This paper seeks to describe why PLC's development tools can be used in the programming of C‐programmed microcontrollers, and an exhaustive methodology to compile Graphe Fonctionnel de Commande Etapes‐Transitions (GRAFCET) specifications into C‐code.
This paper introduces an exhaustive methodology to translate a given GRAFCET into an equivalent C‐code, valid for embedded systems' microcontrollers.
The main contribution of the paper is the presented methodology, which reduces specification and programming times, while enhancing flexibility, maintenance and reusability.
Although this theme is not new, this paper presents a novel approach, filling the final gap: implementation into industrial systems.
Bayó‐Puxan, O., Rafecas‐Sabaté, J., Gomis‐Bellmunt, O. and Bergas‐Jané, J. (2008), "A GRAFCET‐compiler methodology for C‐programmed microcontrollers", Assembly Automation, Vol. 28 No. 1, pp. 55-60. https://doi.org/10.1108/01445150810849019Download as .RIS
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