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Smart Factory - A Step towards the Next Generation of Manufacturing

  • Dominik Lucke
  • Carmen Constantinescu
  • Engelbert Westkämper

Abstract

The Stuttgart Model of adaptive, transformable and virtual factories, already implemented in German basic research performed at the Universität Stuttgart has been extended with a new perspective, the so-called “Smart Factory”. The Smart Factory approach is a new dimension of multi-scale manufacturing by using the state-of-the-art ubiquitous/pervasive computing technologies and tools. The Smart Factory represents a context-sensitive manufacturing environment that can handle turbulences in real-time production using decentralized information and communication structures for an optimum management of production processes. This paper presents our research steps and future work in giving reality to the envisioned Smart Factory at the Universität Stuttgart.

Keywords

Smart Factory Real-time Factory Ubiquitous computing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominik Lucke
    • 1
  • Carmen Constantinescu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Engelbert Westkämper
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Industrielle Fertigung und FabrikbetriebIFF - Universität StuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und AutomatisierungIPA - StuttgartGermany

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