An Assessment of PLC Software Structure Suitability for the Support of Flexible Manufacturing Processes

@article{Hajarnavis2008AnAO,
  title={An Assessment of PLC Software Structure Suitability for the Support of Flexible Manufacturing Processes},
  author={Vivek Hajarnavis and Ken Young},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={641-650}
}
Industrial control engineers continue to make extensive use of ladder logic for programming programmable logic controllers (PLCs) although the limitations of the language are well recognized. Evaluations of alternative approaches have been conducted in academia but industrial users have shown little enthusiasm for the recommendations. This work addresses this by conducting an experimental evaluation using a range of skilled and unskilled participants to establish which of four software design… CONTINUE READING

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