Factory of the Future Automation Set Up for Process industries

Jukka Kortela, Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela, Pekka Tonteri, Arto Ahonen

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Today’s graduate of university of technology must be a designer with multidisciplinary background; he has to understand the basics in chemical engineering, modelling and simulation, process control and automation, hybrid systems in processes to be able to effectively connect and configure unit processes, production lines and the whole plant. Implementation of Big Data, IoT and Cloud computing methodologies in research is an essential part of multidisciplinary learning, especially in higher education. There is a need for a modern factory of future automation set up which gives an opportunity to perform high quality multidisciplinary research and education across the schools borders and to serve our global process industries’ needs. There is a need for open data valley to co-operate with our customers in industries and colleagues in international research centers. Currently, there is no ready open cloud environment especially designed for process industries. Therefore, the aim is to further develop our Factory future process automation set up, and enable the open connectivity, data analysis, and algorithms development in Siemens MindSphere and Microsoft Azure environments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutomaatiopäivät 23
Subtitle of host publicationExtended Abstracts
Place of PublicationOulu, Finland
PublisherSuomen Automaatioseura
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-5183-56-6
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2019
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventAutomaatiopäivät - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 15 May 201916 May 2019


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  • IoT
  • cloud computing
  • OPC UA
  • advanced control
  • data analytics
  • Azure
  • MindSphere


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