The combination of physical machines and a suitable simulation environment enables the demonstration and evaluation of various applications and new technologies. This includes in particular the evaluation and demonstration of distributed production control systems and optimizations, which are researched in the group.
The goals of the group are the development of decentralized MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) and the maintenance of the TIPI Lab to test them in realistic scenarios. A close cooperation with the group DCC enables the use of new highly efficient and high-performance embedded systems, which also enable sophisticated algorithms.
The so-called testbed-as-a-service approach of the TIPI Lab promotes cooperation with partners in research projects as well as in academic and vocational training.
The scientific questions of the MOM group are manifold and include, for example, the evaluation of robustness and flexibility of production processes, the efficiency of distributed control systems and the optimization of production through the use of intelligent self-organizing machines. A particular focus is on questions of information retrieval from manufacturing and suitable development processes for technical MOM platforms. Ultimately, this results in comprehensive IT support for new service-based ecosystems (platform economy, servitization) in manufacturing.