In Committee Work

Cooperation in the project group Production Lifecycle Information Management (PLIM)



his project group examines real business cases on the basis of processes in the companies and demonstrators. In this way, an overarching picture of real and additionally required information can be worked out from different workflows. The project group is also investigating the use of standards such as STEP, JT, Automation ML and OPC UA, as well as proprietary data formats where appropriate.

Milestones 2019

The prepared presentation of the use cases and goals of the project group were published in the prostep ivip whitepaper “Production Lifecycle Information Management” in early 2019 and presented at the symposium. The use case of dynamic capacity planning and impact analysis was detailed and validated in the application company and a first test suite for future interfaces was developed. The use case of a continuous virtual commissioning for automated manufacturing equipment was recorded in the interview and analyzed with respect to the information objects used. These two use cases with the recorded process steps and information objects represent a first step into the specification of an information layer.

Prospects 2020

The further recording of the required information objects with references and their uses in the processes will be advanced in 2020. This will also be evaluated at the user companies. In parallel, a reference PPR model will be created with the Mars Rover example model to validate the use of linked data in production planning, also in data exchange with partners. The results are then to be published in a paper.

In addition to PDTec AG, the project partners are: Audi, AutomationML e.V., Fraunhofer IPK, IPS (TU Dortmund), PROSTEP AG, VDA, VDMA, ZF Friedrichshafen.

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