Modern cyber-physical production systems connect different elements like machine tools and workpieces. The constituent elements are often equipped with high-performance sensors as well as information and communication technology, enabling them to interact with each other. This leads to an increasing amount and complexity of data that requires better analysis tools to support system refinement and revision performed by an expert. This paper presents a userguided visual analysis approach that can answer relevant questions concerning the behavior of cyber-physical systems.
The approach generates visualizations of aggregated views that capture an entire production system as well as specific characteristics of individual data features. To show the applicability of the presented methodologies, an exemplary production system is simulated and analyzed.