Efficiency Analysis Between Free and Paid Hardware and Software in a Pneumatic Press

  • Pamela EspejoEmail author
  • Vicente Hallo
  • Andrés Gordón
  • Nancy Velasco
  • Darío MendozaEmail author
  • Verónica Gallo
  • Fernando Saá
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 918)


The present work proposes the automation of a pneumatic press, based on free software and hardware. The project analyzes the behavior of free software versus proprietary technology. The project is based on creating a prototype of a distribution system. The proprietary technology consists in a Siemens S7-1200 programmable logic controller, which monitors the system with an OPC server and a (Human Machine Interface) user interface based on LabVIEW, M. In the other hand, the free technology consists of an M-DUINO controller based on Arduino monitors the system with a LAMP server, and hosts a website programmed in PHP; reducing implementation costs in control processes, without affecting the performance and quality in the industrial process. Research is done to determine the reliability of free software.


Data acquisition Automation Free versus paid software Efficiency software 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pamela Espejo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vicente Hallo
    • 1
  • Andrés Gordón
    • 1
  • Nancy Velasco
    • 1
  • Darío Mendoza
    • 1
    Email author
  • Verónica Gallo
    • 2
  • Fernando Saá
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Energía y MecánicaUniversidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPESangolquíEcuador
  2. 2.Facultad de eléctricaInstituto Tecnológico Superior GuayaquilAmbatoEcuador
  3. 3.Ingeniería IndustrialUniversidad Tecnológica IndoaméricaAmbatoEcuador

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