A novel ethernet-based equipment integration framework for factory automation

Min Hsiung Hung, Chih Hsiang Tsai, Fan Tien Cheng, Haw Ching Yang

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In this paper, we propose a novel equipment integration framework that is constructed on top of Ethernet and possesses the capability of real-time, synchronous control networks. The equipment integration framework can be used in the equipment-control layer of factory automation networks. Also, it can easily integrate with information-management layer networks. Simulation and experimental results with a laboratory-scale factory show that the proposed equipment integration framework can not only achieve a good performance but also remedy some drawbacks of traditional automation networks. It is believed that our work can be a significant contribution for factory automation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-786
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Publication statusPublished - 2002 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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