Automated Condition Monitoring (ACM) has become a necessity for complex modern day systems. The advent and ever increasing popularity of Internet has given a new dimension to ACM. Many Internet Based Condition Monitoring (IBCM) solutions have since been implemented. There are many types of Industrial Networks that are used in the industry to implement ACM. The protocols and information sent through these networks are very different from one another. Sharing information between industrial networks and presenting it for consolidated monitoring can be a daunting task. This paper describes a novel way for extracting sensor information from different industrial networks into a single standard format using Extensible Markup Language (XML). Implementation of the solution with an Industrial Network, Controller Area Network (CAN), is also shown. The results demonstrate that by using this approach communication between automated systems and mechatronic devices will become more integrated, more efficient and less complex.

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