Contributions to Books:
D. Etz, T. Frühwirth, W. Kastner:
"Self-Configuring Safety Networks";
in: "Kommunikation und Bildverarbeitung in der Automation",
J. Jasperneite, V. Lohweg (ed.);
issued by: inIT - Institut für industrielle Informationstechnik;
In the context of Industry 4.0, production lines as part of Cyper-Physical Systems (CPS) have specific demands for interoperability and flexibility. Machinery, being part of these production lines, has additional requirements in terms of functional safety and realtime communications. The re-configuration of functional safety systems, which is characterized by high manual configuration efforts, leads to time-intensive and expensive downtimes. This paper presents the requirements on and the concept of selfconfiguring safety networks, which reduces the engineering efforts and allows the operator of production lines convenient reconfiguration of safety functions and devices. The proposed concept is based on the vendor-neutral technologies Ethernet, TimeSensitive Networking (TSN), and OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA).
TSN, OPC UA, Safety
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