Petri net based PLC stage programming for discrete-event control design

Shih Sen Peng, Meng Chu Zhou

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Petri nets have been extensively applied for specification, design, verification, performance evaluation, and simulation of the DECS. A real-time Petri net is a further improvement over timed Petri net. It is aimed for both control and simulation of the system under study. This paper proposes to use a real-time Petri net to represent the stage programming of a programmable logic controller for a discrete-event control system. An illustrated example is used to explore the Petri net-based PLC stage programming methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2706-2710
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


  • Discrete-event control system
  • Ladder logic diagram
  • Petri nets
  • Programmable logic controller
  • Real-time petri nets
  • Stage programming


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