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Smart Anything Everywhere

Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering Labs is part of the Smart Anything Everywhere initiative.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 644400.

CPSE Labs Germany South

Contact us about model-based systems and software engineering, flexible production systems, internet of things and dependability engineering.

CPSE Labs Germany South is located at fortiss in Munich. fortiss is a research institute associated with the Technische Universität München. fortiss' mandate is to facilitate research and technology transfer in software-intensive systems and services, thereby triggering future ready innovation. In this role, fortiss acts as a technological think tank, bridging the notorious gap between fundamental research in academia and its fruitful implementation in an industrially and commercially feasible context. In its position fortiss prepares advanced fundamental research results for practical use, but also identifies problems and challenges in industry and communicates them for resolution by academia. fortiss pursues applied and market-oriented research in the field of Cyber-Physical Systems and Services, with a special focus on the automotive industry, industrial automation, smart energy systems and future public administration and governance. fortiss is home to a number of living and experience labs, which include a prosumer-based smart microgrid, a plug'n'produce automation lab, and a robotics lab

Technology platforms

CPSE Labs Germany South supports the following platforms:

  • 4DIAC, a Framework for Distributed Industrial Automation & Control intended for the programming of programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • fortiss future factory, a setup comprising 13 different MPS production machines from Festo Didactic controlled via different types of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and microcontrollers

Get in touch with our Germany South design centre to chat about any aspect of these platforms and what they can offer for your business.

Case studies

Our Germany South design centre has experience of a variety of projects. Read some short case studies of previous work on these technology platforms below:

Funded experiments

You can see the funded experiments which are partnered with our Germany South design centre under CPSE Labs here.

  • Energy and Load Management in Process Technology Using IEC 61499. This experiment applies demand side management in energy intense industrial processes to production processes in SMEs. The development of a demand based energy management is valuable for practically any industrial process that has a certain degree of automation and offers at the same time the possibility to control the operating time of energy consumption devices based on the desired maximum energy consumption and the energy price.
  • Integration of Co-Simulation Methods into a real-time Platform for CPS. This experiment facilitates the development of cyber-physical systems (CPS) by allowing the use of the same system architecture in various phases of the project development through the support of real-time co-simulation. The development of CPS intrinsically requires that various engineering domains collaborate between each other: computer engineering, control theory, mechanics, thermodynamics, among others. Therefore various stakeholders, various teams, various tools and various techniques have to be synchronized in order to ensure that the development matches its objectives.
  • BACON (Big dAta and Cps value chain cOmpletioN). BACON logoThe BACON project combines CPS, Integration and Big Data concepts and expertise from innovative SMEs, ICE (Big Data, Service Orchestration/ESB, Semantic Interoperability) and C2K (Adaptive Manufacturing, Production Data, Control Systems, CPS).

  • DyPro (Real-time big data driven proactive manufacturing based on CPPS paradigm). This experiment develops a platform that supports building monitoring applications which collect and analyse production data in real-time and support decision-making processes in the case of problems/opportunities.
  • LegInt (Advancing Legacy Machine Tools into the Digital Manufacturing Century). This experiment introduces IoT to the world of legacy CNC-milling machines. This experiment demonstrates that it is possible to create a well-focussed, industry-ready concept that can transform (almost) any CNC-legacy milling machine into an IoT-enabled system through a clever combination of ubiquitous Cloud technology, modular, rapid and machine-embedded Function Blocks, and intelligent sensor technology.
  • IPP4CPPS (Integrated product-production co-simulation for cyber-physical production system). IPP4CPPS logoThe IPP4CPPS project contributes to the optimization of the complete product-production cycle by having real-time information about machines, production process, product and perturbations into a platform that allows coping with uncertainties for the automatic scheduling and control.


Our Expertise

  • Model-based Software & Systems Engineering
  • Flexible Production Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Dependability Engineering

Technology platforms

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Application Domains

We have experience in the following application domains:

  • Automotive
  • Production Systems
  • Avionic

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Contact information

Holger Pfeifer
fortiss GmbH.
Guerickestr. 25 80805
Tel: +49 89 360 35 22 29

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