The implementation of Industry 4.0 presents companies with major challenges.
For example, existing systems such as ERP or PLM contain valuable data assets, but are not easy to integrate with the new Industry 4.0 concepts such as the digital twin. In addition, there are many interactions between existing systems, creating a web of dependencies that is difficult to break. As a result, Industry 4.0 can only be successfully implemented with a structured migration path that minimizes risks by avoiding a big-bang migration.
As a further challenge, for many applications such as condition monitoring, live data from the store floor must be integrated with the world of digital twins. A variety of protocols and data formats must be considered.
Which approaches to these issues are particularly promising? What open-source tools are available to help address these challenges? Eclipse BaSyx is exactly such tool that offers easy-to-use components. These can be customized via simple configurations - and without any programming knowledge. In addition, Eclipse BaSyx offers an easy-to-use implementation of the digital twin in the form of the Asset Administration Shell compliant with the work of the Plattform Industrie 4.0.
The presentation uses concrete examples derived from over 15 Industry 4.0 application projects to show how the core challenges of pre-existing and live data integration of many Industry 4.0 use cases can be easily solved. It shows approaches that have established themselves as best practices in the projects and illustrates the contribution that open source tools such as Eclipse BaSyx can make to implementation.