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Making existing production systems Industry 4.0-ready

Holistic approach to the integration of existing production systems in Industry 4.0 environments
 
: Schlechtendahl, Jan

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Production Engineering. Research and development 9 (2015), Nr.1, S.143-148
ISSN: 0944-6524
ISSN: 1863-7353
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Fraunhofer IPA ()
Cyber-Physische Systeme (CPS); Industrie 4.0; Cloud Technologie; Server; Fertigungssystem

Abstract
This paper presents an approach to how existing production systems that are not Industry 4.0-ready can be expanded to participate in an Industry 4.0 factory. Within this paper, a concept is presented how production systems can be discovered and included into an Industry 4.0 (I4.0) environment, even though they did not have I4.0-interfaces when they have been manufactured. The concept is based on a communication gateway and an information server. Besides the concept itself, this paper presents a validation that demonstrates applicability of the developed concept.

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