Development of virtual simulator for visual validation of PLC program

Chang Mok Park, Sachin Man Bajimaya, Sang C. Park, Gi Nam Wang, Jong Geun Kwak, Kwan Hee Han, Minho Chang

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Abstract

Agile and flexible manufacturing systems make it mandatory that control programs have features such as agility, flexibility and reusability to meet fastchanging customer demands. Visual validation of control logics is one of the most sought-after ways to make the control logic more feasible for rapid product prototyping, concurrent engineering and flexible and agile manufacturing. This paper presents the development of virtual simulator to validate control programs (PLC) visually. For simplification, virtual cell is separated into generic model that resembles the operations and events of real cell and graphic model a visualization module - which gives easy understanding of dynamic behavior of cell. The generic model is formalized using timed Finite State Automata. ROBOWORKS and IGRIP are used for graphic model. We developed tools for easy integration of proposed simulators with 3D graphic simulators and soft PLCs. We applied our system to real PLC applications and found that PLC programs can be easily validated by this system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIMCA 2006: International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, Jointly with IAWTIC 2006: International Conference on Intelligent Agents Web Technologies ...
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Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventCIMCA 2006: International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, Jointly with IAWTIC 2006: International Conference on Intelligent Agents Web Technologies and International Commerce - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 2006 Nov 282006 Dec 1

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OtherCIMCA 2006: International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, Jointly with IAWTIC 2006: International Conference on Intelligent Agents Web Technologies and International Commerce
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period06/11/2806/12/1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Park, C. M., Bajimaya, S. M., Park, S. C., Wang, G. N., Kwak, J. G., Han, K. H., & Chang, M. (2007). Development of virtual simulator for visual validation of PLC program. In CIMCA 2006: International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, Jointly with IAWTIC 2006: International Conference on Intelligent Agents Web Technologies ... [4052679] https://doi.org/10.1109/CIMCA.2006.86