Towards information management support in testing and piloting of complex mechatronic systems: An industry case study

Authors Christian Salomon
Rudolf Ramler
Albert Mayrhofer
Gerhard Sperrer
Editors Felix Piazolo
Verena Geist
Lars Brehm
Rainer Schmidt
Title Towards information management support in testing and piloting of complex mechatronic systems: An industry case study
Booktitle Innovations in Enterprise Information Systems Management and Engineering - ERP Future 2016 - Research, Revised Papers
Type in book
Publisher Springer
Series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume 285
ISBN 978-3-319-58800-1
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-58801-8_6
Month Mayr
Year 2017
Pages 69-76
SCCH ID# 16093
Abstract

Engineering and testing of mechatronic systems is expected to be heavily impacted by Industry 4.0 and big data, which transform the classic hierarchical information model into decentralized, distributed services. However, it is not sufficient to collect and process big volumes of data in order to realize the expected benefits of Industry 4.0. Industry companies have to establish appropriate interfaces and integration strategies with their established engineering processes and the related information systems. In this paper we present our experiences and the enterprise system infrastructure we developed for test and piloting of complex mechatronic systems at a large engineering and manufacturing company. The implemented solution has become a backbone for systems engineering and is frequently used by various stakeholders. Furthermore, we describe how we extend the approach by integrating data from machinery in the field to ensure “end-to-end digital integration” that provides feedback for the construction and testing of new systems.