New IEC 61499 function block programming, safety, energy systems resources from ISA, O3neida

ISA and O3neida produced a new technical publication this month, after two others were released in December 2008. The publications cover function blocks; safety profiles for Ethernet; and modeling, control, and simulation for energy systems.

01/19/2009


Research Triangle Park, NC
“Real-Time Execution for IEC 61499” is written by Dr. Alois Zoitl of ACIN at the Technical University of Vienna, gives an analysis of dynamic reconfiguration and the execution behavior of IEC 61499, about function blocks.
“Safety Profiles for Real-Time Ethernet-Based Industrial Automation Networks,” introduces real-time communication systems and functional safety concepts, the methods and techniques necessary to achieve real-time communication and functional safety compliance within industrial production systems according to the IEC 61508, a safety standard. It is written primarily by Dr. Luca Ferrarini from Polimi in Italy.
Dr. Ferrarini is also primarily responsible for a January new book that contains 14 papers from more than 40 authors.
These volumes are the latest in a series of books on automation technologies that was first introduced last year when the first book of the series, a primer on the IEC 61499 standard by Dr. Valeriy Vyatkin, was published.
Founded in 1945, the ISA calls itself The Automation Federation .
O3neida is a network of networks that works to advance distributed industrial automation. ISA’s and O3neida’s partnership began in 2006 and currently, seven titles have been planned in this automation series.
Related reading

Easier control programming: ISA releases function block design resource

describes a
– Edited by Mark T. Hoske , editor in chief
Control Engineering News Desk
Register here .





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Learn how to create value with re-use; gain productivity with lean automation and connectivity, and optimize panel design and construction.
Go deep: Automation tackles offshore oil challenges; Ethernet advice; Wireless robotics; Product exclusives; Digital edition exclusives
Lost in the gray scale? How to get effective HMIs; Best practices: Integrate old and new wireless systems; Smart software, networks; Service provider certifications
Fixing PID: Part 2: Tweaking controller strategy; Machine safety networks; Salary survey and career advice; Smart I/O architecture; Product exclusives
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Look at the basics of industrial wireless technologies, wireless concepts, wireless standards, and wireless best practices with Daniel E. Capano of Diversified Technical Services Inc.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.