Special Issue "Cyber Physical Production Systems"
A special issue of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (ISSN 2504-4494).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: sustainable manufacturing; cyber physical productions systems; planning and operation of manufacturing systems, life cycle costing (LCC); life cycle maintenance
Without a question, digitalization is one of the major trends in manufacturing—typically associated with terms like Industry 4.0, smart factory or industrial internet—and will have a significant influence on the planning and control of future factories. Cyberphysical production systems (CPPS) are the technical core element of this “4th Industrial Revolution”. As indicated by the name, CPPS consist of a “physical” and an up-to-date “cyber” subsystem (often referred to as “digital twin”) based on continuous data acquisition. With this, decision support or even automatic control functionalities can be enabled. CPPS bear significant potential for improvement and can be applied for production machines, process chains or factories as a whole. Examples can be found in the context of process/machine control, maintenance, energy management, and quality management. However, it is often just singular approaches with a focus on specific CPPS elements or rather conceptual descriptions that can be found so far. Additionally, there is a need for case studies which prove the feasibility and give a clear assessment of benefits but also related drawbacks of CPPS solutions. Against this background, contributions to foster knowledge in those areas are of specific interest for this Special Issue.
Dr. Sebastian Thiede
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- Innovative CPPS concepts and implementations on different levels of manufacturing (machine, process chain, factory)
- Case studies on CPPS in industrial applications
- Methods and tools for assessing the feasibility and performance of CPPS
- CPPS towards sustainability in manufacturing, e.g. energy and resource efficiency
- Business models bases on CPPS