Automatic PLC software generator with a natural interface

O. Durán, A. Batocchio

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This paper presents an object-oriented textual language designed to specify programmable logic controller software. This methodology, called OOST, allows users to specify the control logic in a natural manner, using a collection of objects that represent machines and other devices within a manufacturing system. The object-oriented specification technique may be used during the whole control software life cycle, and could be considered as a requirement definition language or an implementation one. An automatic PLC program generation system that uses descriptions written in OOST is also presented. A brief literature review is presented and the implementation details are discussed. The final part presents some future improvements and a few remarks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)805-819
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 1999
Externally publishedYes


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