Cyber-physical Systems

What are the benefits?

The term smart manufacturing refers to a future state of manufacturing, in which real-time transmission and analysis of data from across the product life-cycle, along with model-based simulation and optimization, create intelligence to yield positive impacts on all aspects of manufacturing. Cyber–physical integration is an important prerequisite for smart manufacturing, as well as being its core.

CPS are multidimensional and complex systems that integrate the cyber world and the dynamic physical world. Through the integration and collaboration of computing, communication, and control, known as the “3C,” CPS provide real-time sensing, information feedback, dynamic control, and other services. With intensive connection and feedback loops, physical and computing processes are highly interdependent. In this way, cyber–physical integration and real-time interaction are achieved in order to monitor and control physical entities in a reliable, safe, collaborative, robust, and efficient way.

Digital Twin is a concept that is closely associated with cyber-physical integration. A DT creates high-fidelity virtual models of physical objects in virtual space in order to simulate their behaviors in the real world and provide feedback. A DT reflects a bi-directional dynamic mapping process; it breaks the barriers in the product life-cycle and provides a complete digital footprint of products. As a result, DTs enable companies to predict and detect physical issues sooner and more accurately, optimize manufacturing processes, and produce better products.

By definition, both CPS and DTs are used to describe cyber–physical integration.

Our Expertise

We have created virtual models of most types of machines, assets and work centers predominantly in the Tyre and Auto-components industry. As of 2019, there are more than 1500 assets across the globe with our CPS running on top of it. We possess extensive experience in creating CPS for the following types of assets:

  1. Assembly Lines
  2. Discrete Machines
  3. Batching & Weighing Machines
  4. Factory Automation Systems
  5. Utilities
  6. Process Equipment
  7. Work centers including:
    • Raw Material Stores
    • Finished Goods Stores
    • Inspection Stations
    • WIP Storage