Implementation and Trial Evaluation of a Wireless Manufacturing Execution System for Industry 4.0

Rasmus Suhr Mogensen*, Ignacio Rodriguez, Gilberto Berardinelli, Andreas Fink, Rene´ Dam Marcker, Søren Markussen, Taus Mortensen Raunholt, Troels Kolding, Guillermo Pocovi, Simone Barbera


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This paper presents the implementation framework and performance evaluation of a wireless Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for Industry 4.0. The proposed solution is based on self- configuring multi-access gateways that enable seamless transport of delay-tolerant industrial Ethernet control data traffic over LTE or Wi-Fi (or both, using hybrid-access techniques). The wireless MES solution has been deployed at the Smart Production Lab facilities at Aalborg University, allowing the removal of Ethernet cables between modules in a production line setup, and thus enabling a faster re-configuration of the production facilities. The performance of the wireless MES solution is benchmarked against the reference Ethernet case in terms of latency and packet loss. The trials revealed that, despite the increase in latency and packet loss as compared to the reference operation over Ethernet, both LTE and Wi-Fi under different conditions were able to reliably support the production control operations at MES level without discernable difference on the overall functionality of the system.

Titel2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2019 Fall - Proceedings
Antal sider7
Publikationsdatosep. 2019
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-7281-1221-3
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-7281-1220-6
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2019
Begivenhed2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference - Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Honolulu, USA
Varighed: 22 sep. 201925 sep. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 90


Konference2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference
LokationWaikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
NavnIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Proceedings


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