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Brazil-Europe - MOnitoring and COntrol FRAmeworks

Project description

The manufacturing industry in Europe and Brazil experience an increasing need for flexibility in production activities that must adapt to a continuously changing world-market demand. The key issue to survive the worldwide competition will be the capacity of putting new and innovative products on the market, enhancing systems' flexibility through advanced ICT tools and architectures ensuring efficiency, performance and robustness, with the constraint of high production variability.

BEMO-COFRA aims to improve factories productivity through the adoption and evolution of the service-oriented LinkSmart middleware from the Hydra project and a structured Point to Point (P2P) network architecture that is being pursued in the EBBITS project ensuring a maximum of interoperability between heterogeneous structures and with end-to-end characteristics for production systems. New production processes will be able to adapt quicker to new productive targets and needs with a much lower impact in terms of costs, development, set-up and ramp-up times.

The project targets the following benefits:

the overall increase of flexibility, performance and reconfigurability of new agile manufacturing systems: today the investment cost spent in average for reconfiguring existing production facilities is indicated as nearly to 40% of initial investment;

an optimal operation maintenance despite varying conditions.

an improvement in efficiency of approximately 20%, accompanied by increased equipment up-time (till 90%) in cases of major variations/uncertainties in process parameters and/or in cases of frequent managed changes in production.

The consortium consists of nine organisations from six different countries (Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Italy and Brazil), and a very powerful Brazilian cluster of research and industrial players with a balanced industrial and research focus and is well suited for rapid exploiting the results across Europe and Brazil.

COMAU is a world leader in manufacturing and production optimisation equipment as well as system integration, especially for the automotive and aerospace industry and assures a real professional orientation towards exploitation of the project results.

CNET, IN-JET and IVISION are innovative SME technology providers, who will gain leading technology developments in their respective areas of software, WSAN and control system development in manufacturing.

FIT, ISMB and Fraunhofer represent leading research institutions in Europe that will contribute their expertise in SoA and middleware development (FIT), dependability and management features in large scale WSAN (ISMB) and resource constraint embedded systems and wireless networking technologies for WSANs on hardware and software level (VTT). The internationally well-known Networking and Telecommunications Research Group of UFPE will contribute to smart sensor networks and coordinate the project from Brazilian side and UFAM will support dissemination and exploitation of the project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-EU-Brazil
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 231 177
Administrative Contact
Markus Eisenhauer (Dr.)

Participants (4)

IN-JET APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 104 700
Address
Jeppe Aakjaers Vej 15
3460 Birkerod
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jesper Thestrup (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 266 486
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Markus Taumberger (Mr.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 189 462
Address
Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Barbara Branca (Ms.)
CNET SVENSKA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 208 175
Address
Svardvagen 3A
182 33 Danderyd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Rosengren (Mr.)