Industrial Internet of Things Based Programmable Logic Controller
G. Joselin Retna Kumar1, Sheikh Mohammed Afzal2, A. John Pravin3
1Dr. G. Joselin Retna Kumar, Department of Electronics, and Instrumentation Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Sheikh Mohammed Afzal, Department of Electronics, and Instrumentation Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
3A. John Pravin, Department of Electronics, and Instrumentation Engineering, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 01 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 1636-1640 | Volume-8 Issue-7, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G6310058719/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The proposed design of a customized PLC includes a compact setup which is an integral part of industrial automation and to control various batch processes. The design takes into account, a wireless communication channel between the PLC and the supervisory server system, which is achieved by embedding a wireless module into the PLC setup. The designed setup also eliminates the hassle of long, multi-loop wiring which can be inconvenient to troubleshoot specific problem and to take corrective action instantly. By utilizing the wireless communication achieved by integrating an ESP8266 module. It is easier to connect with the process in a much simpler manner. The most important feature is that data that is transmitted can be uploaded into a Cloud Storage, with a secure server connection. The process data from the PLC is uploaded onto the server and can be monitored by the personnel supervising the plant operation. The data which is accessed over the server includes the field monitoring points relevant to the particular process. Conclusions: Wireless communication between the supervisory server system and the PLC is possible and the field monitoring points can be monitored via the Cloud Server.
Keyword: Automation, Programmable Logic Controller, SCADA, Wireless Technology.
Scope of the Article: Industrial Internet of Things (IoT).