On the one side, Industrial competitiveness today means shorter product lifecycles, increased product variety, and shorter times to market and customized tangible products and services. To face these challenges, the manufacturing industry is forced to move from traditional management, control, and automation approaches towards industrial cyber-physical systems.

On the other side, several emergent engineering approaches and related Information‐Communication‐Control‐Technologies, such as Multi‐Agent-Systems, Service‐Oriented Architecture, Plug‐and‐Produce Systems, Cloud and Fog Technologies, Big Data and Analytics, among others, have been researched during the last years. The confluence of those results with the latest developments in Industrial Digitalization, Systems‐of‐Cyber-Physical-Systems Engineering, Internet‐of‐Things, Internet‐of‐Services, and Industry 4.0 is opening a new broad spectrum of innovation possibilities.

The PERFoRM (Production-harmonizEd-Reconfiguration of Flexible Robots and Machinery) approach is one of them. It teaches the reader what it means when production machines and systems are digitalized and migrated into Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems and what happens when they are networked and start collaborating with each other and with the human, using the internet.

After a Technology Trend Screening and beyond a comprehensive state-of-the-art analysis about Industrial Digitalization and Industry 4.0-compliant solutions, the book introduces methods, architectures, and technologies applicable in real industrial use cases, explained for a broad audience of researchers, practitioners, and industrialists.

chapter 1|32 pages

PERFoRM: Industrial Context and Project Vision

ByFilippo Boschi, Giacomo Tavola, Marco Taisch, Michael Gepp, Matthias Foehr, Armando W. Colombo

chapter 2|34 pages

Technologies and Standards

ByOlga Meyer, Daniel Schel, Daniel Stock, Greg Rauhöft, Jeffrey Wermann, Steffen Raasch, Armando W. Colombo

chapter 3|20 pages

PERFoRM System Architecture

ByPaulo Leitão, José Barbosa, Jeffrey Wermann, Armando W. Colombo

chapter 4|12 pages

Architectural Elements: PERFoRM Data Model

ByRicardo Silva Peres, André Dionisio Rocha, José Barata, Armando W. Colombo

chapter 5|16 pages

Architectural Elements: Technology Adapters

ByCristina Cristalli, Giacomo Angione, Giulia Lo Duca, Martin Frauenfelder, Simon Eggimann

chapter 6|12 pages

Architectural Components: Middleware

ByJeffrey Wermann, Frederik Gosewehr, Waldemar Borsych, Armando W. Colombo

chapter 7|24 pages

PERFoRM Methods and Tools

BySebastian Thiede, Lennart Büth, Benjamin Neef, Phil Ogun, Niels Lohse, Birgit Obst, Mostafizur Rahman, José Barbosa

chapter 8|26 pages

Migration Strategy toward Innovative, Digitalized, and Harmonized Production Systems

ByAmbra Calà, Ana Cachada, Flávia Pires, José Barbosa, Jeffrey Wermann, Armando W. Colombo

chapter 9|22 pages

Test Beds

ByNandini Chakravorti, Evangelia Dimanidou, Mostafizur Rahman, André Hennecke, Jeffrey Wermann, Armando W. Colombo

chapter 10|14 pages

Use Case: Compressors

ByNils Weinert

chapter 11|32 pages

Use Case: White Goods

ByPierluigi Petrali, Arnaldo Pagani, Filippo Boschi, Giacomo Tavola, Paola Fantini, José Barbosa, Nelson Rodrigues, Adriano Ferreira, Giacomo Angione

chapter 12|30 pages

IFEVS Use Case

ByRiccardo Introzzi, Pietro Perlo, Marco Grosso, Sergio Pozzato, Marco Biasiotto, Davide Penserini, Gioele Sabato, Sandro De Pasquale, Massimo Ippolito, Pietro Cultrona, Manfred Hucke, André Rocha, Ricardo Silva Peres, Michael Gepp

chapter 13|28 pages

PERFoRM Approach: GKN Use Case

ByPer Woxenius, Stefan Forsman, Krister Floodh, Waldemar Borsych, Jeffrey Wermann, Armando W. Colombo

chapter 14|12 pages

PERFoRM Approach: Lessons Learned and New Challenges

ByMichael Gepp, Matthias Foehr, Armando W. Colombo