At present various groups and committees are focusing on TSN. But we are convinced that for a successfull use of TSN in automation technology more than the technology itself is important, for example:
Open, manufacturer-independent standards
Migration strategies for further use of existing devices and profiles
User support, from basic training up to certification
The Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units could shape the development of industrial control and communication technology from the beginning on over the last 50 years. Especially the communication is gaining importance within production engineering, regarding initiatives related to Industrie 4.0 and IoT. Beside the specification of communication protocols and profiles, validation and test are elementary tasks. ISW here is anchored in the Sercos as also the OPC UA community. While doing research work, we also keep the industrial applicability in mind.
The University of Stuttgart is located in the heart of the metropolitan region with its multitude of established global market leaders, from major cooperations to small and medium-sized businesses. We like to develop long-term cooperations while taking the next step into the connected production.
The heads of the institute – Prof. Dr.-Ing Oliver Riedel and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Verl. Both have many years of experience in industry and research. They are convinced that production engineering should not underestimate the potential of TSN.