MiC 4.0 Working groups
The members of the MiC 4.0 working group can actively help shape the tasks ahead and significantly determine and influence the solutions to be developed. The information and results developed within the framework of MiC 4.0 are exclusively available to the members of MiC 4.0.
Working group machine data
There are the following seven clusters in the AK Machine Data:
- Cluster 1 - Earthmoving machinery
- Cluster 2 - Lifting solutions
- Cluster 3 - Special civil engineering machines
- Cluster 4 - Road construction machinery
- Cluster 5 - Concrete technology
- Cluster 6 - Building materials plants
(not yet active)
- Cluster 7 - Attachments
- Cluster 8 - Electrically driven machines
Attachments working group
Communication with the carrier
The communication of attachments with the carrier is a very important aspect for the safe use of the attachment.
The short-term goal is to achieve appropriate communication of the attachment with the carrier to accurately identify the attachment on the carrier.
This is to ensure the necessary settings between the attachment and the carrier for safe use, in order to be able to exclude damage and hazards in advance. Furthermore, in a next step, the attachment should provide the desired and required data about its condition and the work performed (condition and quality data)
With the establishment of MiC 4.0, the Attachments Working Group has merged into the Machinery Data Cluster 7 - Attachments Working Group.
Data Rights Working Group
Data collection, data ownership, data evaluation and the subsequent use of the data raise a multitude of questions. Data protection plays an essential role here.
The short-term goal is to create suitable tools to help the stakeholders concerned deal with these aspects. Sample contracts and information brochures are to present initial approaches to solutions for individual contractual arrangements for handling data.
System Architecture Working Group
Machine to BIM communication
An essential aspect of the services desired by users is the usability of the acquired data in Building Information Modeling - BIM for short. For this purpose, the same data streams and data formats from the area of system architecture/data formats can be used.
The short-term goal is the simplified use and maintenance of BIM due to binding and manufacturer-independent data interfaces to BIM.
The M2M Communication
Machine to machine communication
Communication between machines is a very important aspect of digitization. The vision of the distant future is the fully automated construction site.
The short-term goal in the area of M2M communication and in the system architecture/file formats working group responsible for this is to reach agreement on a uniform transmission of data on the same channel and in the same transmission/data format across all manufacturers and machines.
A later and time-consuming "translation" and adaptation of the data can thus be omitted.
Working Group Human Machine Interface (HMI)
Uniform symbolism across machines and manufacturers
The symbols and displays on machines with comparable activities are sometimes fundamentally different. In view of the shortage of skilled workers, however, few machine operators today operate several different types of machines from different manufacturers. A standardization of essential operating elements, based on ISO 7000, would be advantageous in the sense of the user.
The aim is to develop standards for the structures, processes and symbols for operating mobile machinery. For this purpose, the structures, processes and symbols are examined on the basis of three widely used machine types (rollers, wheel loaders, road pavers) and the greatest possible uniformity of recognition and operation on an almost uniform display is developed.