Implementation of digital twin and real production system to address actual and future challenges in assembly technology

  • Increasing volatility in manufacturing and rising sustainability requirements demand more efficient processes in production, especially in employee qualification and engineering during development and on-site adjustments before and after the start of production. One possible solution is using digital twins for virtual commissioning, which can speed up engineering processes, qualify employees, and save valuable resources. To solve these challenges, it is necessary to identify promising approaches for using the digital twin and virtual commissioning. Furthermore, creating an environment where these approaches can be optimally explored is essential. This paper presents promising research approaches and demonstrates the development of an assembly process and a production system with a digital twin designed to explore these aspects. The presented system is an interlinked production system for assembling an actual industrial product. It includes different levels of human–robot interaction and automation, which can be implemented virtually in the digital twin.

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Author:Lukas ChristORCiDGND, Elias MillochGND, Marius BoshoffORCiDGND, Alfred HypkiGND, Bernd KuhlenkötterORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Automation
Place of publication:Basel
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2024/03/19
Date of first Publication:2023/11/29
Publishing Institution:Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsbibliothek
Tag:Open Access Fonds
digital twin; hybrid assembly; practical research; production system; virtual commissioning
First Page:345
Last Page:358
Article Processing Charge funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Open Access Publication Fund of Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
Institutes/Facilities:Lehrstuhl für Produktionssysteme
Dewey Decimal Classification:Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / Ingenieurwissenschaften, Maschinenbau
open_access (DINI-Set):open_access
faculties:Fakultät für Maschinenbau
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY 4.0 - Attribution 4.0 International