The textile industry has got a history which goes back a long time, but it also belongs to the global growth industries of the next decades.
The basic project Smart Factory pursues the goal to work out the specific requirements of selected Industry 4.0 use-cases in the textile industry, i. e. connected production, resilient factory, intelligent maintenance, self-organising logistics. The basis hereby is the state-of-the-art/status quo in the textile industry and its particularities which are analyzed and described by means of three case studies.
The main objectives are to identify special requirements within this industry sector, existing problems and barriers and to derive concrete action approaches and potentials. The project is intended to result in typical branch-specific processes and structures for smart textile factories, which will then form the basis for follow-up projects.
Within the Smart Factory project (sub-project Semantic Interoperability), Fraunhofer IOSB develops components, services, infrastructures/architectures, control processes and an industry-specific terminology in the form of an ontology. This serves as a basis for the standardized description of textile machines in terms of Industry 4.0. The particular initial points are the case studies of the application partners.
The project Future Tex Basisvorhaben Smart Factory is funded within the program "Zwanzig20 - Partnerschaft für Innovation" of the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) and is executed in collaboration with the Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT). Contact person at KIT is Julius Pfrommer.