Unified Plug&Produce architecture for automatic integration of field devices in industrial environments

Veit Hammerstingl, Gunther Reinhart

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Abstract

By introducing approaches like the 'Smart Factory' and the 'Internet of Things', companies try to ready their manufacturing systems for the needs of the future. The aim is to increase the changeability of these systems through intelligent and self-configuring devices. Prerequisite is an appropriate communication capability down to the lowest sensor level, which is, however, difficult to achieve in current industrial environments. This article describes the origin of this complexity and the requirements future factories will have to meet. Based on the analysis of current industrial environments, a system architecture is developed, allowing the automatic integration of field devices from heterogenous communication networks. The concept is compatible with existing devices and presents a unified information model for the standardized data exchange with other information systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1956-1963
Number of pages8
EditionJune
ISBN (Electronic)9781479978007
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Jun 2015
Event2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2015 - Seville, Spain
Duration: 17 Mar 201519 Mar 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology
NumberJune
Volume2015-June

Conference

Conference2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2015
Country/TerritorySpain
CitySeville
Period17/03/1519/03/15

Keywords

  • CPS
  • Plug and Produce
  • Smart Factory
  • control systems
  • legacy systems

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