Title: Cross-Industry State of the Art Analysis of Modular Automation
Authors: Grüner, Sten
Hoernicke, Mario
Fachinger, Gerrit
Grothoff, Julian
Fay, Alexander 
Language: eng
Subject (DDC): 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: VDI-Verlag
Document Type: Conference Object
Page Start: 899
Page End: 914
Published in (Book): Automation 2020: 21. Leitkongress Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik
Publisher Place: Düsseldorf
Conference: 21. Leitkongress der Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik, Baden-Baden, 30.6.-1.7.2020
Modular production is a persistent trend in both manufacturing and process industry. For process industry, the adoption of NAMUR Module Type Package (MTP) progresses rapidly including first commercial products. In the manufacturing industry, one prominent representative of modular production in factory automation is the PackML standard for packaging machines. Despite similar concepts and business advantages, requirements and current technical realization of module description and process orchestration differ across the industries. This paper is a state-of-the-art analysis of modular automation concepts. Along with MTP and PackML we also discuss the process control approach developed in scope of publicly funded BaSys 4.2 project and validated in a demonstrator. Our results bring advantages for manufacturers, integrators and operators of modular automation plants, especially in mixed discrete/process applications. We open a perspective for long-term convergence of the standards' aspects and help to define mid-term coexistence strategies especially for mixed applications.
Organization Units (connected with the publication): Automatisierungstechnik 
Publisher DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.32669.33761
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