HTC VIVE™ Pro Full VR-Kit

Manufacturer High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC)
Scope The HTC VIVE Pro is one of the technologically leading VR headsets suitable for professional, industrial applications. The HTC VIVE Pro convinces with its precise room tracking, a control of the scene by head and hand movements in combination with high performance technical data. It is possible to move freely in a room of up to 10m x 10m using the wireless equipment and to integrate further elements into the digital world using additional trackers.


Hardware properties:

  • Resolution: 1440 x 1600 pixels per eye (2880 x 1600 pixels together)
  • Refresh rate: 90 Hz
  • Field of view: 110 degrees
  • Integrated Audio: Hi-Res certified headset
  • Maximum room size: 10m x 10m
  • Sensors: SteamVR Tracking 2.0
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Microsoft HoloLens

Manufacturer Microsoft Cooperation
Scope The Microsoft HoloLens is an augmented reality device. Interactive 3D projections are displayed in the direct environment. Through transparent screens the operator can see additional information and features, e. g. CAD models. The high-resolution projections are represented by projected points of light. The Microsoft HoloLens can be controlled via speech, gestures, head movements and peripheral devices.
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The E|SYS demonstrator is an examination object for researching the automation of industrial plants against current trends such as Industry 4.0. Further motivators are also the digitalization of production and information technology integration. Ultimately, this is intended to represent and demonstrate intelligent assembly scenarios, such as the independent determination of the assembly sequence while ensuring high transparency, variability and scalability. This development towards computerization thus results in the assembly cell’s ability to change and learn.


The demonstrator installation is intended to help demonstrate the range of the research areas Engineering Systems (E|SYS) and Automated Production Systems (A|PS) and to offer guests and (potential project) partners the opportunity to make the research contents “tangible”. The facility is primarily intended to cover the following topics


  • Integrated engineering
  • Integrated planning and simulation
  • Digital (process) planning
  • Automated knowledge management
  • Resource efficiency and energy flexibility.


Challenges addressed by the industry

On the basis of selected application cases, abstract challenges of the industry, such as ensuring the required quality, increasing productivity, shortening the time to market or the increased flexibility and changeability of automated production plants can be illustrated and possible solutions from science and research can be illustrated. Defined scenarios for which use cases are to be established and implemented in the demonstrator:


Integrated engineering

The integrated engineering comprises all sub-steps of agile simultaneous engineering of the domains mechanics, electrics/electronics and software and additionally covers the topics virtual commissioning and safeguarding as well as dynamic live linking of real plant and digital model.


Dynamic self-configuration

The demonstrator is intended to be a testing ground for the implementation of flexibility and changeability of automated production systems through self-X properties. This requires a continuous, uniform and semantic description of the system and its components. By fulfilling these requirements, the implementation of plug and produce paradigms on component level shall be achieved.


Industrial Internet of Things and Services

Digital services for production systems and products play a central role in the industrial Internet of things and services. The consistent application of architecture paradigms such as SoA or the implementation of services in independent microservices as well as the platform-independent porting into software container platforms such as dockers enable the efficient implementation of distributed analysis and optimization tools. In addition, knowledge-based services are to be used for the evaluation of plant conditions or for decision making.


Human-Machine Collaboration

The use of augmented and virtual reality hardware at workstations in production and assembly, as well as the integration of wearables in the shop floor, should help people to understand and grasp the increasingly complex and intricate systems and processes. With the help of various use cases, such as manual assembly processes or condition monitoring in the context of maintenance, various technologies are being tested and further developed. An essential aspect of the assistance systems to be developed is platform independence.


In order to be able to depict the described scenarios in use-cases, different components are combined into a complete system with the help of the system and the associated engineering environment. These include:


  • the manufacturing cell per se as a mechatronic system consisting of a flexible transport system and modular (virtual) machining stations,
  • the engineering workstation with the Siemens tool chain for further development,
  • the analysis workstation for visualization and optimization of the operation and
  • the infrastructure and software for the cloud-based collection and analysis of energy consumption.

EPLAN Electric P8

Manufacturer EPLAN Software & Service GmbH & Co. KG
Scope EPLAN Electric P8 is regarded as one of the industry standards for electrical design and provides support in plant project planning from integrated planning to production, commissioning, servicing and maintenance.

Core tasks of the software:

·        Collect engineering data

·        Circuit diagram and wiring schematic generation

·        Manual creation of plant diagrams

·        Standardized and template-based work

·        Automatic completion of machine and plant documentation

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Siemens Teamcenter

Manufacturer Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.
Scope Teamcenter is a product lifecycle management software, which is designed to accompany the lifecycle of a product from requirement specification until it is taken out of service.

Core tasks of the software:

·        Requirement driven Systems Engineering

·        Portfolio, program and project management

·        Development Process Management

·        Parts List Management

·        Compliance Management

·        Content and document management

·        Formula, packaging and brand management

·        Supplier Management

·        Mechatronics Process Management

·        Manufacturing Process Management

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Siemens NX

Manufacturer Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.
Scope NX is a CAD program of the company Siemens PLM. In addition to classical design tasks, the software offers some additional solutions that holistically support the product development process

Core tasks of the software:

·        Support in concept development

·        Creation of design data

·        Verification through simulation

·        Derivation of production drawings

·        Integration of CAM

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ISG Virtuos


Manufacturer Industrielle Steuerungstechnik GmbH (ISG)
  • Software for virtual commissioning
  • Early detection and correction of system errors
  • Open simulation platform in deterministic realtime
  • Reusable components enable integrated engineering
  • Scalable simulation models up to simulation of complete factories
  • 3D configuration based on component libraries
  • Trainings with the simulation model using the real PLC
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Manufacturer machineering GmbH & Co. KG
  • Software for virtual commissioning
  • Creation of simulation models from CAD data
  • Connection of a variety of PLCs for the test of functionalities at the early stages of the construction process
  • Usage of industry robots based on the internal kinematics or using the connection to real robot controllers
  • Synchronized engineering
  • Visualization of simulation models on VR or AR glasses
  • Process consistency along the value chain
  • Hardware in the Loop simulation including the field bus emulation on the Field Box 1
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NX – Mechatronics Concept Designer

Manufacturer Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.
Scope The Mechatronics Concept Designer is an application within NX that is used for virtual commissioning using a physical model.
  • Software for virtual commissioning
  • Design and physical model in one program using one database and the same components
  • Early detection and correction of system errors
  • Consistent added value in engineering through the further use of components from the construction
  • Simulation of individual plants within a factory
  • Work on the simulation model with the virtual or real controller using the real PLC code.
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Manufacturer Siemens AG 2018
Scope The SIMIT simulation platform is used for the virtual commissioning of production plants. SIMIT combines various mechanical engineering disciplines and various software tools.
  • Realistic mapping of drives and sensors
  • Testing and optimizing production processes – already in early phase of the product development process
  • Realistic representation of machine behaviour throughout the entire product life cycle
  • Direct transfer of engineering data
  • Early training for plant users through simulation and holistic virtual commissioning
  • Virtual commissioning through software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop
  • Connection to NX and the Mechatronics Concept Designer and to the controls; Import and export of signals
  • Interface to OPC-UA to be able to map the machine standard.
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