One central aspect of Industry 4.0 is the integration of various components, services and machines to dynamic systems with large amounts of communication data. Instead of one monolithic system we have dynamic subsystems including physical components and virtual services.
The software system developed by TU Clausthal supports engineers in handling the complexity of production lines by visualizing the current state of a line and giving guidance in case of failures.
The system improves its recommendations by machine learning. The
communication between embedded and information system is specified by a specially designed communication model.