Integrative simulation of information flows in manufacturing systems

Sebastian Thiede, Marc-André Filz, Bastian Thiede, Niels L. Martin, Jakob Zietsch, Christoph Herrmann

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Factories consist of different elements (e.g. machines) that are connected through material, energy and information flows. For material and energy flows, methods and tools to support their planning and operation are already available. In contrast to that, from manufacturing perspective there is a strong demand for augmenting support to consider information flows as well. This is of specific importance given the current developments in context of digitalization, with more complex and dynamic IT- architectures. Against this background, the paper presents an approach to simulate information flows (besides material/energy) in manufacturing systems which is also applied in a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-652
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event52nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2019 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 12 Jun 201914 Jun 2019
Conference number: 52


  • Simulation
  • Information flow
  • Cyber-physical production systems
  • Industrie 4.0
  • OPC


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