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Author(s):
Katzke, Uwe; Vogel-Heuser, Birgit; Fischer, Katja 
Title:
Analysis and state of the art of modules in industrial automation 
Abstract:
The benefit of modular concepts in plant automation is seen ambivalent. On one hand it offers advantages, on the other hand it also sets requirements on the system structure as well as designers’ discipline. The main reason to use modularity in systems design for automation applications are reusability and reduction of complexity, but up to now modular concepts are rare in plant automation. This paper analyses the reasons and proposes measures and draft solutions. An analysis of the work flow a...    »
 
Journal title:
Automatisierungstechnische Praxis (atp) 
Year:
2004 
Journal volume:
46 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
23-31