The main objective of the ScalABLE 4.0 project is the development and demonstration of an open scalable production system framework (OSPS) that can be used efficiently and effectively to visualize, virtualize, construct, control, maintain and optimize production lines. The OSPS aims to provide this through a) a tight integration of the enterprise information systems with flexible automation equipment paired up with b) the necessary open APIs for optimized solutions on all hierarchy levels.
Most manufacturing lines are still under-optimized. Decisions made ‘on the moment’ are usually based on common sense rather than the overall picture of the factory floor, leading to sub-optimal decisions. The main objective of the ScalABLE 4.0 project is the development and demonstration of an open scalable production system framework (OSPS) that enables optimization and maintenance of production lines ‘on the fly’, through visualization and virtualization of the line itself.
The project outcomes focus not only on line monitorization but also on its control and construction in real time. This is possible by integrating enterprise information systems, automation equipment and open APIs for system optimization. ScalABLE aims to have effects on an European level, cooperating with other projects, influencers, and initiatives, like Industry 4.0 or European Robotics. Besides the advances in technology, ScalABLE will also contribute with new standards for the production lines of the future.