System Design of PLC-Controlled Specialized Production Machines

  • Gernot Frank
  • Engelbert Westkämper
  • Wolfgang Schlögl
  • Matthias Lenord
Part of the Lecture Notes in Production Engineering book series (LNPE)


PLC-controlled specialized production machines are usually employed to automate customer-specific production processes. Sequential engineering processes are frequently used for designing these machines. To reduce the time and effort, parallelization of the different disciplines as well as increasing the reuse of already designed modules has to be considered. Both of these activities originate in the system design phase. Therefore, the sequential design process is analyzed to define the information required for starting detailed engineering in parallel. Additional requirements in the system design phase are derived from the characteristics of the system design phase itself and the special situation when designing specialized production machines. A method how these requirements can be fulfilled is shown based on these requirements.


PLC System Design Systems Engineering Specialized Machines simulation modularization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gernot Frank
    • 1
  • Engelbert Westkämper
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Schlögl
    • 2
  • Matthias Lenord
    • 2
  1. 1.GSaMEUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Siemens AGNuremburgGermany

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