PLC Email and Paging System

Lieberman, Mark
Schrieber, Matthew
Murray, Douglas
Arora, Rahul
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This paper proposes a PLC driven email and paging notification system which can be integrated directly into an existing DH+ and Ethernet network at the Linamar CAMTAC facility. The purpose of the system is to reduce downtime when assembly line problems occur. Through simple ladder logic code, a message is sent from the DH+ network to Ethernet and arrives at middleware on a server. The server middleware intercepts messages and directs them to a WaveWare EMS server or email server depending on the message. The design was tested by simulation in the University of Guelph digital lab and partially tested at the Linamar CAMTAC facility. The design emphasizes reliability and implementation with no additional infrastructure costs.

Created in fulfillment of the course requirements for ENGG*3100 Engineering and Design III. This course combines the knowledge gained in the advanced engineering and basic science courses with the design skills taught in ENGG*1100 and ENGG*2100 in solving open-ended problems. These problems are related to the student's major. Additional design tools are presented, including model simulation, sensitivity analysis, linear programming, knowledge-based systems and computer programming. Complementing these tools are discussions on writing and public speaking techniques, codes, safety issues, environmental assessment and professional management. These topics are taught with the consideration of available resources and cost.
PLC, Rockwell Automation, network, bridge, email, page