Design and Implementation of a Truly Wireless Real-Time Sensor/Actuator Interface for Discrete Manufacturing Automation

Authored by: Guntram Scheible , Dacfey Dzung , Jan Endresen , Jan-Erik Frey

Industrial Communication Technology Handbook

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

Print ISBN: 9781482207323
eBook ISBN: 9781482207330
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b17365-44

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Abstract

Wireless communication is increasingly used in many industrial automation applications, which have many differing requirements [1]. The main automation domains are as follows:

Process Automation, typically dealing with continuous processes (e.g., the continuous or batch processing of liquids)

Factory Automation, where discrete, stepwise manufacturing dominates (e.g., mounting a product from many different parts)

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