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A Survey of Methods and Technologies for Developing Industrial Control Applications

By M. Colla, T. Leidi, M. Semo and T. Strasser

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Abstract — The level of automation in factories and plants, and the need for their fast development and customization, increases steadily. Nowadays, industrial control applications are designed and implemented by exploiting various techniques and approaches. Moreover, they are controlled by a plethora of heterogeneous embedded hard- and software systems. These factors raise the complexity of their development and the time required to conceive them. The state-of-the art and foreseen trends in engineering for the industrial automation still lack an efficient solution to circumvent the mentioned difficulties. An undergoing European project tries to overcome this problem by an innovative component-based approach wishing to automatically link the design and implementation phases of the development process. This document resumes and analyses the results of a survey conducted among the industrial partners of this European project. Arising is the lack of connection between design and implementation, particularly in terms of transformation rules

Topics: Index Terms—Automation, Design Methodology, Industrial Control, Programming. I
Year: 2012
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