The Impact of Communication Protocols Within SMART Manufacturing and Their Benefits

Gareth Gericke (Central University of Technology, South Africa); Rangith Baby Kuriakose (University of Technology & Central University of Technology, South Africa); Hermanus Vermaak (Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa); Ole Madsen (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Industry 4.0 is opening up new avenues for customers and manufactures by offering a larger pool of information in order to improve the manufacturing process of products as a whole. However, with new technologies and equipment becoming available, the facilitation of the information between customer to developer and product to manufacturing line becomes a more challenging task. The need for suitable communication is gathered by an appropriate communication protocol. Outlined in this paper is the need for communication within Industry 4.0, a creation and test of a newly developed communication protocol, a comparison of the said protocol against existing manufacturing protocols and elucidation of future work for communication protocols.

Conference: UKSim-AMSS 22nd International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation, UKSim2020

Published: Mar 25, 2020

DOI: 10.5013/IJSSST.a.21.02.22