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1. (WO2018203886) PROCESS IMAGE WITHIN CONTROLLERS ENABLING VISIBILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF REAL WORLD OBJECTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/203886    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/030718
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G05B 19/418
G05B 19/042
Applicants: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Inventors: LUDWIG, Hartmut
GRUENEWALD, Thomas
ERSCH, Florian
Title: PROCESS IMAGE WITHIN CONTROLLERS ENABLING VISIBILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF REAL WORLD OBJECTS
Abstract:
A system for using digital twins to interact with physical objects in an automation system includes a plurality of controller devices, a process image backbone, and a registry comprising a plurality of digital twins. Each respective controller device comprises a volatile computer-readable storage medium comprising a process image area. The process image backbone provides the controllers with uniform access to the process image area of each controller. Each digital twin in the registry corresponds to a physical device controllable via one of the controllers devices via a corresponding process image area.