On the _KUBA modular production unit of the SmartFactory-KL, visitors can configure a model truck, the production of which starts immediately on-site. In parallel, the CO2 footprint, energy consumption, and material composition are tracked and displayed via the management shell. Many key technologies such as Digital Twins, Operational Safety Intelligence, 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Product Passport, and Administrative Shell are visible at the SmartFactory-KL joint stand.
"_KUBA is part of our Shared Production, with which we are putting our Production Level 4 vision into practice. There, we have implemented the latest technologies to test how dynamic supply chains can be built using secure data spaces (Gaia-X) and matching platforms," says Prof. Dr. Martin Ruskowski, head of SmartFactory-KL and the Innovative Factory Systems research department at DFKI.
SmartFactory-KL refers to a research and industry network that rests on three pillars: the association Technologie-Initiative SmartFactory KL e.V. and the two scientific research institutions "Innovative Factory Systems" at DFKI and the Chair "Machine Tools and Controls" (WSKL) at the Rhineland-Palatinate Technical University Kaiserslautern-Landau.