Title: Smart factory and education: an integrated automation concept

Authors: Marcus Kurth; Carsten Schleyer; Daniel Feuser

Addresses: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Applied Sciences, Constance, Germany ' Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Applied Sciences, Constance, Germany ' Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Applied Sciences, Constance, Germany

Abstract: The introduction of cyber physical systems into production companies is highly changing working conditions and processes as well as business models. In practice, a growing discrepancy between big and small respectively medium-sized companies can be observed. Bridging that gap, a university smart factory is introduced to give that companies a platform to trial, educate employees and access consultancy. Realising the smart factory a highly integrated, open and standardised automation concept is shown comprising single devices, production lines up to a higher automation system maintaining a community or business models.

Keywords: cyber physical systems; CPSs; smart factory; education; internet of things; data integration and visualisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCOM.2017.087949

International Journal of Service and Computing Oriented Manufacturing, 2017 Vol.3 No.1, pp.43 - 53

Available online: 08 Nov 2017 *

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