Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

D. Etz, T. Frühwirth, W. Kastner:
"Flexible Safety Systems for Smart Manufacturing";
Talk: 25th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), Vienna, Austria; 2020-09-08 - 2020-09-11; in: "Proceedings of 25th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA)", (2020), 1123 - 1126.

English abstract:
Smart manufacturing is realizing the idea and potential of Industry 4.0 in reality. An essential part of smart manufacturing are production facilities that dynamically adapt to changing production needs. This brings completely new challenges to functional safety systems, which are mandatory for the protection of man, machine, and environment. Currently, functional safety systems are designed and certified in a static way. The safety design and the configuration are derived from the risk assessment which is performed during the design of a machine. Once the system is put into operation, the safety configuration is not changed anymore. This approach constitutes an impediment to flexibility which smart manufacturing production facilities require nowadays.This paper proposes the design of a self-organizing safety system with the objective to assist an engineer who operates a smart manufacturing facility by discovering all safety-related devices and generating automatically a suitable safety configuration. This configuration will be deployed to the system automatically after adaptation and validation by the safety engineer. The proposed self-organizing safety system, simplifies the safety configuration in a dynamically changing environment. Consequently, it would reduce engineering efforts and decrease machine downtime which improves profitability.

Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Functional Safety, Interoperability, Flexibility, Real-Time, Unified Communication, OPC UA, TSN

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