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Modular Open System Architecture for Industrial Motion Control

Objective

The objective of MOSAIC is to analyse, design, specify and implement an open modular architecture for motion control (OMC) for handling equipment (industrial robots), automatic vehicles (mobile autonomous robots) and special-purpose systems (motion-oriented shop-floor systems).

The architecture design referred both to hardware and software. The resulting architecture consists of functional modules with open interfaces. By the definition of different control levels of sophistication, the application spectrum ranges from low cost controllers up to complex motion controllers for redundant robot kinematics. Modularity and flexible configurability of the control architecture is ensured by the use and preparation of standardized external interfaces, bus systems, communication protocols and internal interface descriptions.

Modular and unified motion control systems will enrich the control equipment market by:

- exchangeability of control systems and components
- configuration and adaptation by the system integrator
- higher production volumes of standardized control products
- new control applications at reasonable costs for the user
- market access for SMEs to a multi-vendor market

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Nobelstrasse 12
70569 Stuttgart
Germany

Participants (11)

BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG (BMW)
Germany
Address
Petuelring 130
80809 München
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA)
France
Address
Centre D'études De Grenoble 17 Avenue Des Martyrs
38041 Grenoble
FAGOR
Spain
Address
Bo San Andres, /144
20500 Mondragon
MARI Applied Technologies Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Boldon Business Park Witney Way
NE35 9PE Boldon
MIKRON
Germany
Address
Breslauer Straße 1-3
85386 Eching
Marben
France
Address
38 Rue Copernic
75116 Paris
NEDERLANDSE PHILIPS BEDRIJVEN BV
Netherlands
Address
Kastanjelaan, 1218
5600 MD Eindhoven
ODENSE STEEL SHIPYARD
Denmark
Address
Kystvejen /Munkebo, 150, 176
5100 Odense
ROL
France
Address
Rue Rene Razel
91892 Orsay
TECNIRO-DESENVOL.DE EQUIP.INDUSTRIAL
Portugal
Address
Daniel Augusto Silva, 157B
2700 Alfragide
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Nobelstrasse 12C
70569 Stuttgart