HANNOVER MESSE 2018,
23 - 27 April
The Korean Institute KETI and Fraunhofer IOSB have launched a project financed by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE). Based on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concepts, we are investigating integrated architectures and technologies for a web of distributed smart factories.The Smart Factory Web, an approved Testbed of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), aims to network a web of smart factories to improve order fulfillment by aligning capacity across production sites with flexible adaptation of production capabilities and sharing of resources, assets and inventory. The main usage scenario is accordingly 'order driven adaptive production'. Factory owners can flexibly adapt production processes and value chains to new customer requirements. The Smart Factory Web Testbed targets Korea's Manufacturing Innovation 3.0 and Germany's Industry 4.0 initiatives simultaneously. Both strategies involve adaptable factories that enable fully automated production capabilities and capacities in a highly modularized production facility that can be adapted and optimized on an order-by-order basis.The architecture of the Smart Factory Web applies the conceptual views and specifications of the IIC in its Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA). Model factories of KETI in Pangyo and Ansan (South Korea) and of IOSB in Karlsruhe and Lemgo in Germany are linked via the Smart Factory Web. The German model factories are also members of the Industrie 4.0 Labs Network and thus help to promote the alignment of the Reference Architecture Model (RAMI4.0) of Industrie 4.0 with IIRA. The standards AutomationML (IEC 62714) and OPC UA (IEC 62541), complemented by the companion Specification 'OPC Unified Architecture for AutomationML', play a key role. These standards in combination reduce the manual engineering effort required for production adaptation and exchange of information in factories.
Industrial Internet Consortium Pavilion
Industrie 4.0 requires a standardized language comprehensible by the various components of a production system and the production IT. To this end, Fraunhofer IOSB ...