Modeling of Cloud-Based Digital Twins for Smart Manufacturing with MT Connect
Smart Manufacturing, Digital Twin, MT Connect, Cloud Manufacturing
The common modeling of digital twins uses an information model to describe the physical machines. The integration of digital twins into productive cyber-physical cloud manufacturing (CPCM) systems imposes strong demands such as reducing overhead and saving resources. In this paper, we develop and investigate a new method for building cloud-based digital twins (CBDT), which can be adapted to the CPCM platform. Our method helps reduce computing resources in the information processing center for efficient interactions between human users and physical machines. We introduce a knowledge resource center (KRC) built on a cloud server for information intensive applications. An information model for one type of 3D printers is designed and integrated into the core of the KRC as a shared resource. Several experiments are conducted and the results show that the CBDT has an excellent performance compared to existing methods.
Liwen Hu, Ngoc-Tu Nguyen, Wenjin Tao, Ming C. Leu, Xiaoqing Frank Liu, Md Rakib Shahriar, S M Nahian Al Sunny, Modeling of Cloud-Based Digital Twins for Smart Manufacturing with MT Connect, Procedia Manufacturing, Volume 26, 2018, Pages 1193-1203, ISSN 2351-9789, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2018.07.155.