The Fraunhofer Innovation Platform is developing its Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) within the Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMP).
The FIP’s ‘Shop Floor’, called the Advanced Manufacturing Center, will comprise different machines and demonstrators, visible and available to companies from the Netherlands and abroad. Companies can experience the advantages of digitalisation, testing their innovation and digitalisation concepts in a realistic environment before applying them on their shop floors. We recognise a need to develop structured/organised connections between real and virtual assets, with links to data systems such as PLM, ERP, CAD, etc., where machines on the shop floor and remote machines can be connected. Understanding how this data can be helpful in decision-making will make a noticeable difference to your business, resulting in improved production capacity, reduced costs and effective production planning.
The main priorities of the AMC Testbed are in demonstrating how to connect machines and visualise operational information, creating effective usage of data. Since machines and IT architectures vary widely it is important to undertake a viability study to develop a general framework for connecting machines at their location or remotely.
We can develop “What-If” scenarios, running different machines in a digital environment based on real and simulated data to create “Personalised Virtual Dashboards”. These can help companies understand their systems better, allowing them to plan for the future.