TITLE: Simulation and control of manufacturing processes applying Industry 4.0 in the CIM-B Kit
author(s): Pelegrino, J.V., Souza, C.M.P., Silva Jr, W.C. & Dantas, R.D.
ABSTRACT: Industry 4.0 is a technological revolution transforming how industries produce and manage manufacturing processes. In this context, this work proposes the study and updating of a didactic kit (CIM-B) that simulates and controls a manufacturing process (composed of PLC, pneumatic actuators, various discrete sensors, and a load cell), applying some of the concepts of Industry 4.0. To control the manufacturing process in CIM-B, a production control and monitoring dashboard will be developed using Node-RED and a read/write system via RFID tags inserted into each piece to be manufactured. These pieces will receive the registration of the processes to be executed according to the product selection defined in the dashboard and a database for real-time activity records. All integration and data exchange will be done via Node-RED, using the communication protocols Modbus and MQTT and the MySQL database. Four types of pieces (variations of the manufacturing process and type of material of the work) were used for simulation. As a result, it was possible to verify that the system integration can be done using Node-RED (which acted as the integrator of the various automation equipment used in the kit) and low-cost devices such as the ESP32 microcontroller and the MRC522 RFID reader/writer.
KEYWORDS: Industry 4.0; CIM-B kit; Node-RED; Database; RFID.