Remote Laboratory for Industrial Automation

Rui Delgado, Gustavo Santos, Carlos Cardeira, J. R. C. Pinto, Rui Loureiro, Otto Leichsenring


In this paper we present a remotely accessed experiment on industrial automation. Using this remote access, students may verify the correctness of their previous work and increase the productivity of laboratory classes. The experiment provides a web page for interfacing with a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) which controls an electro-pneumatic process. Students may remotely download the program to the PLC and access to the PLC states and variables remotely, allowing the detection of semantic errors. Moreover a Webcam shows the image of the process which, not being essential, provides a more realistic view of the program correctness. The user has access to the system inputs through a web based Human-Machine Interface (HMI). This paper results from collaboration between a PLC solution provider and the university.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Delgado R., Santos G., Cardeira C., R. C. Pinto J., Loureiro R. and Leichsenring O. (2004). Remote Laboratory for Industrial Automation . In Proceedings of the First International Workshop on e-Learning and Virtual and Remote Laboratories - Volume 1: VIRTUAL-LAB, (ICINCO 2004) ISBN 972-8865-14-7, pages 28-37. DOI: 10.5220/0001150800280037

in Bibtex Style

author={Rui Delgado and Gustavo Santos and Carlos Cardeira and J. R. C. Pinto and Rui Loureiro and Otto Leichsenring},
title={Remote Laboratory for Industrial Automation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Workshop on e-Learning and Virtual and Remote Laboratories - Volume 1: VIRTUAL-LAB, (ICINCO 2004)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the First International Workshop on e-Learning and Virtual and Remote Laboratories - Volume 1: VIRTUAL-LAB, (ICINCO 2004)
TI - Remote Laboratory for Industrial Automation
SN - 972-8865-14-7
AU - Delgado R.
AU - Santos G.
AU - Cardeira C.
AU - R. C. Pinto J.
AU - Loureiro R.
AU - Leichsenring O.
PY - 2004
SP - 28
EP - 37
DO - 10.5220/0001150800280037