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

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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.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2019 Fall - Proceedings
Antal sider7
ForlagIEEE
Publikationsdatosep. 2019
Artikelnummer8891231
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-7281-1221-3
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-7281-1220-6
DOI
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
http://www.ieeevtc.org/vtc2019fall/

Konference

Konference2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference
Nummer90
LokationWaikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
LandUSA
ByHonolulu
Periode22/09/201925/09/2019
Internetadresse
NavnIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Proceedings
ISSN1550-2252

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