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Title Automatic Generation of PLC Projects Using Standardized Components and Data Models
  • S.T. Huynh, H. Ali, B. Baranasic, N. Coppola, T. Freyermuth, P. Gessler, N. Jardón Bueno, M. Stupar, J. Tolkiehn, J. Zach
    EuXFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
Abstract In an environment of rapidly expanding and changing control systems, a solution geared towards the automation of application dependent Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) projects becomes an increasing need at the European X-Ray Free Electron Laser (EuXFEL). Through the standardization of components in the PLC Framework, it becomes feasible to develop tools in order to automate the generation of over 100 Beckhoff PLC Projects. The focus will be on the PLC Management System (PLCMS) tool developed to achieve this. Provided with an electrical diagram markup (EPLAN XML export), the PLCMS queries the database model populated from the PLC Framework. It captures integration parameters and compatible EtherCAT fieldbus hardware. Additionally, inter-device communication and interlocking processes are integrated into the PLC from a defined user template by the PLCMS. The solution provides a flexible and scalable means for automatic and expedited deployment for the PLC control systems. The PLCMS can be further enhanced by interfacing into the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for complete asset management of both PLC software and connected hardware across the facility.
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Conference ICALEPCS2019
Series International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems (17th)
Location New York, NY, USA
Date 05-11 October 2019
Publisher JACoW Publishing, Geneva, Switzerland
Editorial Board Karen S. White (ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN, USA); Kevin A. Brown (BNL, Upton, NY, USA); Philip S. Dyer (BNL, Upton, NY, USA); Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany)
Online ISBN 978-3-95450-209-7
Online ISSN 2226-0358
Received 30 September 2019
Accepted 10 October 2019
Issue Date 30 August 2020
DOI doi:10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2019-THAPP01
Pages 1532-1537
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