Thomas Engel

Siemens AG

Thomas Engel

PhD in physics, thesis on laser technologies and precision metrology.

Certified Lean / SixSigma Black Belt

Lecturer at the universities

Director R&D and Operations

Founder of technical consultancy business

Siemens AG – Technology as Principal Key Expert for (digital) perception

Chair of the german lighthouse project GEMIMEG-II

GEMIMEG-II: Digitalization of calibration processes in metrology

The GEMIMEG-II project is a German lighthouse project to path a way for digitalization in metrology. The acronym reflects the project aspiration by combining GEMIni for the digital twin of the MEtrology equipment for Global application. The central element of this digitalization initiative is the digital calibration certificate (DCC) and its fully automated application in modern industrial IT and IOT infrastructures. The user story is a calibration together with the related DCC that is created (automatically) in the calibration process and then transferred safely and without human intervention to the customer of the calibration. At the customer site, the DCC is read, processed, and interpreted automatically by machines in truly digital workflows in typical Industry 4.0 scenarios. The information extracted from the DCC will be used to update the plant management system (ERP) and all calibration related information in production.

This talk presents an overview of the recent project status of GEMIMEG-II in its final phase. It shares some insights on the concept developed and solutions implemented so far. 5 Realdbeds will be setup in the project to showcase and prove the applicability of the GEMIMEG concept in the fields of the i) Digital Competence Center for Wind power (d-CCW) at PTB (Germany), ii) fab of the future, iii) process- and pharma industry and iv) mobility for autonomous driving and v) a legal simulation.


The GEMIMEG-II project is funded by the German ministry for economic affairs and climate action based on a decision by the German Bundestag under grant number 01 MT20001A.