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CustomPacker

Project ID: 260065
Financé au titre de

Highly Customizable and Flexible Packaging Station for mid- to upper sized Electronic Consumer Goods using Industrial Robots

De 2010-07-01 à 2013-06-30, projet clôturé | CustomPacker Site web

Détails concernant le projet

Coût total:

EUR 3 816 281

Contribution de l'UE:

EUR 2 615 000

Coordonné à/au(x)/en:

Germany

Appel à propositions:

FP7-2010-NMP-ICT-FoFSee other projects for this call

Régime de financement:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

Packaging workstation with teachable system architecture
Electronic consumer goods have a large number of variants and are packaged manually. Automating the packaging process will decrease the production cycle time and costs also for mixed variant production lines, thus allowing that several production lines can be merged to a reduced number of packaging stations. <a href="http://www.custompacker.eu/" target="_blank">CustomPacker</a> aims at developing and integrating a scalable and flexible packaging assistant that aids human workers while packaging mid to upper sized and mostly heavy goods.
The main goal is to design and assemble a packaging workstation mostly using standard hardware components resulting in a universal handling system for different products.

Objectif

The project entitled Highly Customizable and Flexible Packaging Station for mid- to upper sized Electronic Consumer Goods using Industrial Robots (CustomPacker) aims at developing and integrating a scalable and flexible packaging assistant that aids human workers while packaging mid to upper sized and mostly heavy goods.Electronic consumer goods, e.g. TV sets, have a large number of variants and are packaged manually. Only in single-variant production lines with high lot sizes, an automation of the packaging step has been introduced. However, automating the packaging process will decrease the production cycle time and costs also for mixed variant production lines, thus allowing that several production lines can be merged to a reduced number of flexible packaging stations. This also allows an optimization with regard to the actual demands of the (various) goods (i.e. number of items produced per day). In order to achieve the realization of these challenging goals for a highly flexible packaging station, CustomPacker will bring together the highly adaptable skills of a human worker together with the precision and ability of robots to carry heavy goods.The main goal of CustomPacker is to design and assemble a packaging workstation mostly using standard hardware components resulting in a universal handling system for different products. Ideally one setup for packaging a high variety of products and components can be implemented, which can be achieved by a teachable system architecture. This will open a new dimension of today's way in how industrial robots are deployed, namely the collaboration of human workers together with robot co-workers. Only by driving the reliability and precision of today's available technology to the limits and by additionally forcing the use of highly sophisticated software modules for worker detection and intention recognition, the cycle times can be reduced in order to justify the investment costs for additional complexity.

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Coordonnées du coordinateur

Frank WALLHOFF, (Project Coordinator)
Tél.: +49 89 289 22616
Fax: +49 89 289 22620
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Coordinateur

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 710 741


Arcisstrasse 21
80333 MUENCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Ulrike Ronchetti
Tél.: +49 89 289 22616
Fax: +49 89 289 22620

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Participants

FERROBOTICS COMPLIANT ROBOT TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 365 200


ALTENBERGERSTRASSE 69
4040 LINZ
Austria
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Paolo Ferrara
Tél.: +43-720-108107-07
Fax: +43-720-108107-10

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PROFACTOR GMBH
Austria

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 446 132


IM STADTGUT A2
4407 STEYR-GLEINK
Austria
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Dieter Brandecker
Tél.: +437252885114
Fax: +437252885101

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MRK - SYSTEME GMBH
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 199 538


STAETZLINGER STRASSE 70
86165 AUGSBURG
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Peter Heiligensetzer
Tél.: 0049 821 7949 580
Fax: 0049 821 7949 581

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Loewe Opta GmbH
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 206 744


Industriestrasse
D96317 Kronach
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Hermann Zeuss
Tél.: +49 9261 99475
Fax: +49 9261 99323

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FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 290 451


CALLE INAKI GOENAGA 5
20600 EIBAR GUIPUZCOA
Spain
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contact administratif: Alicia Piñeiro Moran
Tél.: +34943206744
Fax: +34943202757

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 396 194


TEKNIIKANTIE 4 A
02044 ESPOO
Finland
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contact administratif: Irina Granfors
Tél.: +358 20 722 5347
Fax: +358 20 722 7077

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