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Distributed control nodes for material flow system controls on the example of unit load conveyor and sorter facilities

 
: Ten Hompel, M.; Sondhof, U.

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Logistics Journal. Referierte Veröffentlichungen. Online journal (2006), 9 S.
ISSN: 1860-7977
DOI: 10.2195/LJ Ref
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer IML ()
WGTL; Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Technische Logistik; Logistik; logistics; Materialfluss; material flow; Intralogistik/intra-logistics/intralogistics/; intra logistics; technische Logistik

Abstract
The Chair of Transportation and Ware-housing at the University of Dortmund together with its industrial partner has developed and implemented a decentralized control system based on embedded technology and Internet standards. This innovative, highly flexible system uses autonomous software modules to control the flow of unit loads in real-time. The system is integrated into Chair’s test facility consisting of a wide range of conveying and sorting equipment. It is built for proof of concept purposes and will be used for further research in the fields of decentralized automation and embedded controls. This presentation describes the implementation of this decentralized control system.

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