Smart Factory Web: a new IIC testbed

On September 19, 2016, the Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™) approved the Smart Factory Web as a new member of its family of testbeds to validate its Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA) and technologies for the Industrial Internet of Things. The Smart Factory Web testbed will be deployed and operated by the Korea Electronics Technology Institute KETI and the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB). The Smart Factory Web aims to form a network of smart factories with flexible adaptation of production capabilities and sharing of resources and assets to improve order fulfillment.

The initial smart factories in the Smart Factory Web are two operational factories in Germany: a) the model factory Plug&Work of Fraunhofer IOSB in Karlsruhe and b) selected equipment of the SmartFactoryOWL in Lemgo, an initiative of Fraunhofer and the OWL University of Applied Sciences. The model factories of KETI planned in Korea in Pangyo and Ansan will also be an integral part of the Smart Factory Web. They will be linked to the German model factories to achieve a cross-factory, cross-organization usage scenario.

The Korean-German collaboration between KETI and Fraunhofer IOSB will enable the establishment of the Korean smart factories and will advance the international usage of key standards such as AutomationML for the plant description and OPC UA as communication mechanism as well as architectures for Industrial Internet of Things systems. Secure Plug&Work techniques will be applied to adapt factories on-the-fly by inserting new manufacturing assets into the factory production with a minimum of engineering effort.

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Smart Factory Web – Press Release-20161004.pdf


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