Keynotes

A Pathway to Industrial Digitalisation

Robert Harrison
Warwick Manufacturing Group
University of Warwick

Monday 24th of July, 09:30 - Room T151

Abstract

This presentation provides a perspective on the provision of a pipeline to impact for industrial digitalisation at WMG, one of the UK’s seven Manufacturing Catapult Centres, which serve   as   catalysts   for   the   growth   and   success   of   UK   advanced   manufacturing.   Industrial digitalisation   is   part   of   the   UK   Government’s   new   Industrial   Strategy.   In   this   context   the Automation Systems Group at WMG is researching cyber-physical systems methods, tools, and technologies and addressing their application to production systems, typically via user-driven applications  engineering projects  in the  automotive and  other sectors. An initiative  of key importance has been the creation of digital manufacturing demonstrators at WMG in the form of a full-scale   automation   workbench   and   pilot   facilities   (e.g.,   for   battery   modules   and   electric machines) created and used collaboratively with industrial partners. The group is developing solutions and engineering strategies to support the entire lifecycle of production systems, from engineering to operation, maintenance, reconfiguration and reuse.

Keywords

Digitalisation, Industry 4.0, Lifecycle Engineering, Cyber-Physical Systems  

Short biography of the speaker

Robert Harrison is Head of the Automation Systems Group at WMG, University of Warwick, and was previously director of automation systems at Loughborough University. Prof Harrison collaborates very closely with industry. He is currently a member of the UK Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Leadership Group, which feeds government policy, and a member of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Large Scale Project team on Digital Manufacturing. He is the author of around 150 peer-reviewed international journal and conference papers. He has been an investigator on more than 30 European and UK research projects related to automation. As principal investigator, his current/recent research projects include the EPSRC KDCM (Knowledge Driven Configurable Manufacturing), IUK 3Deployment (Direct Digital Deployment), TSB AMReality (Augmented Manufacturing Reality), EU DIGIMAN and EU/IUK ARTEMIS Arrowhead. Current assembly applications engineering projects include IUK - Material and process development for low-cost fuel, IUK - Future Landing Gear, APC2 High Volume E-Machine for Automotive Electric Vehicles, and Automated Module-to-Pack Pilot Line for Industrial Innovation (AMPLiFII). Prof Harrison was previously a research fellow at the National University of Singapore, a Ford Motor Company research fellow, and the recipient of a Royal Academy of Engineering Global Research Award to study Technologies and Methods for the Lifecycle Engineering of Modular Reconfigurable Manufacturing Automation.

 


 

 

Digital Transformation at Honeywell

Roland Essmann
Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions

Tuesday 25th of July, 09:00 - Room T151

Abstract

Products become more complex and are built in more variants in a shorter time-to- market schedule than ever before. Efficient production in this environment needs seamless vertical and horizontal integration leveraging latest IIoT technology. Learning from architectures beyond manufacturing industry is key to fulfil the next Industrial (R)-Evolution.

Keywords

Vertical & horizontal Integration, standard interfaces, MES, OPC UA, IIoT, LEGO    

Short biography of the speaker

Mr. Essmann studied mechanics at the University of Applied Science in Osnabrueck, Germany. He joined Elster in 1995, starting as a test bench developer. Since 2012 he is member of the SAP ME Costumer Council taking an active part in future releases of SAP ME. In his current role as Head of PI he is responsible for the Industry 4.0 efforts in Osnabruck and works in co-operation on the global Connected Plant strategy of Honeywell.

 

 

 


 

 

Self-Organizing Systems – (R)Evolution in Logistics

Sören Kerner
Fraunhofer - Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik

Wednesday 26th of July, 09:00 - Room T151

Abstract

Currently logistics automations undergoes a paradigm shift in many fields of application, which result a variety of novel application of industrial informatics in logistics automation. Market dynamics demand higher flexibility, which is answered by a rising autonomy of components and systems. New kinds of communication technologies lead to the real world application of the internet  of  things.  Advantages  in  Data   Science  lead to  a  whole new  area  of   optimization possibilities and advances in Cognition lead to a paradigm shift in Human Machine Interaction. The keynote resolves pieces of the puzzle and draws a vison of self-organizing systems for future application.

Keywords 

System of Autonomous Systems, Logistics Automation, Internet of Things, Multi Agent Systems, Human Machine Interaction, Data Science 

Short biography of the speaker

Sören Kerner