COMMUNICATION, CONFIGURATION, APPLICATION - The Three Layer Concept for Plug-and-Produce

Uwe E. Zimmermann, Rainer Bischoff, Gerhard Grunwald, Georg Plank, Detlef Reintsema

Abstract

The Plug-And-Play is a synonym for the simple use of computer systems in office applications. This appealing idea also emerges in the branches of robotics and automation. But due to their specific technical and application driven requirements i.e. real-time, determinism, safety… a simple taking over of the technology is not sufficient. Plug-and-Produce extends the “easy to use” for applications in robotics and automation. This will lead to a dramatically reduction of set-up times of work-cells. In order to fulfil the various requirements a three layered Plug-and-Produce architecture is presented. The communication layer addresses all topics regarding the bus-system level; the configuration layer is responsible for the control and operation system level; and the application layer addresses the needs of the user and system programmer. A prototypical implementation is also presented.

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in Harvard Style

E. Zimmermann U., Bischoff R., Grunwald G., Plank G. and Reintsema D. (2008). COMMUNICATION, CONFIGURATION, APPLICATION - The Three Layer Concept for Plug-and-Produce . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: Service Oriented Architectures for SMErobots and Plug-and-Produce, (ICINCO 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-31-9, pages 255-262. DOI: 10.5220/0001504902550262


in Bibtex Style

@conference{service oriented architectures for smerobots and plug-and-produce08,
author={Uwe E. Zimmermann and Rainer Bischoff and Gerhard Grunwald and Georg Plank and Detlef Reintsema},
title={COMMUNICATION, CONFIGURATION, APPLICATION - The Three Layer Concept for Plug-and-Produce},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: Service Oriented Architectures for SMErobots and Plug-and-Produce, (ICINCO 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={255-262},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001504902550262},
isbn={978-989-8111-31-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: Service Oriented Architectures for SMErobots and Plug-and-Produce, (ICINCO 2008)
TI - COMMUNICATION, CONFIGURATION, APPLICATION - The Three Layer Concept for Plug-and-Produce
SN - 978-989-8111-31-9
AU - E. Zimmermann U.
AU - Bischoff R.
AU - Grunwald G.
AU - Plank G.
AU - Reintsema D.
PY - 2008
SP - 255
EP - 262
DO - 10.5220/0001504902550262