Smart Safety Requirements for Digital Machine Representation 2020 (09/2020)
Working Group 2 “Connect & Control” (formerly, WG 1 “Smart Infrastructure”) at SmartFactoryKL is focused on the subject of safety at modular, Industrie 4.0 production plants. The digital representation of machines requires specific safety content for a practical implementation of a simplified, partially or fully automated, machine safety assessment. From a safety perspective, the required content for a digital machine representation should be standardized under a concept based on simple interchangeable machine modules or, a ”Plug & Produce” production plant. Furthermore, the need for standard safety semantics is also recognized. Both of these standardization requirements are necessary to ensure the feasibility of “Plug & Produce” as well as to realize “dynamic machine safety” and the associated increase in efficiency and productivity
Smart Safety – Safety in Modular Production Processes
The SmartFactoryKL Working Group 1 “Smart Infrastructure” addresses the topic of safety in modular Industrie 4.0 production plants. Expanding on the improvements of the Whitepaper for the Hannover Messe 2018, the existing concept of safety inspection of module machines is upgraded by several levels. The goal is to define and use application-dependent certified software to demonstrate how the complexity of linked interfaces can be reduced to manageable levels.
Safety on modular
Working group 1 “Smart Infrastructure“ of SmartFactoryKL deals with the topic of safety in modular industry 4.0 production facilities. The aim is a plant structure that enables flexibility and changeability, e.g. through modularisation. Intrinsically safe modules are equipped with conventional, functional safety. However, there are still dependencies between the modules. A new safety architecture is required in modular systems that also support unknown modules.
Exemplary transfer of the “RAMI 4.0 Verwaltungsschale” on the SmartFactoryKL system architecture for Industrie 4.0 production plants (04/2017)
The Digital Factory Working Group is creating a digital representation derived from the Industrie 4.0 production plant found in the SmartFactoryKL system architecture. SmartFactoryKL specifically references the so called “administration shell” of the Plattform Industrie 4.0. On the basis of existing standards with relevant objects and instance data from the engineering process, very diverse objects including the manufacturer-independent production modules are provided, enriched, managed, and used in concrete applications, for example, in the (re-) engineering of scalable production.
SmartFactoryKL-System Architecture for Industrie 4.0 Production Plants (04/2018)
The system architecture for the Industrie 4.0 production plant (I4.0 plant) serves as a model technology solution that assists users in making customized products and provides long-term flexibility at discrete, automated assembly production facilities. The system architecture specifies interfaces and describes, from a mechanical, electrical and information systems point of view, an approach to the modularization of I4.0 systems that makes vendor-independent implementation possible. The system architecture enhances the findings of the previous white paper by exploring new areas and expanding on others such as the role of logistics and modularization within the production module. The practical implementation has been successfully tested by SmartFactoryKL and its partners.
SmartFactoryKL-System Architecture for Industrie 4.0 Production Plants (04/2016)
This white paper describes a system architecture for Industrie 4.0 production plants in the discrete, loosely connected flow production. The system architecture serves as a solution pattern for the conception of modern production plants, which are characterized by mechatronic changeability, individualized mass production, and internal and external networking. The system architecture is complemented by a set of cross-manufacturer specifications on mechanical, electromechanical and information technology-related aspects, which were developed, applied and demonstrated by means of the example of the pilot plant of the SmartFactoryKL. In conclusion, the system architecture is classified in the Reference architecture model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0) of the Platform Industrie 4.0.