Collaborative Project between Siemens plc and the Intelligent Automation Centre - Early-Stage Decision Support for Factory Automation
May 15th 2018
Simon Micheler, from the Digital Automation Systems Design Lab within the Intelligent Automation Centre, led a workshop entitled ‘Factory Automation Opportunity Framework Hackathon' which was hosted by Siemens Plc and Loughborough University at the Siemens site in Congleton
Experts listening to a presentation provided by the Intelligent Automation Centre, Loughborough University
Helping decision makers capture and visualise the complex implications of automation projects is key to maximising the success of these projects from the very beginning. The purpose of the workshop was to extract expert knowledge of how a decision support can be implemented to support the creation of a comprehensive decision-making framework.
Following an introduction by Dr Eugene Kalt (Siemens), the current Siemens automation decision framework and the most recent approaches to support this process were discussed by a cross disciplinary group of automation experts and users. During the workshop, the discussion of various processes and related automation opportunities helped to identify several crucial decision factors and challenges.
The feedback gained was very positive and the results encouraged participants to extend their research into other parts of the production industry.
For further information, please e-mail Simon here.