OPC UA information model and a wrapper for IEC 61499 runtimes

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  • Luleå University of Technology


OPC UA is considered as an important communication technology for Industry 4.0 components. On the other hand, IEC 61499 is one of the technologies available for developing applications to the same components. In this paper, a proposal for an OPC UA information model for IEC 61499 systems is developed in order to enhance communication with IEC 61499 applications through OPC UA. Already existing related information models, particularly OPC UA for Devices and IEC 61131-3, are utilized as models and parts of the design. An OPC UA wrapper for IEC 61499 runtimes is presented as one possible way to implement the information model. Both the information model and the wrapper are then tested through a case study.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics - Aalto University, Helsinki-Espoo, Finland
Duration: 22 Jul 201925 Jul 2019
Conference number: 17

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics
ISSN (Print)1935-4576
ISSN (Electronic)2378-363X


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics
Abbreviated titleINDIN
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    Research areas

  • IEC 61499, Information Model, OPC UA, Wrapper

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