Towards automatic state machine reconstruction from legacy PLC using data collection

Daniil Chivilikhin, Sandeep Patil, Anthony Cordonnier, Valeriy Vyatkin

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Today, more and more industries are considering moving towards being Industry 4.0 compliant. But this transition is not straightforward due to many reasons: in particular, transfer to new system can lead to significant production downtime and could result in delays and cost overruns. The best way is systematic seamless transition to newer and advanced technologies that Industry 4.0 offers. This paper proposes an automated synthesis framework that learns the behavior of existing legacy and often black-box programmable logic controllers and generates state machines that can be incorporated into IEC 61499 function blocks. The paper presents the toolchain architecture and exemplifies it on a laboratory scale Festo didactic mechatronic system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2019
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728129273
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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