Standard Message Specification for Industrial Automation Systems: ISO 9506 (MMS)

Authored by: Karlheinz Schwarz

Industrial Communication Technology Handbook

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  August  2014

Print ISBN: 9781482207323
eBook ISBN: 9781482207330
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The international standard Manufacturing Message Specification (MMS) is an OSI application layer messaging protocol designed for the remote control and monitoring of devices such as remote terminal units, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), numerical controllers, or robot controllers. It provides a set of services allowing the remote manipulation of variables, programs, semaphores, events, journals, etc. MMS offers a wide range of services satisfying both simple and complex applications.

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