FZI Living Lab smartAutomation

Topics at the FZI Living Lab smartAutomation

  • Innovative automation architectures with intelligent sensors and actuators which make it possible to flexibly adapt production systems to changing demands
  • IT security in embedded systems, called “embedded security”: Within this area we research on solutions to protect the know-how of devices, software, hardware, and production data
  • Implementation of concepts for the security of the integrity and authentication of devices and users in the network
  • Development of a simulation and evaluation platform to investigate the effect of product and manufacturing equipment changes on the manufacturing and to investigate so-called “pro-active factories”
  • The real-time monitoring and semantic diagnosis of complex processes in automation systems and networks as well as corresponding reactions based on condition monitoring and complex event processing

We are an accredited Competence Center and Test Laboratory for the standardised PROFIBUS Basic and PROFIBUS PA communication technology.

Prototyp of a complex event processing algorithm for automatic control of production plants (Photograph: Markus Breig).
Component parts of the PROFIBUS network (Photograph: Markus Breig).
Presentation of the PROFIBUS plant by Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillenbrand.
Component parts of the PROFIBUS network (Photograph: Markus Breig).
Mobile robots for execution of manual tasks (in cooperation with the FZI Living Lab Service Robotics, Photograph: Markus Breig).
Multi tank plant, presented by Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillenbrand.
Component of the multi tank plant (Photograph: Markus Breig).
Component of the multi tank plant (Photograph: Markus Breig).
Devices of the PROFIBUS plant (Photograph: Markus Breig).