Industrie 4.0 envisages new concepts for flexible production. Starting with the planning tasks, the commercial order processing up to the production-technical execution, tasks can be negotiated automatically and carried out cooperatively. This requires flexible communication between a wide variety of tools – from office-based tools in the ERP environment to real-time communication of components in the shop floor. The project MONAT investigates Software Defined Network (SDN) technology. Furthermore, MONAT will investigate the consistency of the developed configuration solutions for real-time communication modules in industrial automation, including Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) approaches on the one hand and the use of the same configuration solutions in the pure ICT area, and implement them on the basis of demonstrators.
Dr. Matthias Riedl