Rainer Drath

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This contribution presents the basic architecture of the neutral data format AutomationML developed by the companies Daimler, ABB, Siemens, Rockwell, Kuka, Zuhlke, netAllied and the universities of Magdeburg and Karlsruhe. AutomationML serves for the data exchange between manufacturing engineering tools and therefore supports the interoperability between(More)
This contribution investigates the topic ldquovirtual commissioningrdquo from an industrial point of view and proposes an evolutionary and realistic technical concept for the introduction of virtual commissioning environments. Main points of this paper are the identification and formulation of industrial requirements for the introduction of a virtual(More)
Interoperability describes the ability of engineering tools to collaborate across tool borders, organizational borders, and workflow phases. Therefore, it is considered as an important indicator for engineering efficiency, but is supported by today's industrial software only to some extent. The authors propose a novel method for the assessment of automation(More)
AutomationML (Automation Markup Language) is an XML based data format for the exchange of plant engineering information. Its mission is to interconnect engineering tools of different disciplines, e.g. process, mechanical or control engineering. AutomationML enables the vendor independent storage of interlinked engineering data that is usually distributed(More)
Engineering is a major cost factor in automation system projects. Hence, both industry and academia aim to develop new methods and concepts to increase engineering efficiency. However, the verification and comparison of those methods is difficult because the measurement of engineering efficiency is unsolved and is considered to be a possible breakthrough in(More)