OPTIMUM supports innovative concepts for engineering, commissioning, control and supervision of Smart Manufacturing and Material Handling. It is in line with European, National and International initiatives towards digital manufacturing, closely related to on-going activities in working groups around the German initiative Industry 4.0.
The main goals of the project:
Replacing centralized control of manufacturing and material handling components by intelligent components based on distributed control software,
Enhancing control SW of material handling components with context/location awareness,
Replacement of HW diversity by SW modularity,
Design of an open platform supporting interoperability with third-party control and application software,
Increasing safety, performance and flexibility based on context/location awareness and secure communication between distributed control modules,
3D-based engineering, virtual commissioning and supervision based on common models.
Some Project KPIs:
Development and implementation of a distributed control platform in n-machines
Implementation of indoor localization of machines and operators
Implementation of innovative assist-functions
Cybersecurity features considered for system design according to IEC62443 and IEC61499
3D-based engineering of crane applications for sales use case