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Industrie 4.0 – technological approaches, use cases, and implementation

Industrie 4.0 – Technologische Ansätze, Anwendungsfälle und Implementierung
Reiner Anderl

Abstract

Industrie 4.0 aims at improving value chains and value-added networks in industry. Technologically the approach is based on the introduction of cyber-physical systems. Their capabilities form the basis for smart systems. This paper presents technological approaches for Industrie 4.0 and introduces use cases as a specification technique for application scenarios. A demonstrator for additive manufacturing is presented. Lessons learnd from this demonstrator have led to the definition of capabilities for vertical and horizontal integration within Industrie 4.0.

Zusammenfassung

Industrie 4.0 zielt auf die Optimierung von Wertschöpfungsketten und Wertschöpfungsnetzwerken über den Lebenszyklus von Produkten. Der technische Ansatz sieht sogenannte cyber-physische Systeme vor, welche die Entwicklung von smarten Systemen ermöglichen. In diesem Beitrag werden technologische Grundlagen und sogenannte Anwendungsfälle beschrieben sowie in ein Beispiel, einer Anlage zur additiven Fertigung, eingeführt. Ausgehend von Erfahrungen mit diesem Beispiel werden Befähigungen für die vertikale und horizontale Integration der Anlage zum additiven Fertigen innerhalb von Industrie 4.0 definiert.

Acknowledgement

The author wants to thank the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development (HMWEVL) for funding the project “Efficient Factory 4.0”. The fund is granted under the operational program for the funding of regional competitiveness and employment in Hessen and uses European Union funding for regional development (EFRE).

Furthermore, the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts is acknowledged for funding research work within the LOEWE-Center CASED.

Last not least many thanks to the Federal Ministry for Education and Research for funding the joint research project SmartF-IT.

Received: 2015-3-11
Accepted: 2015-6-16
Published Online: 2015-10-14
Published in Print: 2015-10-28

©2015 Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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