Title
Towards normalized connection elements in industrial automationTowards normalized connection elements in industrial automation
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Research group
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Optical Metrology, 3D design and Mechanics (Op3Mech)
Engineering Management
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Economics
Computer. Automation
Source (journal)
International journal on advances in internet technology
Volume/pages
4(2012):3-4, p. 133-146
ISSN
1942-2652
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
There is a tendency to Web-enable automation control systems, with consequently the challenge to propagate and aggregate data and control over the Internet. While classical industrial controller systems are limited to a local network, Web-enabled systems can be coupled in a new dimension. However, this also introduces larger impacts of changes and combinatorial effects. The Normalized Systems theory was recently proposed with the explicit goal of keeping these impacts bounded. It can be applied from the production control level up to the Web-enabled interface. One of the key principles of the Normalized Systems theory is to enforce Separation of Concerns in a multi-technology environment. To this end, this paper introduces Normalized Connection Elements as a stable interface between PLC software and field devices. As a case in point, the IEC 61131-3 code design of an ISA88 Control Module following these principles is discussed.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/335580/7ae4827.pdf
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