Cyber-physical effects on the virtual commissioning architecture

DS 87-5 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 5: Design for X, Design to X, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Illmer, Benjamin; Kaspar, Jerome; Vielhaber, Michael
Series: ICED
Institution: 1: ZeMA - Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH, Germany; 2: Saarland University, Germany
Section: Design for X, Design to X
Page(s): 169-178
ISBN: 978-1-904670-93-3
ISSN: 2220-4342


In order to satisfy the growing customization desire and, thus, effecting an increasing product variability, future manufacturing systems have to be harmonized with new technologies such as cyber-physical systems. This leads to different actual challenges inside various technical working areas, for example, manufacturing and assembly. Beside the implementation of new technologies, developers are faced with the challenge to reduce the time-consuming commissioning of the manufacturing systems by using already established methods, such as the virtual commissioning, which provides the possibility to detect mechanical design errors and achieve a very high maturity level during the planning phase. The basis will set with the generation of a virtual manufacturing model, which can be used to visualize and validate the physical behavior of production systems in a very early phase of the production planning process. These planning strategies have to be set in a transferable method to enable the practical introduction of cyber-physical systems. Therefore, this publication gives an approach of the effects that cyber-physical systems have on the virtual commissioning architecture.

Keywords: Simulation, Virtual Engineering (VE), Systems Engineering (SE), Virtual Commissioning (VC), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)


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