On the Automation of Incremental Metal Forming Processes

Conference: ARCS 2007 - 20th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems 2007
03/15/2007 at Zurich, Switzerland

Proceedings: ARCS 2007

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Dötz, Dominik; Hoffmann, Hartmut; Scherer, Daniel; Trinitis, Carsten (Lehrstuhl für Umformtechnik und Gießereiwesen (UTG), Fakultät für Maschinenwesen, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany)
Walter, Max (Lehrstuhl für Rechnertechnik und Rechnerorganisation, Fakultät für Informatik, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany)

Strong tendencies towards a higher grade of individualization in consumer parts can be discovered in the automotive as well as the aeronautic industry so that the demand for individual parts has constantly increased in number over the last years. Manufacturers who have to deliver customized geometries are searching for new production strategies or try to improve the existing ones by increasing the efficiency for example by the means of automation. In this paper we will describe the status quo of the automation of driving based on kraftformer machine technology pointing out that further progress is only possible if existing failure scenarios are approached by an appropriate fault-tolerant architecture. After a brief introduction to the topic from a mechanical engineering point of view we will present the current system architecture and the results that have been discovered in practice. The main focus will be set on the description of possible failure scenarios and counter measures that are subject to current research within the CoTeSys-Consortium at University of Technology, Munich.