Smart Engineering for Smart Factories

The Digital Planning Chain for the Fully Networked Production

Acquire the basics of digitalized production and focus on the integration of modern information technologies into technical processes. You will be able to successfully implement engineering approaches and concepts. In addition, you'll get to know both the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and the potentials of "front loading."

Course Highlights

Machine-2-Machine-Communication / Human-Machine-Interfaces
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

  • 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.

Scientific Lead & Speakers
Module Overview


Study format:
Certificate Course
18.11. - 22.11.2019
5 days
Course fees:
3,200 €
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