Enabling remote PLC training using hardware models

Kist, Alexander A. and Maiti, Ananda and Hills, Catherine and Maxwell, Andrew D. and Henke, Karsten and Wuttke, Dieter and Fath, Tobias (2019) Enabling remote PLC training using hardware models. In: 15th International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation (REV 2018): Smart Industry and Smart Education, 21-23 March 2018, Duesseldorf, Germany.

Abstract

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are widely used for industrial control applications. Developing programming skills with these devices is essential for students of electrical engineering, and also for professionals wanting to learn new skills. Whilst programming is performed using software development tools, it is essential that learners have access to real hardware to test these programs in a realistic context. This paper introduces a PLC laboratory architecture and discusses how the experiment is integrated into two existing remote laboratory environments, namely GOLDi (Grid of Online Lab Devices Ilmenau) and RALfie (Remote Access Laboratories for Fun, Innovation and Education). The different approaches are compared in detail.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 23:44
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020 22:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: PLC, remote laboratory, industry training
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-95678-7_37
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34703

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