This project will develop and demonstrate digital infrastructure for smart manufacturing, which integrates development and production information into a digital twin of the production system.
This double model reflects both planned and real production systems and supports decisions on assembly planning, based on the latest product configurations and on accurate information about production capacity. Ramp-up is facilitated through operators who learn based on feedback from the planned operation and are quickly able to adapt by comparing planned activities in the digital twin with the actual outcome. The challenge is to communicate data between IT systems used to develop the production system and IT systems for manufacture and follow-up.
A further challenge is to keep the digital twin up to date, based on feedback data from production. Scania’s existing factory will be digitalised to show the infrastructure, with implementation based on Scania’s existing portfolio of IT systems for design, preparation and production. The potential of integrated information will be demonstrated through smart applications that make use of integrated data. The presented implementation of infrastructure for integrated information will be based on a combination of a generic Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) communications hub and an architecture for cyberphysical systems (CPS). The project is expected to provide greater insight into the potential of smart manufacturing and digitalisation via an integrated information infrastructure.
Kungliga Tekniska högskolan