Fogification of electric drives: An industrial use case

Mohammadreza Barzegaran, Nitin Desai, Jia Qian, Koen Tange, Bahram Zarrin, Paul Pop, Juha Kuusela

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Abstract

Electric drives are used to control electric motors, which are pervasive in industrial applications. In this paper we propose enhancing the electric drives to fulfil the role of fog nodes within a Fog Computing Platform (FCP). Fog Computing is envisioned as a realization of future distributed architectures in Industry 4.0. We identify the system-level requirements of such an FCP, including requirements that are extracted from the current architecture of drives, which we consider as a baseline. These requirements are then used to design a system-level architecture, which we model using the Architecture Analysis Design Language (AADL). We identify the "technology bricks"(components such as hardware, software, middleware, services, methods and tools) needed to implement the FCP. The proposed fog-based architecture is then used to implement a Conveyor Belt industrial use case. We evaluate the resulting use case on several aspects, demonstrating the usefulness of the proposed fog-based approach. By developing the electric drives as fog nodes, that we call fogification, new offerings like programmability, analytics and connectivity to customer Clouds are expected to increase the added value. Increased flexibility allows drives to assume a larger role in industrial and domestic control systems, instrumenting thus also legacy systems by using drives as the data source.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 25th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation
PublisherIEEE
Publication dateSep 2020
Pages77-84
Article number9212010
ISBN (Electronic)9781728189567
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020
Event25th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation - Virtual event, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 8 Sep 202011 Sep 2020
http://www.ieee-etfa.org/2020/

Conference

Conference25th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation
LocationVirtual event
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period08/09/202011/09/2020
Internet address
SeriesIEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA
Volume2020-September
ISSN1946-0740

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