Industry digitalization, robotics and automation



Applied Industry 4.0 The course contains the basic concepts needed for implementation of industry 4.0. The students will get an understanding of the defining concepts and technologies of industry 4.0 and how to get up and running with data gathering, analysis and the digitalization of production systems. The course covers different areas such as mechanical engineering, control technology, production technology, automation, computer science and electrical engineering. The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the key concepts for the Design for Industry 4.0 and Smart Production development, current practices, tools and processes, and possible future developments routes. The course includes the following elements: Internet of things platforms and technology for device communication Sensors for data collections Data collection and storing using time series databases Data analysis and visualization Exploration of life-phases, challenges and technologies required to develop Smart Products, Production Platforms and Services Introduction of latest initiatives worldwide that tie with Design for Industry 4.0 and Smart products Overview of the benefits further development of Industry 4.0 will bring for industry Value chains and value creation though life Introduction of the Though-Life Engineering and Through-Life Engineering Services (TES) concepts Resources required for the Design for Industry 4.0 and Smart Products and Production Platforms Guided practical design studies  


AUTOMATION - POSSIBILITIES AND CHALLENGES The main purpose of the course revolves around introduction of the applications that automation systems could have for production and manufacturing operations. The course consists of different themes, including industrial robotics, automation equipment and hardware components, as well as practical insights and discussions on why and how to automate in productions. Within the area of increasing automation solutions in production systems there are several challenges as well as opportunities in order to manage to select, develop or order an efficient, flexible and supportive automation solution. In the course different types of automation strategies and possibilities are explored and related to flexibility, cost efficiency and flexibility. The course includes the following elements: Introduction to different automation solutions, e.g dedicated versus flexible, robot or single axis movements, definition, grippers Selection of tasks possible to automate Technologies within automation, e.g. sensors, gripping technologies, … Conceptual design of automation task Benchmarking automation technologies