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.

Course Contents

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

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.

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.

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Study format:
Certificate Course
18.11. - 22.11.2019
5 days
Course fees:
3.200 €

incl. lunch, course documents & accompanying program, excl. accommodation / arrival & departure

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We are also happy to offer this course individually tailored to your company needs. Ask for your Inhouse Program offer now!

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(v. l. n. r. Maria Panagiotidou, Sonja Kaufmann, Jael Schröder, Kim Schönberg) (FLTR Maria Panagiotidou, Sonja Kaufmann,
Jael Schröder, Kim Schönberg)


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