Technologies for Industry 4.0 Data Solutions

Technologies for Industry 4.0 Data Solutions

Ander García (Vicomtech, Spain), Ander Arbelaiz (Vicomtech, Spain), Javier Franco (Vicomtech, Spain), Xabier Oregui (Vicomtech, Spain), Bruno Simões (Vicomtech, Spain), Zelmar Etxegoien (Gaindu, Spain) and Andoni Bilbao (Gaindu, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4936-9.ch004

Abstract

One of the main objectives of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) is to generate new opportunities based on the convergence of traditionally isolated technologies such as industrial control systems (ICSs) and information and communication technology (ICT). This presents new opportunities to take advantage of ICT technologies to develop new applications and services related to industrial processes. However, there are a variety of requirements and constraints that must be addressed for the attainment of this purpose. Moreover, the large amount of existing technologies and tools that can cope with these requirements makes the definition and selection of a solution a cumbersome task for traditional industrial workers with a non-ICT focused background. This chapter analyses and describes the main requirements and technologies required to provide a data-based Industry 4.0 solution.
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The revolution of Industry 4.0 is directly related to several ICS and ICT technologies. However, only when all the different actors involved on the industrial manufacturing process have achieved certain degree of evolution on these technologies, it will be possible to push industry standards one step forward.

This section introduces the most important technologies related to the Industry 4.0.

Key Terms in this Chapter

DDS: Data-Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems.

SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition.

LAN: Local Area Network.

ICs: Industrial Control System.

I4.0: Industry 4.0.

SME: Small and Medium Enterprise.

WAN: Wide Area Network.

IIRA: Industrial Internet Reference Architecture.

TSN: Time-Sensitive Networking.

SOA: Service Oriented Architecture.

DCOM: Distributed Component Object Model.

OPC-UA: Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture.

PLC: Programmable Logic Controller.

QoS: Quality of Service.

CPSS: Cyber-Physical Production Systems.

RAMI 4.0: Reference Architectural Model Industrie 4.0.

ICT: Information and Communication Technology.

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