A system reconfiguration architecture for hybrid automation systems based in agents and programmable logic controllers

T. Santos, L. Ribeiro, Andre Dionisio Rocha, J. Barata

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Abstract

As web related technologies continue to find their way into production related activities, their true potential can only be explored with a shop floor that is cyber-physically agile. This means the ability to quickly reconfigure a production system during production changeovers while significantly reducing setup times and non value-adding activities keeping the overall performance of the control system. Currently, system reconfiguration in mainly supported by reprogramming. However, reprogramming of large complex systems is often a time consuming and risky activity since it has a non negligible potential for introducing errors which normally result in long debugging times. In this context, this paper details an agent-based system architecture that enables quick system reconfiguration and minimizes the reprogramming effort. For this purpose a production system is abstracted as a multiagent system that dynamically interacts with a native, programmable-logic-controller-based control system and is able to re-parametrize it. The focus on re-parametrization means that the native system can still operate in the absence of the agent system which improves the overall robustness of the solution, using readily available equipment and enables its integration with legacy systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINDIN 2016 - IEEE 14th International Conference on Industrial Informatics
PublisherIEEE
Pages98-103
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics - Palais des Congres du Futuroscope, Poitiers, France
Duration: 19 Jul 201621 Jul 2016
Conference number: 14th

Conference

Conference14th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics
Abbreviated titleINDIN 2016
CountryFrance
CityPoitiers
Period19/07/1621/07/16

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Programmable logic controllers
Automation
Control systems
Legacy systems
Multi agent systems
Large scale systems

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Santos, T., Ribeiro, L., Rocha, A. D., & Barata, J. (2016). A system reconfiguration architecture for hybrid automation systems based in agents and programmable logic controllers. In INDIN 2016 - IEEE 14th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (pp. 98-103). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/INDIN.2016.7819141
Santos, T. ; Ribeiro, L. ; Rocha, Andre Dionisio ; Barata, J. / A system reconfiguration architecture for hybrid automation systems based in agents and programmable logic controllers. INDIN 2016 - IEEE 14th International Conference on Industrial Informatics. IEEE, 2016. pp. 98-103
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Santos T, Ribeiro L, Rocha AD, Barata J. A system reconfiguration architecture for hybrid automation systems based in agents and programmable logic controllers. In INDIN 2016 - IEEE 14th International Conference on Industrial Informatics. IEEE. 2016. p. 98-103 https://doi.org/10.1109/INDIN.2016.7819141