Decentralized automation concepts based on Ethernet-TCP/IP and CANopen

  • Andreas Ziegler
Conference paper


The advantages, which decentralized automation will make available to the machine and plant designer, are still to be seen. In discussion is a solution that can be realized now because the necessary components and technologies are all readily available, such as: Ethernet-TCP/IP, CANopen, industrial-compatible rail mounted PCs, OPC and IEC 1131-3.


Functional Module Network Load Central Controller Carrier Sense Multiple Access Remote Procedure Call 


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    Frank J. Furrer: Ethernet-TCP/IP für die Industriautomation. Hüthig Verlag, Heidelberg, 1998. ISBN 3-7785-2641-3.Google Scholar
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    OPC Foundation: Ole for Process Control (OPC) Final Specification V2.0 OPC Foundation, P.O. Box 140524, Austin, Texas, 10/1998Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Ziegler
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  1. 1.Weidmüller ConneXtDetmoldGermany

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