Digital Factory Model II


This deliverable presents the results of Task 3.2 Integrated Digital Factory Models and it is the second and final version of D3.2 Digital Factory Model I (M15). It aims to describe and analyse the implemented COMPOSITION Digital Factory Model (DFM).

More precisely, in this report both the implemented DFM schema and the developed DFM Web API are described. The DFM design and the work has done in Task 3.2 is driven by COMPOSITION project use cases, requirements and WP3-Manufacturing Modelling and Simulation activities. Information related to manufacturing systems, available factory processes, factory resources and real time events from the analytics tools should be available to many COMPOSITION components.

Unfortunately, the previous mentioned information is acquired from various heterogeneous sources in the factory. In order to be understandable from all project’s components they should be in a common format. A model can be used to capture and represent information from the factory in a common format available to all related components. The Digital Factory Model are used as the aforementioned model. DFM will provide the digitalization of industrial aspects as a common model of information elements.

The DFM schema is used as the common format for information exchange between the IIMS components. During the design phase of COMPOSITION DFM, the knowledge gained at SatisFactory EU Project (SatisFactory, 2015) was adopted and extended. As both projects are related to manufacturing domain and the representation of manufacturing resources many standards were used at Common Interface Data Exchange Model from Satisfactory were used also at COMPOSITION’s DFM.  Besides that, other standards and structures were incorporated at DFM in order to cover this project’s requirements.

This document provides a thorough analysis of the Digital Factory Model. Besides purpose, context, and scope the first part of this document is devoted to the, content and structure of this deliverable. The next parts describe both the well-known standards were analysed and some of them used in DFM’s design and implementation. Besides the DFM schema and structure, a DFM API is also developed and presented in this document. It offers a wide variety of web services related to storing/retrieving data to/from a common database in a format validate against DFM schema. This report describes the work has done from M3 (Task 3.2 starts) to M26 (date of this deliverable) and represents almost the final outcome of this task that ends at M28.


    During  the  first  stages  of  the  Task  3.2  a  thoroughanalysis  of the existing  well-known  standards  related  to manufacturing, sensors, buildings and process modellinghas been conducted. Chapter 5 in this deliverable describes in short the results of this analysis by presenting the standards which selected as the best candidates to be used in DFM schema’s implementation. Many of them finally were selected for the DFM design.  Before introducing thestate of the art review, worthy of mention are languages and formats used by existing standards of Digital Factory modelling.

Ecosystem for Collaborative Manufacturing Processes _ Intra- and Interfactory Integration and Automation
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