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Fast Ramp-up and Adaptive Manufacturing Environment

Objective

The aim of the FRAME project is a paradigm shift from the conventional human-driven ramp-up and system integration process to fully automated, self-learning and self-aware production systems. In particular, the project will deliver new methods to represent structure, capability and behaviour not only on machine level, but from a holistic point-of-view. This overall view allows the production system to actually understand the effects of process to the others, thereby allowing the development of novel methods to automatically detect bottlenecks, errors and potential for system optimisations with regards to the fine-tuning of processes. Furthermore, the project will integrate time-compressed simulation sandpits with a self-learning manufacturing environment that allows to automatically propose strategies to fine-tune processes during the ramp-up or in response to changes or disruptive events. The outcomes of the project will therefore facilitate the development of self-learning production systems that are easy to deploy and can react to fluctuations and disruptive events. This in turn, will drastically decrease system ramp-up times and down-times for European industrial sectors and thereby increasing productivity and yield. For system integrators it will particular lay the foundation for the successful system-to-service transformation from static capital-intensive production lines towards using dynamic manufacturing services on demand. The project aim is supported by the following key objectives: • Developing self-aware manufacturing systems enable by sensor enhanced machines • New self-learning strategies to accelerate the ramp-up, system optimisation and reaction to disruptive events • Supporting the system-to-service transformation in manufacturing by automating the deployment of manufacturing services into the line

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 766 276,14

Participants (9)

DIAD SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 280 199
Address
Strada Della Praia 12/c
10090 Buttigliera Alta

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sonia Sereno (Dr.)
Mikron SA Boudry
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 426 792,93
Address
Route Du Vignoble 17
2000 Boudry

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Werro (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 453 607
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 14 025
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Nigel Bone (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 352 021,38
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosemary Gault (Dr.)
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 269 483,38
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sabine Terzyk (Ms.)
IDEKO S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 299 047,56
Address
Calle Arriaga 2
20870 Elgoibar

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joseba Perez Bilbatua (Mr.)
HEITEC AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 163 535
Address
Werner Von Siemens Strasse 61
91052 Erlangen

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carsten Wehner (Mr.)
Advanced data processing GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 225 012,61
Address
Breitscheidstraße 78
01237 Dresden

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Knut Voigtlaender (Mr.)