Embench: A rapid prototyping environment for numerical control systems

Sachin Jain, Chengyin Yuan, Placid Mathew Ferreira

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Abstract

In this paper we describe an environment for performing both mechanical and control design for flexible automation systems. The environment provides a means of layering and encapsulating services so that complex multi-axis numerical control systems can be configured, detailed electromechanical simulations performed and then deployed. The system uses IEC-61499 as a means for modularization and reuse of implemented control services. Using IEC-61499 function blocks and a service-layer architecture, control services ranging for basic servoing of a joint, to kinematic co-ordination of joints of a mechanism, to trajectory interpolation, to language parsing and HMI processing, can be configured for an application. The environment facilitates a modular, component-based design of services for numerical control systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDynamic Systems and Control
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages7-13
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0791836290, 9780791836293
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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