Enabling industrial scale simulation / emulation models

Michael Johnstone, Doug Creighton, Saeid Nahavandi
2007 2007 Winter Simulation Conference  
OLE Process Control (OPC) is an industry standard that facilitates the communication between PCs and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). This communication allows for the testing of control systems with an emulation model. When models require faster and higher volume communications, limitations within OPC prevent this. In this paper an interface is developed to allow high speed and high volume communications between a PC and PLC enabling the emulation of larger and more complex control
more » ... plex control systems and their models. By switching control of elements within the model between the model engine and the control system it is possible to use the model to validate the system design, test the real world control systems and visualise real world operation.
doi:10.1109/wsc.2007.4419701 dblp:conf/wsc/JohnstoneCN07 fatcat:uqhpvk4qjjcw3o7rx3jpzz2nsy