Special application for engineers

The goal of the project “eApps4Production” is to interlink manufacturing data intelligently and allow it to be accessed via a secure cloud platform. To do this, available machine tools are converted into cyber-physical production systems (CPPS) and made cloud-capable.

Process data, operating data, resource data, planning data and other context information are processed in the secure cloud platform “Virtual Fort Knox” by granular services and made available to engineers. These then use configurable apps (engineering apps – “eApps”) to model and analyze the data as required, as well as initiate processes, e.g. for planning maintenance jobs, process optimizations or the immediate recognition of critical operating states.

The research and development project “eApps4Production” is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the concept “Research for the Production of Tomorrow”, Grant No. 02PJ2560, and managed by the project’s sponsor in Karlsruhe (PTKA). The author takes full responsibility for the content of this article.