Design and Instantiation of a modular system architecture pattern

Dominic Gorecky, Stephan Weyer, André Hennecke, Detlef Zühlke

In: Proceedings of 12th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS 2016). IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS-16) December 5-7 Austin United States IFAC 2016.


This white paper describes a system architecture modular production plants in the discrete, loosely connected flow production. The system architecture serves as solution pattern for the conception of modern production plants, which are characterized by mechatronic changeability, individualized mass production and internal and external networking. The system architecture is complemented by a set of cross-manufacturer specifications on mechanical, electromechanical and information technology-related aspects, which were developed, applied and demonstrated by means of the example of the pilot plant of the SmartFactoryKL.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence