RWTH Certificate Course Smart Engineering for Smart Factories
Successfully Using the Digital Value Chain
In parallel to classical topics of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), participants become acquainted with the potentials of "Front Loading". They learn the basics of digitized production and focus on the integration of modern information technologies into technical processes. They will be able to successfully implement (engineering) technical approaches and concepts independently.
▶ Machine-2-Machine-Communication / Human-Machine-Interfaces ▶ Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and Dashboards for Information Visualization ▶ Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for industrial robotics ▶ Workshop: Integrated, collaborative robots and PLM-based Robot Assembly ▶ Case Study: Optimization of an industry 4.0 production site
Group of Participants Engineers from the areas of mechanical engineering and/or electrical engineering
Motivation The Smart Factory networks and automates machines and plants to autonomously adapt production steps to each other. Product families with numerous variants and shorter and shorter product life cycles require efforts to be shifted to engineering development ("front loading"). With a continuously available planning chain, new product variants can be produced.
Methodology In five days of attendance, basic knowledge will be built on the basis of lectures and numerous practical examples and exercises. This is deepened by the practical implementation of a digital planning chain in the Smart Automation Lab of RWTH Aachen University.
Further information regarding the certificate course "Smart Engineering for Smart Factories"
On the first day of the course the following topics will be taught:
Introduction to Industry 4.0, Product Lifestyle Management (PLM) and Integrated Collaborative Robotics
On the second day of the course the following topics will be taught:
PLM-based Robot Assembly
New Control Paradigms for Future Production Systems
On the third day of the course the following topics will be taught:
Challenge of Consistent Information Flows: From Engineering to Production
Software Architectures and Development Processes
Data Modelling and Database Systems
Data Analytics for Industrial Production and Modern Manufacturing
On the fourth day of the course the following topics will be taught:
Introduction to Communication Networks in Modern Production Systems
From Intra-Device to Inter-Machine Communication using DDS
Modern Robotoics using Microservices in ROS
On the fifth day of the course the following topics will be taught:
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
Final discussion, exam and awarding of certificates
Institutes Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) & Chair of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering (IMA) of the RWTH Aachen
Scientific Lead Prof. Christian Brecher, Dr. Max Hoffmann