A Research Setup Demonstrating Flexible Industry 4.0 Production

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Abstract

The recent Industry 4.0 (I4.0) initiative has a heavy focus on enabling flexible production, such that production systems can react dynamically and cost-effectively to respond to market needs. For this reason, we need demonstration facilities to advance research within the I4.0 production and promote advanced production processes for industries. This paper aims to introduce a setup that we have developed for our University's I4.0 Laboratory (I4.0 lab) that enables advanced and flexible experiments in terms of use-cases for advanced production processes and experiments with both robotics and automated production solutions and software. The presented work is part of a more extensive constructive research process and our experience with setting up an advanced cell-based production line. The contribution of the paper is 1) the analysis of requirements for an I4.0 research platform, 2) a model for an I4.0 laboratory, 3) the application of the constructive research method to the I4.0 laboratory, 4) a proposal for a concrete research setup, and 5) outlining further research questions, experiments, and projects that can be based on the setup.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 International Symposium ELMAR
EditorsMario Mustra, Josip Vukovic, Branka Zovko-Cihlar
PublisherIEEE
Publication date13. Sep 2021
Pages143-150
ISBN (Print)9781665444361
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-4437-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13. Sep 2021
Event63rd International Symposium ELMAR, ELMAR 2021 - Zadar, Croatia
Duration: 13. Sep 202115. Sep 2021

Conference

Conference63rd International Symposium ELMAR, ELMAR 2021
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityZadar
Period13/09/202115/09/2021
SponsorCroatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM), Croatian Telecom Inc., et al., Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia, OIV � Digital Signals and Networks
SeriesProceedings Elmar - International Symposium Electronics in Marine
Volume2021-September
ISSN1334-2630

Keywords

  • Collaborative Robotic and Automated Solutions
  • Flexible Production
  • Industry 4.0
  • Research Experiments
  • University Industry 4.0 Laboratory

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