DES and IIoT fusion approach towards real-time synchronization of physical and digital components in manufacturing processes


  • Gergő Dávid Monek Széchenyi István University, Győr, Hungary
  • Szabolcs Fischer Széchenyi István University, Győr, Hungary



Digital Twin, IMU, Discrete Event Simulation, Smart Manufacturing


Today's manufacturing systems offer more products to meet specific needs. Complex production systems in rapidly changing environments result from product variation, shorter product life cycles, and supply chain expansion. A cyber-physical production system (CPPS) can use manufacturing and logistics data to plan, monitor, and control production. Discrete event simulation (DES) and digital twin (DT) technology can model and evaluate manufacturing and logistics processes using high-level decision support and process monitoring. The cost of collecting input data from different enterprise data sources and mapping it into models and the lack of qualified experts prevent the widespread use of these methods in industry, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises and larger multinational companies. This research aims to create a modular digital twin framework for manufacturing process optimization and real-time monitoring in an industrial environment with few components. The system can identify and track the product through the manufacturing cycle while updating the DT in real-time and can be used independently to collect input parameters for discrete event-driven simulations and even for automatic simulation building in the future. The framework's operation will be shown through an example. With the proposed IIoT (industrial internet of things) system integration, it can detect faults and warn of deviations from normal operation, and DT can drastically reduce data collection and model building and support model reusability, increasing sustainability.


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How to Cite

Monek, G. D., & Fischer, S. (2023). DES and IIoT fusion approach towards real-time synchronization of physical and digital components in manufacturing processes. Reports in Mechanical Engineering, 4(1), 161–174.