Modelling and compilation method for multi-PLC control program

Chen, Chen and Zhong, Chongquan and Wu, Wenyan (2014) Modelling and compilation method for multi-PLC control program. International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 22 (3). pp. 225-235. ISSN 1746-6172

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Abstract

For the large-scale multi-PLC control system, a network-oriented programming method is proposed. Regarding the control network as a large-scale virtual PLC device, the engineers can program the whole system using all of the resources in the control network directly. A modelling and compilation method for control program is also put forwarded and an event graph model for the programs is created. The serial control program can be decomposed into parallel tasks by event graph model analyse and traversal rule. According to the topology of control network, the event graphs are grouped, and the instructions can be downloaded to the corresponding PLC automatically. The variables of devices can be synchronised through network communication. The experimental result shows that this method can improve the program efficiency of the networked PLC control system, and keep the running logic according with the original program.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: networked PLC control system, system modelling, program compilation, discrete event system, event graph
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Advanced Systems Engineering
UoA Collections > UoA15: General Engineering
Depositing User: Professor Wenyan Wu
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 12:55
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 14:04
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3754

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