To meet flexibility and reconfigurability requirements, modern production systems need hardware and software solutions which ease the connection and mediation of different and heterogonous industrial cyber-physical components. Following the vision of Industry 4.0, the H2020 PERFoRM project targets, particularly, the seamless reconfiguration of robots and machinery. This paper describes the implementation of a highly flexible, pluggable and distributed architecture solution, focusing on several building blocks, particularly a distributed middleware, a common data model and standard interfaces and technological adapters, which can be used for connecting legacy systems (such as databases) with simulation, visualization and reconfiguration tools.
- standard interfaces
- technological adapter
- distributed middleware
- indsutry 4.0
Angione, G., Barbosa, J., Gosewehr, F., Leitão, P., Massa, D., Matos, J., ... Wermann, J. (2017). Integration and Deployment of a Distributed and Pluggable Industrial Architecture for the PERFoRM Project. Procedia Manufacturing, 11, 896-904. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2017.07.193