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Fieldbus Integration into CIM

Objective

The objective of this project was to specify, implement, validate, demonstrate and promote a digital fieldbus for use at the lowest level of the industrial automation hierarchy. The fieldbus aims at replacing current technology and specific proprietary solutions.
A digital fieldbus for use at the lowest level of the industrial automation hierarchy was developed. The fieldbus replaces current technology and specific proprietary solutions. New functionalities of interworking with the higher of the factory levels were addressed. Within the communication profile, particular emphasis was placed on the application layer, function blocks and network management. Work performed on international standardization was analysed. Fieldbus profiles have been specified in a fieldbus implementation guide.

Fieldbus connections for field devices were implemented and demonstrated in an experimental pilot. The pilot contributed towards the validation of fieldbus technology in process control and discrete parts manufacturing applications, and showed the integration of the fieldbus with the higher level network communications network for manufacturing applications (CNMA) in the computer integrated manufacture (CIM) environment. Further experimental and real production pilots were specified, and interoperability and integration testing methodologies studied.
Exploitation

The results will contribute to the pre-normative process and to international standardisation work, particularly in the area of fieldbus.

Coordinator

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung eV (FhG)
Address
Fraunhoferstraße 1
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany

Participants (19)

AEG AUTOMATISIERUNGSTECHNIK
Germany
Address
Steinheimer Straße 117
63500 Seligenstadt
Alcatel TITN
France
Address
1 Rue Galvani
91301 Massy
Bailey Esacontrol SpA
Italy
Address
Via Hermada 6
16154 Genova
Bull SA
France
Address
Tour Bull 1 Place Carpeaux
92800 Puteaux
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
El - Ecublens
1015 Lausanne
ENDRESS & HAUSER
Germany
Address
Hauptstraße 1
79689 Maulburg
ERROBOTIKA ETA AUTOMATIZAZIORAKO TALDE TEKNOLOGIKOA
Spain
Address
Barrio Belako - Belako Elkartegia, S/n
48100 Mungia (Vizcaya)
GESPAC
Switzerland
Address
Chemin Des Aulx, 18
1228 Plan-les-ouates
GESPAC
France
Address
Zone Industrielle Les Playes
83500 La Seyne-sur-mer
HARTMANN & BRAUN
Germany
Address
Schillerstraße 72
32425 Minden
Nuovo Pignone
Italy
Address
Strada Statale Per Modugno 110
70124 Bari
PHILIPS DUPONT OPTICAL
Netherlands
Address
Building, Hwd2, 218
5600 MD Eindhoven
SENTER FOR INDUSTRIFORSKNING
Norway
Address
Forskningsveien 1, 124
0314 Oslo
SIEMENS AG
Germany
Address
Siemensallee
7500 Karlsruhe
SOFTING GMBH
Germany
Address
Dingolfinger Straße 2
81673 München
UNIVERSIDAD DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Rua Dos Bragas
4000 Porto
Universitaet Stuttgart
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Universität Fridericana Karlsruhe (Technische Hochschule)
Germany
Address
Haid-und-neu-straße 10-14
76131 Karlsruhe
Électricité de France (EDF)
France
Address
1 Avenue Du Général De Gaulle
92141 Clamart