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Development of the Educational V-Factory system combining Virtual Reality

가상현실을 접목한 교육용 V-Factory 시스템 개발

  • Seo, Kyeong-Jun (Department of Mechanical&Automotive Engineering, Kongju National University) ;
  • Yun, Jung-Ho (PHOS Control Co., LTD.) ;
  • Nam, Ki-Seon (PHOS Control Co., LTD.) ;
  • Kim, Sung-Gaun (Department of Mechanical&Automotive Engineering, Kongju National University)
  • 서경준 (공주대학교 기계자동차공학부) ;
  • 윤정호 (포스컨트롤 주식회사) ;
  • 남기선 (포스컨트롤 주식회사) ;
  • 김성관 (공주대학교 기계자동차공학부)
  • Received : 2018.01.11
  • Accepted : 2018.04.06
  • Published : 2018.04.30

Abstract

In industries such as automobiles and semiconductors, a lot of components are produced using PLCs based on an automatic production system. Therefore, an educational platform is needed to provide training in the use of PLCs in the industrial sites. Conventional educational systems, in which PLCs are employed to control sensors and actuators, have been continuously developed. However, these systems present their circuits only in 2D on the screen, which makes it difficult to understand them during the learning process. To overcome these disadvantages, we propose an educational V-Factory system capable of providing PLC training using virtual reality. In addition, thousands of sensors and actuators can be controlled by the V-Factory system through the proposed virtual I/O driver. The motion of the automatic production system can be visualized using virtual reality.

Keywords

Education platform;PLC(Programmable Logic Controller);VR(Virtual Reality);V-Factory system;Virtual I/O driver

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 중소기업청

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