Increasing automation of factory plants through, for example, transport or assembly robots and networked machines promises increased efficiency in production. The networking of different factory components allows the entire system flow to be optimized instead of being limited to optimizing the behavior of individual components. New architectures, technologies and methods are needed for the development of such FoF, which not only increase the efficiency of the factory but also ensure the security properties of the FoF.
In the ITEA3 project CyberFactory#1, the Factory of the Future (FoF) will be enabled to continuously adapt to changing conditions and optimize itself, as well as to increase its resistance to physical and IT-technical threats.
The CyberFactory#1 project complements and expands other projects in the context of Industry 4.0 in terms of developing the following key capabilities:
These key capabilities are demonstrated in CyberFactory#1 in realistic use cases designed to reflect the diversity of possible new factories of the future (such as user-centric factories and learning factories). New business models such as the transition from product to service offerings and the development of data services to complement product manufacturing will also be considered.