The connections of the flexible and modular fischertechnik system with industrial actuators and sensors as well as the control systems of leading manufacturers open up almost unlimited possibilities for hardware simulation. The fischertechnik simulation and training models thus open up flexible possibilities for industry, education and schools to test processes and to communicate technical basics easily.
pmOne Group - The fischertechnik training factory as a mature Industrial IoT testbed
The data experts at pmOne use the fischertechnik training factory as a full-blown IoT testbed, because in conjunction with the Microsoft Azure Cloud, they can test current technologies in the field of Industrial IoT and Edge Computing.
In order to teach his students the principles and possibilities of Industry 4.0, Jan van Deventer, Associate Professor of Industrial Electronics at the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University of Luleå in the north of Sweden, set up a production plant with doctoral student Aparajita Tripathy as an application example.
In the light metal foundry of the BMW Group's Landshut plant, the start-up of the production facilities is to be made safer and more efficient with the help of two measures: Standardization and virtual commissioning.
From a 3D CAD model of the high-bay warehouse a digital twin was created - Furtwangen University
With the digital twin, it was shown how the development of a control program can be carried out via SiL (Software in the Loop) simulation without physically existing hardware, thus enabling virtual commissioning of the complete plant.
Sorting line with colour recognition - Staatliche Technikakademie Weilburg
The students of the Staatliche Technikakademie Weilburg programmed an independent project with fischertechnik using LabView. They extended the part of the sorting line with colour recognition from the factory simulation and turned it into an independent project.
Programming a fischertechnik model - Staatliche Technikakademie Weilburg
The students of the Staatliche Technikakademie Weilburg programmed an independent project with fischertechnik using LabView. They removed the sorting line and the cycle line from the factory simulation and installed these two components together.