Modelling Distributed Control Systems Using IEC 61499

Modelling Distributed Control Systems Using IEC 61499

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New technologies and standards are emerging which will have a dramatic effect on the design and implementation of future industrial control systems. New tools and techniques are needed to design and model systems, such as UML and modern fieldbus technology. The new IEC 61499 standard has been developed specifically to model distributed control systems, defining concepts and models so that software in the form of function blocks can be interconnected to define the behavior of a distributed control system. This book provides a concise yet thorough introduction to the main concepts and models defined in the IEC 61499 standard and particularly the use of function blocks. Incorporating industrially relevant examples to show how these can be applied, the book is ideal as a user-guide for the application of the standard for modelling distributed systems. It is also, particularly relevant to those working in industrial control, software engineering, mechatronics and manufacturing systems.Applying Function Blocks to Distributed Systems Robert Lewis, Institution of Electrical Engineers. IEC 61131-3 has focused on standardising PLC languages for single processors or small configurations with a few closely coupled multi- processors. ... With the IEC 61131-3 Function Block Diagram (FBD) graphical language, function blocks can be linked by simply connecting data flow connections betweenanbsp;...

Title:Modelling Distributed Control Systems Using IEC 61499
Author:Robert Lewis, Institution of Electrical Engineers
Publisher:IET - 2001-01-01


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