Infrastructure for an Integrated Industry 4.0 Life Cycle Spanning Design and Production Platform

Robert Mühlbacher, Robert Mühlbacher, Hans Göpfrich, Andràs Gàlffy


This paper proposes an infrastructure for the digitalisation and integration of tasks along the life cycle of a lotsize-1 product from specification to depollution. The proposal shows the integration of existing open source tools into a design and production infrastructure. Starting from the positioning of the approach within the RAMI 4.0 framework, additional abstraction layers are presented, which help to organize the life cycle process. Besides the layer conception a showcase implementation is presented, which provides a factory for the production of model airplanes. The prototype shows the life cycle of a product instance as it is specified down to the production and even further. The digital twin convoys the instance along its whole existence.


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