A Low-Cost Experimental System and Engineering Methodology for IEC 61499 Applications
IEC 61499, a new concept of control platform that consists of intelligent devices, has been proposed to resolve complications in system development and modification. However, there are few examples that have applied this architecture to a real system and the design methodology has not been established yet. This paper proposes a low-cost experimental system using LEGO® blocks for a feasibility study of design methodology based on 1EC 61499 concepts. A method of system construction and technique to adopt features of physical machine factor, which was studied through using this experimental system, will also be presented.
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