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Smart factories - manufacturing environments and systems of the future

 
: Westkämper, E.; Jendoubi, L.

Bley, H. ; Universität des Saarlandes, Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnik:
Progress in Virtual Manufacturing Systems : Proceedings. 36th CIRP International Seminar on Manufacturing Systems, June 03-05, 2003, Saarbrücken, Germany
Saarbrücken: Univ. des Saarlandes, 2003 (Schriftenreihe Produktionstechnik 29)
ISBN: 3-930429-58-6
pp.13-16
International Seminar on Manufacturing Systems <36, 2003, Saarbrücken>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IPA ()
future manufacturing; Smart System; wireless technology; communication; ubiquitous computing; Fertigungsumgebung; Fertigungssystem

Abstract
In basic research projects the Stuttgart model of adaptive, changeable and virtual enterprises has been formulated. Regarding to this model a new perspective with the usage of ubiquitous computing is discussed, which allows the collection and distribution of information and knowledge at all places of work in manufacturing. The approach is a dynamic system that manages production fluctuations usingdecentralised communication and information support. Using a meta-model of the smart factory location, sensor integration and communication structures are developed. This provides a decentralized system, which uses intelligent manufacturing equipment in order to accomplish a highly flexible production. As a result a minimum in complexity, costs and time consumption is created. In this paper, the potential and architecture of smart factories based on wireless communication and location technologies will be presented with a focus on management of mobile objects in the production environment.

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