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Innovative Reuse of modular knowledge Based devices and technologies for Old, Renewed and New factories

Objective

The vision of ReBORN is to demonstrate strategies and technologies that support a new paradigm for re-use of production equipment in old, renewed and new factories; maximizing the efficiency of this re-use and making the factory design process much easier and straight forward, shortening ramp-up times and increasing production efficiency and flexibility. This paradigm will give new life to decommissioned production systems and equipment, making it possible their “reborn” in new production lines.

Integration of ReBORN results will extend production equipment life cycle and contribute to economic and environmental sustainability of production systems without jeopardizing European machinery industry. This new modular production equipment will be re-used between production systems but will require servicing and upgrading. For that European machinery industry will move from an equipment-based business to a value added business, where equipment servicing and equipment knowledge are main business drivers.

The proposed paradigm builds on self-aware and knowledge-based equipment that need functionalities to collect and manage information regarding their capabilities and their evolution over time, maintenance, upgrade or refurbishment operations over it lifetime; and information of use and wear. To do so, versatile and modular, task-driven plug&produce devices, with built-in capabilities for self-assessment and optimal re-use will be implemented, along with strategies for their re-use and models for factory layout design and adaptive configuration.

ReBORN will demonstrate the technologies for intelligent repair, upgrade and re-use of equipment, the (re-)design of factory layouts and flexible & adaptable production on shopfloor within several industrial demonstration scenarios.
Having ReBORN technology available, significant reduced efforts when setting-up and ramping-up production systems will be achieved and a significant step towards 100% re-use will be done.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD)
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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
€ 955 770
Administrative Contact
Ralf Bothfeld (Mr.)

Participants (17)

FAGOR AUTOMATION S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 218 100
Address
Barrio San Andres 19
20500 Mondragon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Perez (Mr.)
CRITICAL MANUFACTURING SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 223 460
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.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 322 250
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Onida (Dr.)
IEF WERNER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 307 675,25
Address
Wendelhofstrasse 6
78120 Furtwangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Moser (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 981 767,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 349 344
Address
Willi Bleicher Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Loeffler (Dr.)
HOCHSCHULE KARLSRUHE-TECHNIK UND WIRTSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 267 500
Address
Moltkestrasse 30
76133 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Schweizer (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 26 755,04
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 256 124
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hanna Honkamäkilä (Mrs.)
GAMAX SZAMITASTECHNIKAI KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 166 400
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.)
INSTITUTO DE SISTEMAS E ROBOTICA-ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 240 700
Address
Polo Ii Vila Franca
3030 290 Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Cristina Teixeira Pinto (Ms.)
ISG-INDUSTRIELLE STEUERUNGSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 380 900
Address
Rosenbergstrasse 28
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Eger (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 207 155
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roberto Prieto (Prof.)
PARO AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 446 776
Address
Dahlienweg 15
4553 Subingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Frauenfelder (Mr.)
Z.E.C. AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 214 636
Address
Freiburgstrasse 69
3280 Murten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Zeugin (Mr.)
TECHNAX INDUSTRIE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 276 375,50
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.)
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 258 244,96
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christopher Malins (Dr.)