The Application Center Industry 4.0 was created within the framework of the LUPO project.
The aim of the LUPO project was to analyse and evaluate the benefits of using modern intelligent and self-communicating hardware and software in production. For this purpose, a hybrid laboratory was developed that combines the advantages of model factories (including a clear representation of the various processes for improved acceptance) and computer simulation (highly flexible representation of various processes). Thus, different scenarios and processes can be configured, simulated and analysed quickly and easily. The integration of real-existing hardware components and the analysis of the effects of their applications is made possible.
Already during the project the team was active in standardization committees for the improvement of communication between machines, sensors and software, among others in the MES D.A.CH association and the OPC Foundation.
The project was part of the technology program "Autonomics: Autonomous and simulation-based systems for medium-sized businesses", which was funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) as part of the IT Summit Lighthouse Project "Internet of Things".