Title: Research on the key technology of non-standard automation control system development platform with shop-floor management and monitoring functions

Authors: Qingdong Li; Weichao Luo; Fei Zhong; Chengrui Zhang; Tianliang Hu

Addresses: School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China; Key Laboratory of High Efficiency and Clean Mechanical Manufacture, Shandong University, Ministry of Education, Jinan 250061, China ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China; Key Laboratory of High Efficiency and Clean Mechanical Manufacture, Shandong University, Ministry of Education, Jinan 250061, China ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China; Key Laboratory of High Efficiency and Clean Mechanical Manufacture, Shandong University, Ministry of Education, Jinan 250061, China ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China; Key Laboratory of High Efficiency and Clean Mechanical Manufacture, Shandong University, Ministry of Education, Jinan 250061, China ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China; Key Laboratory of High Efficiency and Clean Mechanical Manufacture, Shandong University, Ministry of Education, Jinan 250061, China

Abstract: With the development of industrial automation technology, non-standard automation devices have attracted more and more attention in modern manufacturing enterprise for its flexibility and customisation features. To deal with increasing requirements of rapid and customised development of non-standard automation control systems, soft PLC model of CoDeSys, which complies with IEC 61131-3, and the protocol of industrial real-time Ethernet (RTE) Ethernet for manufacture automation control (EtherMAC) are analysed. Design method of industrial RTE EtherMAC component library which based on CoDeSys runtime system (RTS) component library is studied. Then CoDeSys OPC communication model and database for shop-floor data access are studied as well. Based on these works, a non-standard automation control system development platform is designed and implemented through the combination of CoDeSys and EtherMAC. This platform integrates industrial RTE EtherMAC component library and database to provide modules for developers to achieve not only logic and motion control functions but also shop-floor management and monitoring. In order to verify the flexibility and feasibility of the development platform, a solar panel automatic laying machine control system with shop-floor management and monitoring functions is designed through the platform.

Keywords: non-standard automation; shopfloor management; shopfloor monitoring; control systems; industrial RTE; soft PLC; programmable logic controllers; real-time Ethernet; motion control; solar panels; solar power; solar energy; automatic laying machines; machine control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCOM.2016.082251

International Journal of Service and Computing Oriented Manufacturing, 2016 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.302 - 315

Available online: 13 Feb 2017 *

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