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Communications Network for Manufacturing Applications

Objective

This project continues the work of ESPRIT projects 955 and 2617 (CNMA) in the specification, implementation, validation and demonstration of newly emerging standard communications protocols for use in industrial environments.
Progress has been made in the area of internationally standardized communications for devices in the shop floor environment. Barriers to the adoption of open systems interconnection (OSI) technology have been identified.
Work items in this project will address:

- network management
- companion standards for Manufacturing Message Specification (MMS)
- application interfaces
- remote database access
- event management.

The implementation of these standards will be independently verified by a test-bed technology project and validated and demonstrated in high voltage transformer manufacture, carburettor assembly facilities and the aerospace industry. Technology transfer to SMEs will also be emphasised.

Exploitation

The work is expected to further advance the state of the art in industrial open communications and to improve the competitive position of European industry. The results of the project will be submitted to both national, European and international standards bodies to ensure recognition of European industrial requirements. Migration paths from proprietary systems to systems based on international standards will be demonstrated.

Coordinator

British Aerospace Defence Ltd
Address
Guild Centre Lords Walk
PR1 1RE Preston
United Kingdom

Participants (16)

AEROSPATIALE
France
Address
84 Rue Beranger
92322 Châtillon
Alcatel TITN
France
Address
1 Rue Galvani
91301 Massy
Bull SA
France
Address
Tour Bull 1 Place Carpeaux Puteaux
92039 Paris La Défense
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
El - Ecublens
1015 Lausanne
EFACEC - HV TRANSFORMER MANUFACTURE
Portugal
Address

Porto
ERROBOTIKA ETA AUTOMATIZAZIORAKO TALDE TEKNOLOGIKOA
Spain
Address
Barrio Belako - Belako Elkartegia, S/n
48100 Mungia (Vizcaya)
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung eV (FhG)
Germany
Address
Fraunhoferstraße 1
76131 Karlsruhe
Magneti Marelli SpA
Italy
Address
Via Aldo Borletti 61/63
20011 Milano
NIXDORF COMPUTER SOFTWARE
Ireland
Address
Leeson Close, Leeson Street
Dublin 2
Olivetti Ricerca ScpA
Italy
Address
Via Fanelli, 206/16
70125 Bari
RENAULT SA
France
Address
34 Quai Du Point Du Jour
92109 Boulogne-billancourt
Siemens AG
Germany
Address
Paul-gossen-straße 100
91052 Erlangen
Syntax Sistemi Software SpA
Italy
Address
Via Fanelli 206/16
70125 Bari
TELEMECANIQUE
France
Address
45 Boulevard Franklin Roosevelt
92500 Rueil-malmaison
UNIVERSIDAD DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Rua Dos Bragas
4000 Porto
Universitaet Stuttgart
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart