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Cloud-based industrial control services

The next generation PLC
: Langmann, Reinhard; Stiller, Michael


Auer, M.E.:
Online Engineering & Internet of Things : Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation, REV 2017, held 15-17 March 2017, Columbia University, New York, USA
Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2018 (Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems 22)
ISBN: 978-3-319-64351-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-319-64352-6 (Online)
ISBN: 3-319-64351-7
International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation (REV) <14, 2017, New York/NY>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer ESK ()
Cloud Based Industrial Control Services; CICS; control service; cloud-based controller; web-based control system; automation system; Internet of Things; IoT; Industrial Internet of Things; IIoT; industrial communication; industry 4.0; industrial cloud; Cloud Computing; IEC 61131

The paper presents the concept and implementation for Cloud-based Industrial Control Services (CICS) as a next generation PLC. As a distributed service-oriented control system in the cloud, a CICS controller can replace the traditional PLC for applications with uncritical timing in terms of Industry 4.0. The CICS services are programmed to industry standards, pursuant to standard IEC 61131-3, and executed in a CICS runtime in the cloud. This paper gives an overview about the concept and implementation, discusses the results of application examples as well as the evaluation of the operability of a CICS controller.