Continuous production in industry is a decisive success factor for today's business. Future production will require additional evaluation and ramp-up phases in which concepts can be tested and processes developed. This form of production creates needs a test environment or an integration environment that brings the developed processes together and optimizes them with regard to functionality and productivity. In this way, operational risks and optimization potentials can be identified quickly and before the start of production.
The Digital Light Factory of the technology focus digitalisation provides an individual and isolated development, validation and ramp-up environment. At its core, it comprises the manufacturing technology with all required control and automation interfaces. Depending on the targeted Industry 4.0 Maturity Index, this environment is fully integrated into a virtual or real Manufacturing Execution System (MES) or Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP). From integration to start-up test, infrastructure is available that is similar or equal to the later production conditions, depending on the customer’s requirements. The resources of the Fraunhofer ILT offer a choice of building blocks ranging from automation and simulation to sensor technology, so that additional solutions can be integrated.
We bring technological components and solutions into real production.