An Architecture for Computational Control of an Industrial Machine for Classifying Chestnuts

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Author list: Alvarez-Valera HH, Bolivar-Vilca E, Cervantes-Jilaja C, Cuadros-Zegarra EE, Barrios-Aranibar D, Patino-Escarcina RE
Publisher: IEEE
Publication year: 2015
Start page: 325
End page: 330
Number of pages: 6
ISBN: 978-1-4673-7129-2
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


Nowadays, the automation of industrial machines increase the productivity and efficiency of the mass production business. These machines are mainly composed of expensive electrical and mechanical modules to achieve companies production goals. However, many of these do not have information systems capable of providing the user relevant production data.In this work, the authors present an architecture for industrial automation machines of the chestnuts selection process, obtaining some features such as efficiency, effectiveness, high free configurability and low cost of maintenance and construction. This architecture is composed by three different modules: Mechanical components module, responsible of the physical parts management which interact directly with the products. Electrical components module, responsible for transferring data between the computational and mechanical layer through sensors and programs made. Finally, computational layer, responsible for two main tasks: process the necessary selection algorithms, sending the results to the electronic layer and run an information system, used to manage basic machine control operations, and generate the production data through the time.


Automation, Computer architecture, Information systems, Operating systems, Process control, Real-time systems, Sensors


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