Automatic simulation model generation supported by data stored in low level controllers

G. Popovics, Cs Kardos, A. Pfeiffer, B. Kádár, Z. Vén, L. Monostori

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Abstract

One of the most widespread techniques to evaluate various aspects of a manufacturing system is discrete-event simulation (DES). However, building a simulation model of a manufacturing system is a difficult task and needs great resource expenditures. Automated data collection and model buildup can drastically reduce the time of the design phase as well as support model reusability. Since most of the manufacturing systems are controlled by low level controllers (e.g., PLCs, CNCs) they store structure and control logic of the system to be modeled by a DES system. The paper introduces an ongoing research of PLC program processing method for automatic simulation model generation of a conveyor system of a leading automotive factory. Results of the validation process and simulation experiments are also described through a case study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - INCOM'12, 14th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
Pages242-247
Number of pages6
Edition6 PART 1
ISBN (Print)9783902661982
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
Event14th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, INCOM'12 - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: May 23 2012May 25 2012

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Number6 PART 1
Volume45
ISSN (Print)1474-6670

Conference

Conference14th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, INCOM'12
CountryRomania
CityBucharest
Period5/23/125/25/12

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Keywords

  • Automatic recognition
  • Computer simulation
  • Manufacturing
  • Programmable logic controllers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

Cite this

Popovics, G., Kardos, C., Pfeiffer, A., Kádár, B., Vén, Z., & Monostori, L. (2012). Automatic simulation model generation supported by data stored in low level controllers. In Proceedings - INCOM'12, 14th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing (6 PART 1 ed., pp. 242-247). (IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline); Vol. 45, No. 6 PART 1). IFAC Secretariat. https://doi.org/10.3182/20120523-3-RO-2023.00352