Real-time capable OPC-UA programs over TSN for distributed industrial control

  • A key aspect of Industry 4.0 is the continuous interconnectedness of components. The standardized industrial communication protocol OPC UA offers a solution to this problem by enabling the exchange of data between the shop floor level and the inter-enterprise level. Due to the integration of the Time Sensitive Network (TSN) into OPC UA, it is now even possible to exchange information in real-time. Especially on the shop floor, there are numerous heterogeneous distributed devices from sensors to robots which must communicate with each other in real-time to achieve a distributed industrial control. Therefore, we propose an approach to combine real-time communication over TSN with OPC UA Programs to synchronize multiple distributed OPC UA Programs and exchange process data between them without losing real-time guarantees. This can be seen as the enabler of Plug-and-Produce with real-time requirements.

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Author:Christian EymüllerORCiDGND, Julian HankeORCiDGND, Alwin HoffmannORCiDGND, Markus Kugelmann, Wolfgang ReifORCiDGND
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Parent Title (English):2020 25th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), 8-11 Sept. 2020, Vienna, Austria
Place of publication:Piscataway, NJ
Editor:Thilo Sauter, Francisco Vasques, Lucia Lo Bello, Valeriy Vyatkin, Andrés A. Nogueiras, Stefan Wilker
Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2020
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2021/03/15
First Page:278
Last Page:285
Institutes:Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Software & Systems Engineering
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik / Lehrstuhl für Softwaretechnik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik / Lehrstuhl für Softwaretechnik / Lehrstuhl für Softwaretechnik
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Licence (German):Deutsches Urheberrecht