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Monday, April 12 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Using Standards to Enable Smart Manufacturing on the Shop Floor

"Using Standards to Enable Smart Manufacturing on the Shop Floor"

Moneer Helu, Ph.D.
Acting Division Chief of the Systems Integration Division of the Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Meeting Link: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/cyqbbkue

Abstract: Manufacturers continue to face challenges due to the increasingly distributed and decentralized nature of manufacturing and the rising complexity of modern, global production systems. Manufacturers require improved agility and flexibility to address these challenges as well as disruptions in the production environment and fluctuations in market and customer demand. Tackling these needs has been difficult because the components of production systems do not typically communicate or coordinate effectively with each other even though their operations may be intimately connected. Smart Manufacturing (or Industry 4.0) provides solutions to overcome these barriers, such as the Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which enable interaction and collaboration across a network of
interconnected production systems through the use of digital models for improved decision making and control. These solutions require the effective exchange of semantic data using open, broadly adopted, consensus-based standards that scale and support the relatively large variety of data, data sources, and data consumers in a production environment.

This presentation will describe efforts in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) MBE Program to develop standards-based approached that enable the deployment and use of smart manufacturing on the shop floor. The MBE concept will be defined as well as the key industry use cases that have motivated much of the MBE-related research. Examples of NIST research will be highlighted, including: (1) collection and synthesis of shop-floor data to support capability modeling of manufacturing equipment and systems; (2) scalable data architectures to distribute data from a mix of shop-floor sources; and (3) interfaces to enable systems integration for more decentralized, choreography-based control of production systems.

Bio: Moneer Helu is the Acting Division Chief of the Systems Integration Division of the Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His current research focuses on improving agility and flexibility in manufacturing by enabling operational control based on the measured capability of a manufacturing system. He has also made contributions in the areas of green manufacturing,
process monitoring, prognostics and diagnostics, and manufacturing data interoperability and management. Helu is a member of the Executive Committee, Standards Committee, and Technical Review Board for MTConnect, Executive Committee of the ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division, and a Corporate Member of the International Academy for Production Engineering  CIRP).

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