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ENergy Efficient Process pLAnning system

Objective

Today’s manufacturing plants provide a number of different processing possibilities for manufacturing a specific product. Each one of these processing possibilities poses different advantages and limitations that are function of both geometry and lot size of the part to be manufactured. However, one of the main driving forces in today’s production is the environmental friendliness and the energy efficiency of the production itself. Additionally, the manufacturing processes are needed to be able to quickly shift between diverse manufacturing operations with short transfer, program and set-up times without compromises to quality, reliability and life-cycle costs. In the proposed project the main object is the development of manufacturing systems that will be highly flexible, and, at the same time, closely adapted to the single product. These manufacturing systems need for an engineering tool able to cover the whole plant operation, from the overall planning of the plant operation (such as the routes that the product follow within the plant and the scheduling of the production) down to the individual process programming (such as process operation, energy efficiency etc). The process planning approach of today is based on expert systems that are able to propose alternative process plans for the manufacturing of a specific product. Additionally there are tools able to simulate the operation of each machine station both from technological (process parameters, energy efficiency, etc) and economical point of view. All of the available systems though are able to cover only portion of the production, requiring exchange of data between different systems and thus making the overall optimization of the plant operation a hard task. The proposed project will deliver a manufacturing planning decision support tool for the optimization of the plant operation that will be able to be used from the conceptual phase of the product to the final dispatch of the product to the customer.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/expert systems

Call for proposal

FP7-2011-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

PRIMA INDUSTRIE SPA
Address
Strada Torino Pianezza 36
10093 Collegno
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 366 880
Administrative Contact
Paolo Calefati (Dr.)

Participants (18)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irina Granfors (Ms.)
FINN-POWER OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 431 225
Address
Nuppivayla 7
60100 Seinajoki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juha Makitalo (Dr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 355 000
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
GORENJE ORODJARNA DOO VELENJE PARTIZANSKA 12
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 77 277
Address
Partizanska Cesta 12
3320 Velenje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Blaž Nardin (Dr.)
CADCAMATION KMR SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 360 280
Address
Route De Chancy 103
1213 Onex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Van Khai Nguyen (Mr.)
DEBBACHE-LAGIOS EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 104 700
Address
A Metaxa 19
14564 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adel Debbache (Mr.)
GIGANT ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 156 900
Address
Via Bargellino 25
40012 Calderara Di Reno Bo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Montalto (Mr.)
EXALCO ANONIMI ETAIRIA BIOMHCHANIA ALOYMINIOY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 58 800
Address
5 Km Larissas Athina
41110 Larissa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kostas Poultsidis (Mr.)
TEKS SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 301 600
Address
Rue Du Praya, Les Toits Blancs 23
05100 Montgenevre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Krain (Dr.)
INNOVAZIONE AUTOMOTIVE E METALMECCANICA SCARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 110 730
Address
Via Nazionale Snc
66030 Santa Maria Imbaro
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raffaele Trivilino (Dr.)
SYM VOULOI KAI PROIONTA LOGISMIKOU AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 177 410
Address
Michalakopoulou Str 64
11528 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
George Papanikolopoulos (Mr.)
IDEKO S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 459 108
Address
Calle Arriaga 2
20870 Elgoibar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joseba Perez Bilbatua (Mr.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 899 800
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vasso Velaora (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 336 280
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irina Granfors (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 363 137
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giacomo Davide Bianchi (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 243 600
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)
NEWBURGH ENGINEERING CO LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 140 400
Address
Bessemer Way
S60 1FB Rotherham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Middleton (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'AQUILA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 56 760
Address
Piazza Santa Margherita 2
67100 L Aquila
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Domenico Schettini (Dr.)