ISSN 2083-6473
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Tomasz Neumann

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Gdynia Maritime University
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Integrated Software for Implementation of Control Systems Based on PLC Controllers
1 Silesian University of Technology, Katowice, Poland
ABSTRACT: Industrial processes? control systems based on PLC controllers play today a very important role in all fields of transport, including also sea transport. Construction of control systems is the field of engineering, which has been continuously evolving towards maximum simplification of system design path. Up to date the time needed for system construction from the design to commissioning had to be divided into a few stages. A mistake made in an earlier stage caused that in most cases the next stages had to be started anew. Modern software allows for quicker implementation of system design. Available debugging systems allow for defect detection at an early stage of project implementation. Application of additional protective devices will allow for remote diagnosing of the equipment state and introducing changes (depending on authorities granted). The paper presents general characteristic of integrated software for implementation of complex control systems. The issues related to the software use for programming of the visualisation environment, control computer, selection of transmission medium and transmission protocol as well as PLC controllers? configuration, software and control have been analysed.
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Citation note:
Surma S., Mikulski J.: Integrated Software for Implementation of Control Systems Based on PLC Controllers. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 297-300, 2008

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