Virtual Engineering

Simplifying Simulation Scenario Design and Execution: A Guide to Creating and Configuring FERAL Simulation Scenarios with YAML

Introduction Creating and configuring simulation scenarios is effort-intensive and time-consuming, mainly because each scenario requires a unique set of configurations, parameters, and settings, making the procedure time-consuming and error-prone. This complexity not only reduces productivity but also increases the learning…

Integrating Systems of Record (SOR) into the Asset Administration Shell (AAS) Dataspace: Bridging the Gap by Leveraging Submodel-based Interface Descriptions (Part 1)

A core technology in realizing Industry 4.0 is the Asset Administration Shell (AAS) as an implementation of the Digital Twin. The AAS enables interoperable data-sharing in a company as well as within a network of companies, creating an AAS dataspace….

Energieoptimierte Produktion mit Digitalen Zwillingen

Das produzierende Gewerbe ist einer der größten Verursacher von CO₂-Emissionen und steht für ca. 31 % des Primärenergiebedarfs. In der industriellen Fertigung könnten bei einer beschleunigten Digitalisierung bis zu 12,7 Millionen Tonnen CO2 eingespart werden[1]. Genau mit dieser Aufgabenstellung befasst…

Integrated Process Planning and Scheduling for Service-based Production with Deep Reinforcement Learning (Part 1)

Current industrial production scheduling approaches assume that process planning is performed before scheduling and that process plans are fully or at least partially available before scheduling starts. However, this is not the case in service-based production [5]. Service-based production provides…

Utilizing the Asset Administration Shell to Make the Process Industry Changeable

The process industry is characterized by closed systems that cannot be inferred easily from the outside, enormous process durations, and long ramp-up and ramp-down times. As a result, changes to process plants are even more costly than in discrete manufacturing….

Integrating Digital Twins with MATLAB/Simulink by using BaSyx

Integrating Digital Twins with an existing modeling and simulation workflow is a complex task. With our custom MATLAB/Simulink library, our experts from Fraunhofer IESE make it possible to take advantage of the capabilities of BaSyx within any MATLAB/Simulink model, improving…

Measuring the Performance Efficiency of Eclipse BaSyx

Industrie 4.0 (I4.0) is about end-to-end digitalization between IT (information technology) and OT (operation technology), i.e., the shopfloor. For example, the production of small lot sizes requires the ability to efficiently change production. Modern approaches, such as service-oriented manufacturing and…

Device-Integration mit BaSyx

Device-Integration mit Verwaltungsschalen und Eclipse BaSyx einfach machen

Digitale Zwillinge sind eine Schlüsseltechnologie zur Zielerreichung von Industrie 4.0. Sie dienen als vereinheitlichte virtuelle Repräsentation von Assets wie Geräten, Produkten oder Sensoren und deren Eigenschaften. Die Nutzung von Konzepten wie der Verwaltungsschale (kurz: VWS) ermöglicht die Schaffung einer standardisierten…

Virtual Continuous Testing – New Horizons for Modern Software-based Systems Development

Over the course of time, the indispensability of information and communications technology as an integral part of modern software-based systems has also given rise to the demand for more sophisticated development approaches. Among those, the established V-Model and its novel…

Digitale Finanzierungsmodelle für Industrie 4.0 (DFI4.0)

Um in der digitalen Transformation mitzuhalten, müssen Produktionsunternehmen Maschinen und Anlagen auf aktuellem Stand der Technik halten. Der Nutzen liegt in flexibler, wandelbarer und transparenter Produktion. Dafür sind zum Teil erhebliche Finanzmittel erforderlich. Die Deckung dieser dringenden Finanzierungsbedarfe wird derzeit…