Communication in a LabVIEW based holonic controller

Masendeke, D. M. ; Basson, A. H. (2016)

CITATION: Masendeke, D. M. & Basson, A. H. 2016. Communication in a LabVIEW based holonic controller. In Competitive Manufacturing, International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing (COMA '16), 27-29 January 2016, Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.

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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper presents a communication approach for a holonic controller developed in LabVIEW. The controller is aimed at station that forms part of a reconfigurable assembly cell. The objective of the research was to evaluate the extent to which LabVIEW facilitates reconfigurability in this context. The holons were implemented by using LabVIEW’s producer/consumer (to achieve asynchronous inter- and intra-holon communication) and state machine architectures. The paper discusses some implementation considerations. The paper shows that LabVIEW offers some attractive facilities for lower levels of reconfigurable control systems.

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