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Virtual Automation Networks

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The leading trend in industrial automation is its penetration by IT technologies. Due to their origin in the office world, indeed these technologies and concepts do not reach the industrial standards in areas as security, wireless, safety, and real-time. To keep its dominant market position for automation systems Europe, first, has to cope with the technical challenges which follow from this paradigm change and, second, has to avoid dependencies from the mostly non-European producers of such IT technologies.

Correspondingly, the objective of VAN is to adopt, modify and extend common office/IT solutions according to the above-mentioned standards, aiming at real knowledge-based, intelligent, agile manufacturing enterprises. This implies new dimensions in the horizontal and vertical integration between office and industrial automation domains.

In this context VAN aims at a concrete series of advantages for European industry:
-Leadership in integrating IST into industrial communication technologies for embedded, networked, distributed automation systems
-Strengthen the competitiveness and competence of Europe in industrial automation and communication technology; remarkable contribution to international standardisation
-System integration over local and remote heterogeneous networks - Virtual Automation Networks
-Provide new technologies and extensions to existing IST to fulfil the requirements of industrial applications; Wireless concepts for industry
-Infrastructure for the joint use of embedded devices and IT systems in industrial automation, enabling multi-stakeholder involvement for multidisciplinary and dynamic industrial environments
-Scalable real-time, security and safety capabilities for industrial demands

The VAN project focuses on an important part of a flexible manufacturing automation scheme: the required Industrial communication network for local and wide-area connection between the parts of the automation functions.

Finanzierungsplan

IP - Integrated Project

Koordinator

SIEMENS AG
Adresse
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
Muenchen
Deutschland

Beteiligte (14)

ARINSTEIN - POLSKA SP. Z O.O.
Polen
Adresse
Ul. Osiedle Przemyslowe 2
69-100 Slubice
AUCOTEAM - INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT FUER AUTOMATISIERUNGS- UND COMPUTERTECHNIK MBH BERLIN
Deutschland
Adresse
Storkower Str. 115 A
10407 Berlin
CENTRO DE AUTOMATIZACION, ROBOTICA Y TECNOLOGIAS DE LA INFORMACION Y DE LA FABRICACION
Spanien
Adresse
Parque Tecnologico De Boecillo, Parcela 205
Boecillo
FIDIA S.P.A.
Italien
Adresse
Corso Lombardia 11
10099 San Mauro Torinese
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH
Deutschland
Adresse
Weberstrasse 5
76133 Karlsruhe
HEITEC AG
Deutschland
Adresse
Werner-von-siemens-str. 61
- Erlangen
INSTITUT FUER AUTOMATION UND KOMMUNIKATION E.V. MAGDEBURG
Deutschland
Adresse
Steinfeldstrasse 3 (Igz)
39179 Barleben
MACHINING CENTERS MANUFACTURING S.P.A.
Italien
Adresse
Via Celaschi 19
29020 Vigolzone (Pc)
OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG
Deutschland
Adresse
Universitaetsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg
PHOENIX CONTACT ELECTRONICS GMBH
Deutschland
Adresse
Dringenauer Strasse 30
31812 Bad Pyrmont
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italien
Adresse
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC GMBH
Deutschland
Adresse
Gothaer Strasse 29
40880 Ratingen
TELEPORT SACHSEN-ANHALT GMBH
Deutschland
Adresse
Steinfeldstrasse 3
39179 Barleben
VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Tschechien
Adresse
Antoninska 1
Brno