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Mechatronic Machine Elements: On Their Relevance in Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Marius StücheliEmail author
  • Mirko Meboldt
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Production Engineering book series (LNPE)

Abstract

This paper discusses the appearance of mechatronic machine elements (MME) in the greater context of cyber-physical systems (CPS). For this purpose it establishes classifications for CPS. Three groups of MME are identified, characterized and illustrated with examples. Regarding the advantages of MME, the text explains how they allow for new functions in mechanical systems and how they help to reduce the development effort for complex products. As desirable characteristics for MME in general are identified independent communication abilities, “plug-and-play” integration in networks and mechanics and the preprocessing of sensor data on the element itself. CPS with specifically designed MME can further become a valuable tool in product development for information collection.

Keywords

Cyber-Physical Systems Mechatronics Machine Elements Product Development 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department Mechanical and Process Engineeringpd|z Product Development Group Zurich, ETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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