Dr. Dominik Rohrmus
Senior Engineer, Labs Network Industrie 4.0 e.V., Germany
Dr. Dominik Rohrmus works at Siemens, Germany in different functions in the area of manufacturing and production development since 2005. In 2009 he founded the company program sustainable production engineering. Since 2013 he is the head of the research group that is responsible for shop-floor equipment and standardization of the future for Siemens factories worldwide. Since 2016 Dr. Rohrmus is the CTO of Labs Network Industrie 4.0 e.V. (LNI 4.0). LNI 4.0 is a non-profit and pre-competitive German association established in 2015 by a strong alliance of major companies, industry associations, policymakers and researchers. LNI 4.0 was founded out of the German Plattform Industrie 4.0. The goal of LNI 4.0 is to support the pioneering work of SMEs in the area of digitalization. Dr. Rohrmus is focusing on regional developments for a wide range of industrial sectors and production. He is member of several industry association gremials in the area of Industry 4.0 and supports the international standardization by liaison contracts.
TSN, Edge Configuration and OPC UA VDMA Companion Spec Testbeds Outlook
LNI 4.0 has developed over 80 use cases with over 180 SMEs. LNI 4.0 also establishes and moderates testbeds. The advantages of the testbeds are the scaling by SMEs in Industrie 4.0 topics, the openness of the SME co-operation with large enterprises and the validation of standardization projects. A total of four testbeds are moderated by LNI 4.0: Time-Sensitive Networks (TSN), Edge Configuration, OPC UA VDMA Companion Specs and Cloud 2 Cloud. The example of TSN clearly shows how standardization validation with the SCI 4.0 is implemented in international standardization bodies such as IEEE and IEC with whom LNI 4.0 has liason contracts. Half of the more than 35 testbed partners are SMEs.