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MODULAR MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTED CONTROL VIA INTEROPERABLE DIGITAL TWINS

Project description

Interoperable digital twins for flexible industrial systems

To respond to market changes, a reconfigurable manufacturing system (RMS) rapidly changes its structure and adjusts its production capacity and functionality. The EU-funded MODAPTO project envisages flexible industrial systems composed of modules empowered by distributed intelligence through interoperable digital twins (DT) based on industrial standards. The project will enable collective intelligence within modular production schemes for efficient module and production line design, reconfiguration and decision support. Moreover, it will realise reconfigurability through the use of all six RMS principles, augmenting the production module by a DT offering additional distributed intelligence functionalities. MODAPTO will focus on two technological pillars: distributed intelligence and control via interoperable DT and a modular production framework and toolkit.

Objective

MODAPTO envisions flexible industrial systems composed of modules enhanced by distributed intelligence via interoperable Digital Twins (DTs) based on industrial standards. Moreover, it materializes enables collective intelligence within modular production schemes for effective module and production line design, reconfiguration and decision support. Motivated by the six principles of Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, MODAPTO aims at materializing reconfigurability through the joint use of all principles and not by considering it as an isolated vision of each one. To that end, MODAPTO focuses on two technological pillars:

1. Distributed Intelligence & Control via Interoperable Digital Twins
2. Modular Production Framework & Toolkit

Within MODAPTO, each production module is augmented by a DT offering additional distributed intelligence functionalities. MODAPTO standardizes the module’s interface via AAS to enable coordination with other modules and systems. MODAPTO also proposes a framework for production design and reconfiguration supported by collective intelligence tools.

MODAPTO will be implemented in 3 industrial UCs involving 4 manufacturers at 3 different levels to showcase its versatility and applicability. UC1 targets the development of production modules (robots) with novel sustainability capabilities, while UC2 production reconfiguration and optimization even for single lots. UC3 targets the timely set up of press shop lines and coordination with robots and AGVs to handle supply chain disruptions in collaboration with the producer of semi-finished product kits.

MODAPTO aims at substantial KPI improvements related to efficiency, cost, quality, energy and sustainability. Moreover, MODAPTO will develop business models facilitating its transferability to other sectors and the adoption of its industrial strategies, especially by SMEs, while supporting knowledge transfer via workforce and trainers’ training activities.

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Coordinator

ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Net EU contribution
€ 609 375,00
Address
Rizareiou 10
15233 Athina
Greece

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Αττική Aττική Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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