Transparency by mapping of solution variety in modular mechatronic systems architecture
In the development of mechatronic modular systems, many interactions and concept alternatives must be considered. Part of these concept alternatives are ideas and solution concepts elaborated in various specialist areas (disciplines) and departments (domains), which realize a product's requirements and the customers' properties in the best possible way. To control these solution ideas in their variety- and due to the mechatronic system design, collaboration-induced complexity, it is necessary to create a correspondingly transparent image of the architecture. In this way, a common system understanding of these technical solutions' reasons, origins, and intended effects is developed and mapped. This paper presents the structure of such a system architecture in the context of modular development at TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen SE + Co KG and its transparency-increasing effect of a variety- and collaboration-oriented architecture. The article focuses on creating and using such an architecture for improved common system understanding.
690: Building, Construction
624: Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering