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Industrial communication networking: an ethernet based implementation

Hashim, Hairulazwan and Haron, Zainal Alam and Tee , Kian Sek (2007) Industrial communication networking: an ethernet based implementation. In: International Conference on Robotics, Vision, Information and Signal Processing (ROVISP 2007), 28-30 November 2007, Penang Parkroyal Hotel, Pulau Pinang.


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Recent advancements achieved in industrial communications and networking technology have made it possible to apply Ethernet-based communication networking system at all levels of industrial automation, especially at the controller level where the capacity to do data exchanges in real-time is mandatory. This paper describes the development of an industrial communications network based on the Ethernet protocol and its implementation in a Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) system. The application of Ethernet protocol in such a system is aimed at overcoming the difficulties experienced when trying to communicate in real-time using serial communication networks, such as when attempting to access and retrieve data from other stations. Other advantages of this approach include the relative ease of achieving system integration and the possibility of simple upgrading to include the management and enterprise levels in the industrial automation system pyramid. In this work, the Ethernet module is installed onto a supervisory PLC to integrate all the stations present in the existing CIM system found in our laboratory. The workability of this approach is analyzed and compared with the conventional serial communication network.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: industrial automation;computer integrated manufacturing (CIM);Ethernet;programmable logic controller (PLC)
Subjects: T Technology > T58.5-58.64 Information technology
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electrical Technology
Depositing User: En. Sharul Ahmad
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2015 08:28
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2015 08:28
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6791
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