Performance analysis of Ethernet Powerlink protocol: Application to a new lift system generation

Ayoub Soury, Melek Charfi, Denis Genon-Catalot, Jean-Marc Thiriet
2015 2015 IEEE 20th Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (ETFA)  
To ensure control, present lifts use the Controller Area Network (CAN) bus for transmitting commands between components. Although it is largely adopted in the industrial process, CAN is not able to guarantee a sufficient throughput to transmit multimedia data or to meet the requirements of some safety standards. In this paper, we present a transition case from electrical/electromechanical components to a networked control system. The main element we focus on in the lift system is the safety
more » ... n. We propose to build the lift communication system around real-time Ethernet for more efficiency, smartness and safety. Furthermore, the use of the openSAFETY protocol as a safety layer over the real-time Ethernet allows the achievement of the required Safety Integrity Level (SIL). This adopted solution should meet the adopted standard IEC 61508 requirements.
doi:10.1109/etfa.2015.7301492 dblp:conf/etfa/SouryCGT15 fatcat:gljeinh4cvbi5jzquhevnvt7bm