Digitalized and Harmonized Industrial Production Systems: The PERFoRM Approach, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Digitalized and Harmonized Industrial Production Systems

The PERFoRM Approach, 1st Edition

Edited by Armando Walter Colombo, Michael Gepp, Jose Barata, Paulo Leitao, Jose Barbosa, Jeffrey Wermann

CRC Press

376 pages | 132 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367206611
pub: 2019-11-06
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On the one side, Industrial competitiveness today means shorter product lifecycles, increased product variety, shorter time‐to‐market and customized tangible products and services. To face these challenges, the manufacturing industry is forced to move from traditional management, control and automation approaches towards industrial cyber-physical systems.

On the other side, several emergent engineering approaches and related Information‐Communication‐Control‐Technologies, such as Multi‐Agent-Systems, Service‐oriented Architecture, Plug‐and‐Produce systems, Cloud and Fog technologies, Big Data and Analytics, among others, have been researched during the last years. The confluence of those results with the latest developments in Industrial Digitalization, Systems‐of‐Cyber-Physical-Systems Engineering, Internet‐of‐Things, Internet‐of‐Services and Industry 4.0 is opening a new broad spectrum of innovation possibilities.

The PERFoRM (Production-harmonizEd-Reconfiguration of Flexible Robots and Machinery) approach is one of them. It teaches the reader what means that production machines and systems are digitalized and migrated into Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems and what happens when they are networked and start collaborating with each other and with the human, using the internet?

After a Technology Trend Screening and beyond a comprehensive State-of-the-Art analysis about Industrial Digitalization and Industry 4.0-compliant solutions, the book introduces methods, architectures, and technologies applicable in real industrial use cases, explained for a broad audience of researchers, practitioners and industrialists.

Table of Contents

  1. PERFoRM Approach: Industrial context and vision
    1. Introduction
    2. Industrial automation current approaches
    3. PERFoRM ambitions
    4. PERFoRM approach
    5. Conclusions

  2. Technologies and Standards
    1. Technologies
    2. Standardization
    3. Conclusion

  3. PERFoRM System Architecture
    1. Introduction
    2. Overview about Building Blocks of the Architecture
    3. Positioning the System Architecture within Industrie 4.0
    4. Conclusion

  4. Architectural Elements: PERFoRM Data Model
    1. Introduction
    2. Definition
    3. Role within PERFoRM
    4. Implementation Details
    5. Example
    6. Conclusion

  5. Architectural elements: Technology Adaptors
    1. Introduction
    2. Definition
    3. Role within PERFoRM
    4. Overview about the implemented adaptors
    5. Examples
    6. Conclusion

  6. Architectural elements: Middleware
    1. Introduction
    2. Role of the Middleware
    3. Functional requirements for the Middleware specification
    4. Middleware Design
    5. Apache ServiceMix
    6. Middleware Implementation
    7. Conclusion

  7. PERFoRM Methods and Tools
    1. Introduction
    2. Material Flow Simulation
    3. Data Analytics
    4. Visualisation
    5. Planning Logic
    6. Conclusion

  8. Migration strategy towards innovative, digitalized and harmonized production systems
    1. Introduction
    2. State of the art
    3. The PERFoRM Migration approach
    4. Conclusions

  9. Test Beds
    1. Overview of Test Beds and their use within PERFoRM
    2. Whirlpool use case objective and architecture
    3. GKN Use case objective and architecture
    4. Integration tests in a virtual test environment for the Siemens Use-Case
    5. Conclusion

  10. Use Case: Compressors
    1. Introduction
    2. Motivation
    3. Implementation Architecture
    4. PERFoRM-compliant components applied in the use case
    5. Conclusion

  11. Use Case: White Goods
    1. Introduction
    2. PERFoRM Architecture
    3. Simulation tool
    4. Reconfigurable Cobot
    5. Human Impact
    6. Business Impact
    7. Conclusion

  12. Use Case: Electric Vehicles
    1. Introduction
    2. IFEVS Use Case
    3. Vision
    4. Aims
    5. Microfactory layout
    6. Factory System Architecture
    7. Production planning
    8. Conclusion

  13. Use Case: Micro Flow Cells
    1. Introduction
    2. Scenarios and work processes for the "Micro-flow cell" concept
    3. Technical requirements and specifications
    4. Implementation of Micro-Flow cell concept
    5. Conclusion

  14. PERFoRM Approach: Lessons learned and new challenges
    1. Introduction
    2. The PERFoRM Approach: Vision and goal
    3. Key challenges on the way to PERFoRM-compliant Systems
    4. PERFoRM Approach: Key features and innovative solutions
    5. New challenges and research and innovation opportunities
    6. Final consideration

About the Editors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armando Walter Colombo (Fellow IEEE) joined the Department of Electrotechnical and Industrial Informatics at the University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer, Germany, became Full Professor in August 2010 and Director of the Institute for Industrial Informatics, Automation and Robotics (I2AR) in 2012. He worked during the last 17 years as Manager for Collaborative Projects and also as Edison Level 2 Group Senior Expert at Schneider Electric, Industrial Business Unit.

Dr. Michael Gepp is working as a technical consultant at Siemens Corporate Technology, Research Group on Systems Engineering – Engineering Methods and Tools.

Jose Barata Oliveira is a professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the New University of Lisbon and a senior researcher of the UNINOVA Institute.

Paulo Leitão is a professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal.

Jose Barbosa is a senior researcher at Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal. He is also an invited professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança.

Jeffrey Wermann a scientific assistant and a member of the institute for Industrial Informatics, Automation and Robotics (I²AR). Mr. Wermann is also performing graduated and post-graduated teaching activities as Invited Lecturer in the courses of the Master on Industrial Informatics, specialization "Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems" of the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer in Germany.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Operating Systems / General
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering