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"Skill-based Propagation of ""Plug&Produce""-Devices in Reconfigurable Production Systems by AML"

Objective

"It is increasingly evident that the era of mass production is being replaced by the era of market niches. The key to creating products that can meet the demands of a diversified customer base is a short development cycle yielding low cost, high quality goods in sufficient quantity to meet demand. This makes flexibility an increasingly important attribute to manufacturing.
In response the reconfigurable manufacturing system (RMS) concept has emerged in the last few years as an attempt to achieve the required manufacturing flexibility. A RMS proposes a manufacturing system where machine components, machines, cells, or material handling units can be added, removed, modified, or interchanged as needed to respond quickly to changing requirements. Compared to flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), this approach is believed to have the potential to offer a cheaper solution, in the long run [...] as it can increase the life and utility of a manufacturing system.
A lot of research has been conducted towards establishing such a production system, the most prominent of those approaches being the ""Plug&Produce"" paradigm - in analogy to the ""Plug&Play"" paradigm of the Computer Industry. 'Plug-and-Produce' allows the automatic configuration and seamless integration of heterogeneous devices into a system.
However, while the ""Plug&Produce"" paradigm has contributed greatly towards reducing commissioning effort and ramp-up time for new components, it has been too focussed on solving interoperability issues by means of standardized interfaces and service or agent-oriented ICT-architectures.
Enhancing these approaches by taking into account the knowledge about the capabilities/skills of the new devices and their impact on the overall capabilities/skills of the production system in terms of operational procedures and economical KPI would increase the versatility and efficiency of production sites."

Call for proposal

FP7-2012-NMP-ICT-FoF
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KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
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€ 521 600
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Thomas Maier (Mr.)

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FAUDE AUTOMATISIERUNGSTECHNIK
Germany
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€ 283 200
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Max Planck Strasse 10
71116 Gartringen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Dieter Faude (Mr.)
AKEO PLUS
France
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€ 640 942,50
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769 Rue De L'outarde Za En Beauvoir
01500 Chateau Gaillard
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Stephane Morel (Mr.)
VISUAL COMPONENTS OY
Finland
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€ 333 600
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Vanrikinkuja 2
02600 Espoo
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Ricardo Velez (Mr.)
ROBOCONCEPT S.L.
Spain
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€ 101 400
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Paseo Mikeletegi 7
20009 San Sebastián
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Yon San Martin (Mr.)
FZI FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK
Germany
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€ 269 013
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Haid Und Neu Strasse 10-14
76131 Karlsruhe
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Research Organisations
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Viktor Schubert (Mr.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
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€ 416 800
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University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Vasso Velaora (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
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Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
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€ 212 062
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Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
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Iñigo Lazkanotegi (Mr.)
DRESDEN ELEKTRONIK INGENIEURTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
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€ 193 875
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Enno-heidebroek-strasse 12
01237 Dresden
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Anett Mesch (Ms.)
K.MET AS
Estonia
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€ 175 500
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Hanila Sjk Hanila Vald
90102 Laanemaa
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Raivo Kallas (Mr.)
ACTIMAGE CONSULTING SAS
France
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€ 252 293,50
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Rue Du Louvre 15 Boïte 1
75001 Paris
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Marc Lott (Dr.)