Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Factory Automation

Edited by Javier Silvestre-Blanes

Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Factory automation has evolved significantly in the last few decades, and is today a complex, interdisciplinary, scientific area.  In this book a selection of papers on topics related to factory automation is presented, covering a broad spectrum, so that the reader may become familiar with the various fields, and also study them in more depth where required. Within various chapters in this book, special attention is given to distributed applications and their use of networks, since it is one of the most relevant subjects in the evolution of factory automation. Different Medium Access Control and networks are analyzed, while Ethernet and Wireless networks are looked at in more detail, since they are among the hottest topics in recent research. Another important subject is everything concerning the increase in the complexity of factory automation, and the need for flexibility and interoperability. Finally the use of multi-agent systems, advanced control, formal methods, or the application in this field of RFID, are additional examples of the ideas and disciplines that experts around the world have analyzed in their work.

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Factory AutomationEdited by Javier Silvestre-Blanes

Published: March 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/231

ISBN: 978-953-307-024-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5911-7

Copyright year: 2010

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91670 Total Chapter Downloads

75 Crossref Citations

53 Web of Science Citations

117 Dimensions Citations


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1. Engineering Processes for Decentralized Factory Automation Systems

By Thomas Wagner, Carolin Hausner, Jurgen Elger, Ulrich Lowen and Arndt Luder


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2. Wireless Technologies in Factory Automation

By Aurel Buda, Volker Schuermann and Joerg F. Wollert


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3. A Real-Time Wireless Communication System Based on 802.11 MAC

By Gennaro Boggia, Pietro Camarda, L. Alfredo Grieco and Giammarco Zacheo


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4. When the Industry Goes Wireless: Drivers, Requirements, Technology and Future Trends

By Simon Carlsen and Stig Petersen


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5. Rapid Application Development for Wireless Sensor Networks

By Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman Mozumdar and Luciano Lavagno


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6. VAN Applied to Control of Utilities Networks - Requirements and Capabilities

By Javier Silverstre-Blanes, Victor-M. Sempere-Paya and Teresa Albero-Albero


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7. Wireless Sensor Networks for Networked Manufacturing Systems

By L. Q. Zhuang, D. H. Zhang and M. M. Wong


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8. Wired and Wireless Reliable Real-Time Communication in Industrial Systems

By Magnus Jonsson and Kristina Kunert


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9. A Perspective on the IEEE 802.11e Protocol for the Factory Floor

By Lucia Lo Bello, Emanuele Toscano and Salvatore Vittorio


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10. Wireless Sensor Networks in Industrial Automation

By Marko Paavola and Kauko Leiviska


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11. Analysis of Switched Ethernet for Real-Time Transmission

By Joan Vila-Carbo, Joaquim Tur-Massanet and Enrique Hernandez-Orallo


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12. Token Passing Techniques for Hard Real-Time Communication

By Gianluca Franchino, Giorgio C. Buttazzo and Tullio Facchinetti


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13. Performance and Reliability of Fault-Tolerant Ethernet Networked Control Systems

By Ramez M. Daoud, Hassanein H. Amer and Hany M. ElSayed


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14. Study of Event-based Sampling Techniques and Their Influence on Greenhouse Climate Control with Wireless Sensors Network

By Andrzej Pawlowski, Jose L. Guzman, Francisco Rodriguez, Manuel Berenguel, Jose Sanchez and Sebastian Dormido


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15. 3D RFID Simulation and Design - Factory Automation

By Wei Liu and Ming Mao Wong


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16. Robustness Enhancement of Networked Control Systems

By Michal Morawski and Antoni Zajaczkowski


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17. The Role of Business-to-Control Agents in Next Generation Automation Enterprise Systems

By Francisco P. Maturana and Eugene Liberman


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18. A Multiagent Architecture Based in aFoundation Fieldbus Network Function Blocks

By Vinicius Ponte Machado, Dennis Brandao, Adriao Duarte Doria Neto and Jorge Dantas de Melo


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19. Production System’s Life Cycle-Oriented Innovation of Industrial Information Systems

By Dencovski Kristian, Lowen Ulrich, Holm Timo, Amberg Michael, Maurmaier Mathias and Gohner Peter


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20. Asynchronous Analogue-to-Digital Conversion Techniques

By Nikos Petrellis, Michael Birbas, John Kikidis and Alex Birbas


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21. Implementation of the Delay Compensator Approach

By Ana Antunes, Fernando Dias, Jose Vieira and Alexandre Mota


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22. Control of Robot Interaction Forces Using Evolutionary Techniques

By Jose de Gea, Yohannes Kassahun and Frank Kirchner


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23. Formal Methods in Factory Automation

By Corina Popescu and Jose L. Martinez Lastra


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24. Adaptive Implementation of Discrete Event Control Systems based on Sequential Function Charts

By Ramon Piedrafita and Jose Luis Villarroel


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25. Automated Production Monitoring and Control System Engineering by Combining a Standardized Data Format (CAEX) with Standardized Communication (OPC UA)

By Miriam Schleipen


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26. Real-Time Obstacle Avoidance Using Potential Field for a Nonholonomic Vehicle

By Hiroaki Seki, Yoshitsugu Kamiya and Masatoshi Hikizu


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27. Developing FPGA-based Embedded Controllers Using Matlab/Simulink

By T. Barlas and M. Moallem


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28. Model Reference Control of Human-Operated Mobile Robot for Object Transportation

By Naoki Uchiyama and Tatsuhiro Hashimoto


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29. Diagnosis of Intermittent Faults and its dynamics

By A. Correcher, E. Garcia, F. Morant, E. Quiles and L. Rodriguez


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30. Easy-Implementable On-line Identification Method for a First-Order System Including a Time-Delay

By Satoshi Suzuki and Katsuhisa Furuta


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