Design and Implementation of Cyber-Physical Manufacturing Cloud Using MTConnect
Cyber-physical systems are gaining momentum in the domain of manufacturing. Cloud Manufacturing is also revolutionizing the manufacturing world. However, although there exist numerous physical manufacturing machines which are network-ready, very few of them are operated in a networked environment due to lack of scalability of existing cyber-physical systems. Combining the features offered by cloud manufacturing and cyber-physical systems, we develop a service-oriented architecture of scalable cyber-physical manufacturing cloud with MTConnect. A testbed of cyber-physical manufacturing cloud is being developed based on the above scalable architecture. In this system, manufacturing machines and their capabilities virtualized in a cyber-physical cloud. Manufacturing operations are represented as web services so that they are accessible across the Internet. Performance of the testbed of our cyber-physical manufacturing cloud with MTConnect is evaluated and test results show that our system achieves excellent service performance of manufacturing operations across Internet.
Liu X, Shahriar M, Sunny S, Leu MC, Cheng M, Hu L. Design and Implementation of Cyber-Physical Manufacturing Cloud Using MTConnect. ASME. International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Volume 1B: 36th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference ():V01BT02A019. doi:10.1115/DETC2016-60483.