Digital Technologies Research and Applications

Design of Smart Factory Based on Asset Administration Shell

Guangjie Wu (School of Mechanical Engineering, Chongqing Three Gorges University, Chongqing, China)
Chengyue Wang (School of Mechanical Engineering, Chongqing Three Gorges University, Chongqing, China)
Xiaojuan Huang (School of Mechanical Engineering, Chongqing Three Gorges University, Chongqing, China)
Quanbo Lu (School of Mechanical Engineering, Chongqing Three Gorges University, Chongqing, China; School of Information Engineering, China University of Geosciences Beijing, China)


Smart factories face the opportunities and challenges brought by globalization and new technologies, which requires flexible and practical approaches to lean manufacturing and optimization. The asset administration shell (AAS) is expected to help factories better cope with new challenges throughout the life cycle. This paper proposes a methodological framework for building AAS for the whole lifecycle of a smart factory. Based on the AAS methodological framework, the theory study of smart factories is developed.


Smart factory, AAS, I4.0 component, Smart manufacturing

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