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1. (WO2018196981) METHOD FOR DESIGNING A PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PRODUCTION SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/196981    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/060091
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 28 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G06F 17/50
Applicants: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Inventors: FISCHER, Jan
Title: METHOD FOR DESIGNING A PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PRODUCTION SYSTEM
Abstract:
A method for designing a production system (1) comprising production units (21 - 26) selected from a plurality (2) of production units (21 - 26), wherein each production unit (21 - 26) is implemented to perform a predetermined technical function, comprising: to each production unit (21 - 26), assigning (S1, S2) a production unit data set (31 - 36) indicating the predetermined technical function and a corresponding virtual production unit (41 - 46); assigning (S3) a corresponding virtual production system (3) to the production system (1), said virtual production system (3) being represented by a configuration data set (4); simulating (S4) the production system (1) using the configuration data set (4) for determining a performance indicator of the simulated production system (1); and performing (S5) a metaheuristic optimization process for determining a set of instructions for modifying the configuration data set (4) using the performance indicator. A method for manufacturing a production system (1) comprising : executing the method for designing the production system (1) and assembling (S9) the production units (21 - 26) corresponding to the virtual production units (41 - 46) of the virtual production system (3) according to the configuration data set (4).