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Intelligent Reconfigurable Machines for Smart Plug&Produce Production

Objective

The vision of I-RAMP³ is to enable the European industry towards smart manufacturing systems in conventional production. The project aims at creating innovative solutions in order to improve the competitiveness for this industry sector. This goal will be reached by a new concept for fast and optimized ramp-up and operation of production lines with heterogeneous devices. By this, significant reduction of time and efforts during the setup and re-configuration of production will be reached. At the same time, production costs will be reduced by increasing the efficiency of manu-facturing.

This challenge will be tackled by the introduction of the so called NETDEVs. This new kind of agent-based production devices is equipped with standardized interfaces and standardized communication protocols as well as self-descriptive capabilities. Furthermore, NETDEVs are able to optimize themselves to varying setup of production and production conditions by negotiating with each other. A plug-in concept of different models allow for easy extension of NETDEVs for maintenance and re-use purposes. By revealing hidden features I-RAMP³ technology is able to multiply the usability of conventional devices.

The I-RAMP³ concept covers also new approaches for the smart introduction of intelligent sensors and actuators as they play a significant role in future smart factories. Such systems will be equipped with standardized interfaces and advanced communication skills in order to improve plug&work.

The holistic concept of I-RAMP³ for enabling future smart factories is completed by the introduction of knowledge-based modules for Manufacturing Execution Systems. The additional features of the I-RAMP³ approach allow for increasing flexibility and fault-tolerance during production.

Having I-RAMP³ technology available, a significant step towards plug&produce technology as well as better modularity, maintainability and reusability will be done.

Call for proposal

FP7-2012-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

HARMS & WENDE GMBH & CO KG
Address
Grossmoorkehre 9
21079 Hamburg
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 947 370
Administrative Contact
Michael Peschl (Mr.)

Participants (11)

AWL-TECHNIEK BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 513 800
Address
Nobelstraat 37
3846 CE Harderwijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Moniek Nieuwenhuizen (Mrs.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 749 361
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
GAMAX SZAMITASTECHNIKAI KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 279 000
Address
Bartok Bela Ut 15 D
1114 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gábor Horváth (Mr.)
TECHNAX INDUSTRIE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 279 840
Address
Rue Des Freres Lumiere 23 Zone Industrielle De Revoisson
69740 Genas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Didier Faure (Mr.)
HOCHSCHULE KARLSRUHE-TECHNIK UND WIRTSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 421 200
Address
Moltkestrasse 30
76133 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Norbert Link (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 328 400
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ana Cristina Teixeira Pinto (Ms.)
STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 377 595
Address
Willi Bleicher Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Loeffler (Dr.)
CRITICAL MANUFACTURING SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 316 800
Address
Rua Eng Frederico Ulrich 2650
4470-605 Moreira Da Maia Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Augusto Vilarinho (Mr.)
IEF WERNER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 410 760
Address
Wendelhofstrasse 6
78120 Furtwangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Moser (Mr.)
INOS HELLAS AE EFARMOGES PLIROFORIKIS AUTOMATISMOU ROMBO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 212 400
Address
Sarantaporou 14 Metonos
15561 Cholargos Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Costas Voliotis (Dr.)
FREEDOMGROW - SISTEMAS DE INFORMACAO SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Rua Dr Afonso Cordeiro 877 Sala 201
4450 007 Matosinhos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joao Correia (Mr.)