Closed-Loop-Engineering – Enabler for Swift Reconfiguration in Plant Engineering

Resource type
Conference
Author(s)
Janek Bender, Jana Deckers, Simon Fritz, Jivka Ovtcharova
Year
2019
Volume
Proceedings of the European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, 2019
Pages
138-144
Month
September
Book title
Proceedings of the European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, 2019
Organization
DIME University of Genoa, DIMEG University of Calabria
Abstract
Manufacturing industries face increasingly complex customer demands in terms of product customisation and delivery times. At the same time, batch sizes decline and production needs to adapt to flexible demands and highly configurable products. These circumstances pose significant challenges for both plant engineers and process planners. In this work, we explore a novel approach in order to establish a Closed Loop Engineering process chain for the Digital Factory by combining state of the art technologies from the fields of Production and Process Automation, Virtual Reality (VR), and Internet of Things (IoT). As a proof of concept, we developed a VR-demonstrator using the CONTACT Elements for IoT platform in conjunction with a web-based production process planner and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) written by the FZI in Java as well as the Unity game engine for real-time simulation in VR.
Online Sources
http://www.msc-les.org/proceedings/emss/2019/EMSS2019.pdf
Project
Clou – Closed Loop Engineering for Efficient Replanning in Plant and Mechanical Engineering
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Janek Bender