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Textile Work Intelligence by hierarchical closed-loop control for product and process quality in the Textile Industry

Objective

The objective of TexWIN is to increase productivity by up to 20% and reduce down-times of machines by one third of workshop factories; due to a reduction of stop times, set-up times and waiting times, increased flexibility and reliability of processes, and due to reduced sampling effort. The breakthrough is to exploit existing knowledge available in various factory internal and factory external sources by (1) combining and evaluating process state information as well as product and material characteristics and (2) deriving best production instructions. Additionally existing production knowledge and experiences from production operators will be preserved and made available by the CBR module. This will be enabled by the hierarchical control structure "TexWIN-Concept" consisting of an adaptive and modular system "TexWIN-System" and re-engineered "TexWIN-Processes" improving quality of products and processes of workshop factory operations. The “TexWIN-System" integrates the two following units: (a) the factory controller for the improvement of the process schedule and event-based coordination of factory (inter-)operations and (b) the adaptive CBR-based production unit controller for identification of best process recipes/machine settings concerning product quality and production process set-up and execution efficiency. The modules will be integrated into a common communication framework, which will enable flexible interfacing and ontology-based information transformation. The "TexWIN-Processes" are adapted factory business processes which allow maximising the efficiency and quality effects and seamless integration into existing factories. TexWIN, which will be tested within in 5 textile and plastic mills, will be best suited for industries dealing basically with make-to-order production, small batches, high-quality product variants, workshop production, complex processes and non-homogeneous and/or natural materials.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2009-SMALL-3
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Coordinator

DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUR TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF
Address
Korschtalstrasse 26
73770 Denkendorf
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 744 840
Administrative Contact
Peter Steiger (Mr.)

Participants (12)

FRATELLI PIACENZA S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 297 334
Address
Regione Cisi
13814 Pollone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
E. Alessandro Canepa (Dr.)
ITEMA (Switzerland) A.G.
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Binzackerstrasse 41
8620 Wetzikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Schaad (Mr.)
Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 98 340
Address
Klosterstrasse 20
8406 Winterthur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Griesshammer (Mr.)
DOMINA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 308 820
Address
Via Milano 16
13856 Vigliano Biellese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Fasana (Dr.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 242 268
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pierluigi Fanchin (Mr.)
BOTTO GIUSEPPE E FIGLI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 88 200
Address
Via B. Sella 166
13068 Valle Mosso (Bi)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pier Mario Mello Teggia (Mr.)
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 335 340
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Laperre (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 312 125
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Valenti Guasch (Mr.)
MILLIKEN EUROPE BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 183 696
Address
Ham 18
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Lammens (Mr.)
BELGIAN MONITORING SYSTEMS BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 355 296
Address
Theodoor Sevenslaan 106
8500 Kortrijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Lauwers (Mr.)
MARCHI & FILDI SPA - INDUSTRIE ITALIANE FILATI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 84 000
Address
Via Maestri Del Lavoro 4/A
13900 Biella
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luca Mazzini (Mr.)
Dyckhoff GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 138 440
Address
Hauenhorster Strasse 131-143
48431 Rheine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Egbers (Mr.)