WP6: Manufacturing execution system enhancement for fast ramp-up and flexible production
This work package will realize the embedding of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) in the I-RAMP³ approach. This will be done by the implementation of intelligent software components for gathering and analysis of production data for the NETDEVs, by the implementation of a rule-based expert system for workflows as well as by interfacing existing commercial MES.
In I-RAMP³ a new integrating approach for collection, matching, weighting and combination of the different “ingredients for knowledge creation” shall provide a new quality in flexibility and an increase of efficiency. An approach will be developed that allows for collecting the different resources of knowledge in a highly flexible manner as well as to assess and validate knowledge, and subsequently draw conclusions on possible required reactions on it. Such reactions might be re-organization of production flow, introduction of new devices/NETDEVs, maintaining of equipment, etc.
From the technological point of view this work package is dedicated to the development of building blocks and the set-up of an integrated intelligent manufacturing support system.
The objectives for this work package are:
- To develop an integrated, modular and adaptive approach allowing a flexible customization of the intelligent workflow system
- To develop/ adapt the key components of the workflow system (Process Analyzer, Workflow Optimizer)
Partner Critical Manufacturing will lead this work package with the support of Harms&Wende, AWL, Fraunhofer IPA, GAMAX, Technax, University of Applied Science Karlsruhe, and Faculty of Engineering at Porto University.
Recent developments and results will be presented here soon.