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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 May|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Artificial Intelligence
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering