Products

Smarteh (Slovenia/Tolmin)

The first Beremiz-based PLC from Smarteh was LPC-2.MC8.

MC8 implements an efficient bare metal C runtime, including TCP Modbus server, CANopen (with CanFestival) as well as simple HTTP server. LPC-Composer tool helps in assembling I/O modules from LPC2 catalog intuitively.

Now Smarteh has two lines of Beremiz-based PLC with several models in each line: LPC-2 and LPC-3.

LPC-2 line

LPC-2 line originally contained only LPC-2.MC8 Beremiz-based PLC was extended with LPC-2.MC9 CPU module, that offers improved performance, scalability and a wide range of new features within a single compact package.

Module is based on ARM architecture processor running GNU/Linux operating system (OS) and adds more computing power, more control and additional interface connection.

For more details visit www.smarteh.si.


LPC-3 line

Additionally to classical PLC CPU modules the line introduces Beremiz-based HMI controllers from Smarteh.


For more details visit www.smarteh.si.

Nucleron R&D LCC (Russia/Perm)

NUC-2xx
Nucleron has developed YAPLC platform which is a set of Beremiz extensions called YAPLC/IDE and a bare metal PLC runtime system called YAPLC/RTE. The company has a GitHub account where you can find the platform.

They also offer YAPLC based product line of four progammable relays (NUC-242, NUC-243, NUC-247, NUC-251) which may be programmed with a serial connection cable (NUC-246).


Nefteavtomatika (Russia/Ufa)

Argo (Russia/Ivanovo)

Development

Armadeus boards

Armadeus systems develops and produces low-cost CPU boards with embedded Linux combining small size with low energy consumption and extended connectivity.

Armadeus boards come with full Linux development environment using Buildroot. Xenomai has been tested on some armadeus-board with success. Beremiz is proposed as packages and can be integrated on boards.

If hard real time with very low latency are required, the on-board FPGA can be used.

Armadeus Project is also an active community with mailling-list, irc channel ( irc://irc.rezosup.org/#Armadeus) and wiki to help development.

www.armadeus.com

STM32Discovery boards

Nucleron's repositories on github (current maintainer Paul Beltyukov) have support for STM32Discovery boards.

    https://github.com/nucleron/YAPLC
    https://github.com/nucleron/RTE
    https://github.com/nucleron/IDE

Research

Beremiz related publications

Development of an information model for storing information about control systems hardware, and methods for integration this in Beremiz IDE

Author: David Rodionov
Supervisor: Nikonov A. N.
Year: 2016
Univercity: Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Report.pdf

Master thesis: research on Prototype Developing Environment for CNC System Based on IEC61131-3

Author: Song Lizhi (宋立志)
Supervisor: Zhou Huicheng (周会成)
Year: 2014
Univercity: Huazhong University of Science & Technology
Location: Wuhan, Hubei, China
Report

An open-source development environment for industrial automation with EtherCAT and PLCopen motion control

Authors: Ikhwan Kim, Taehyoun Kim, Minyoung Sung, Edouard Tisserant,
         Laurent Bessard, C. Choi
Year: 2013
Conference: Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (ETFA)
            IEEE 18th Conference 
Location: Cagliari, Italy 
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6648122/

An Open Source IEC 61131-3 Integrated Development Environment

Authors: Edouard Tisserant, Laurent Bessard, Mario de Sousa
Year: 2007
Conference: Industrial Informatics, 5th IEEE International Conference
Location: Vienna, Austria
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/4384753/

Master thesis: Automation of the Manufacturing Line Flexible DEEC

Beremiz used as maintool to automate manufacturing line.

Author: Daniel André da Silva Petim Batista
Supervisor: Professor Doutor Mário Jorge Rodrigues de Sousa
University of Porto, Portugal
http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~ee05042/FinalReport.pdf

Can we use Beremiz real-time engine for robot programmable logic controller?

Authors: S. Chu, E. Shin, S. Lee, K. Lee, K. Nam
Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, South Korea
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7378375/

Master thesis: Implementation of a software tool for development,

specification and verification of logic control programs
Author: Massoud Alahdini
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
http://publications.lib.chalmers.se/records/fulltext/126177.pdf

To build the above mentioned tool, PLCOpenEditor has been extended to support RAC and formal verification using Cadence SMV.

Programming embedded devices in IEC 61131-languages with industrial PLC tools using plcopen xml

Authors: Markus Simros, Stefan Theurich, Martin Wollschlaeger
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Paper is written for 10th Portuguese Conference on Automatic Control. They added java backend to matiec and reused plcopen algorithms from Beremiz.

Bachelor thesis: Translation of Sequential Function Charts to Transition Systems

Authors: Hauke Schaper
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Katoen, Prof. Dr. Epple
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
http://www-i2.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/index.php?type=download&pub_id=767

They used Beremiz as a tool to create/edit PLCopen schemes for verification tool.

Toward a Holistic Delay Analysis of EtherCAT Synchronized

Control Processes
Authors: Minyoung Sung, Ikhwan Kim, and Taehyoun Kim
University of Seoul, South Korea
http://univagora.ro/jour/index.php/ijccc/article/view/384

Implementation and Validation of EtherCAT Support in Integrated Development Environment for Synchronized Motion Control Application (Korean)

Authors: Jongbo Lee, Chaerin Kim, Ikhwan Kim, Youngdong Kim, Taehyoun Kim
University of Seoul, South Korea
http://www.koreascience.or.kr/article/ArticleFullRecord.jsp?cn=DHGGCI_2014_v38n2_211

Validation of IEC 61131-3 Programmable Logical Controllers in KeYmaera

Author: Yoan David Ribeiro
University of Minho, Portugal
http://mei.di.uminho.pt/sites/default/files/dissertacoes/eeum_di_dissertacao_pg25340.pdf

Another SFC validation is done using Beremiz. In this work annotation are placed in comments on SFC scheme.

Open Software Platform for Automation

Under a government-funded project, SSLab and RTES lab are cooperating with mechanical industry to enable an open software platform for automation:

  • "Synchronous control drive for the multi axial drive and the high power servo-motor" project funded by MKE, Korea
  • PC-based automation system using EtherCAT, an industrial real-time Ethernet standard.
  • Open source software incl. Linux/Xenomai, Beremiz, and Etherlab EtherCAT master.
  • Comformance with international standard: IEC 61131-3, CiA302, CiA402, and IEC 61158.
  • HTML5-based vector-graphics human interface.
  • Wireless HMI
  • Incorporation of computer vision (OpenCV) in automation.

Video shows the demonstration of SmartCart, an electric cart that has been developed using Beremiz for performance evaluation. It is equipped with two Maxon drives controlled via CANopen interface. Users are able to steer the cart using gyro in his Android phone.

Free Software for Six Degrees Of Freedom motion

Summer 2009

This video present a free software based machine made in collaboration with FESTO for LAAS.
LAAS is a French Scientific Research Lab involved in many scientific areas, mostly related computer and robotics.
For some computer vision experiments, this lab needed a positioning machine able to work within one cubic meter space with 6 degrees of freedom, and with 20ms time accuracy.
Motion control software had to be fully open so that researchers could have full control over positioning.
Realization involved six CANopen servo drives, and one industrial PC acting as a CANopen CNC, running real-time Linux, CanFestival and Beremiz.
As an input device for manual control mode, we used a wiimote.

http://www.canfestival.org
http://www.festo.com
http://www.laas.fr

Fun

The Open Source Coffee Machine

The Open Source Coffee Machine is a recycled coffee machine, controlled by a PC running Beremiz, and using some MicroMod CANopen I/O nodes from Peak-System. This machine have been prepared in collaboration with Peak-System for SCS-Paris-08 exhibition. It served Free coffees during 4 days on Peak-System's booth and have been donated to IUT of Saint-Dié-des-Vosges so that students can have fun practising automation.

http://www.peak-system.com

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