Tools for Object-based Large-Scale Reuse in Industrial Systems Design


TORUS - 8080

Keywords control systems design, PLCs, reusable software, automation


Start Date: To be announced / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives

The goal of TORUS is to substantially improve the efficiency of the industrial control systems design life-cycle. TORUS aims to achieve this, via an integrated tool-set, by encouraging the reuse of project life-cycle processes and design information.

Typical automation projects have two closely integrated parts: the large electro-mechanical plant equipment, and the complex, distributed, real-time systems that control it. At the moment automation projects are developed by either adapting sections of designs from previous similar projects or creating from new. Analysis of this procedure has shown that:

TORUS intends to:

The EXPRESS standard modelling language will be used to describe the data model. The quality aspects of the design life-cycle will conform to the ISO 9000 standard. The SGML standard will be evaluated as a base for the representation of structured documents.

The industrial partners plan to realise these benefits by:


CONTACT POINT

Dr L.D. Burrow
CEGELEC CONTROLS
Boughton Road
UK - Rugby CV21 1BU
tel: + 44 / 788 563504
fax: + 44 / 788 560767

Participants

CEGELEC - UK - C
ALCATEL ISR - F - P
F.L. SMIDTH - DK - P
SERC-RUTHERFORD APPLETON
LABORATORY - UK - P


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TORUS - 8080, December 1993


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