ISBN
978-1-4577-0018-7
Volume/pages
p. 1-9
ISI
000297542900005
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 10.01.2012
Last edited 20.07.2017
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