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UML-Based Cyber-Physical Production Systems on Low-Cost Devices under IEC-61499

Department of Electronic Engineering, Universidad Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Latacunga 050102, Ecuador
FISEI, Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Ambato 180206, Ecuador
DISA, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao 48013, Spain
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These authors contributed equally.
Machines 2018, 6(2), 22;
Received: 24 March 2018 / Revised: 23 April 2018 / Accepted: 25 April 2018 / Published: 27 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Manufacturing, Digital Supply Chains and Industry 4.0)
Current industry must improve the day-to-day control and industrial communications of its processes in order to bring itself closer to the Industry 4.0 paradigm. To attain these improvements, which aim towards obtaining agile and intelligent manufacturing systems, the IEC-61499 standard is considered to be the main option by many researchers. Despite its benefits, its biggest drawback is the lack of software tools required for an effective design process for distributed control systems. The following work details the implementation of the IEC-61499 standard in low-cost devices using 4DIAC-FORTE for distributed control of a FESTO MPS 200 educational system, by using Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams as a software tool for modeling the function blocks (FBs) of the IEC-61499 standard. This work demonstrates a simple and easy way to create distributed systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: IEC-61499; UML; cyber-physical production systems (CPPS); Industry 4.0 IEC-61499; UML; cyber-physical production systems (CPPS); Industry 4.0
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García, C.A.; Castellanos, E.X.; García, M.V. UML-Based Cyber-Physical Production Systems on Low-Cost Devices under IEC-61499. Machines 2018, 6, 22.

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