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white room based on Reconfigurable robotic Island for optoelectronics

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 609228

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 647 718

  • EU contribution

    € 6 399 550

Coordinated by:

PRIMA INDUSTRIE SPA

Italy

Objective

The young optoelectronic industry has critical mass and already impacts for more than the 10% on the European economy, employing 290 000 people and guarantees a stable double digit growth in current and coming years. Europe is playing a leading role in R&D (>1,000 research organization active) and is still able to face Far East and American competitors in manufacturing. white’R is a necessary action to translate this R&D excellence into future leadership in manufacturing high value added optoelectronic devices. white’R production island aims to make a move away from the manual assembly processes that have characterized the industry for decades to high-accuracy, high-yield, automated methods.
The new manufacturing concept is based on the combination of fully automated, self contained, “white room” modules whose components - robots, end effectors, transport, handling and tooling systems - are conceived as “Plug&Produce” mechatronic sub-modules properly configured coherently with the production requirements. The technical objectives of white’R system are: 50% reduction of cost compared to current productions system; 30% set-up and ramp-up time reduction by self adaptive reconfigurability; All components of the production system reusable re-assembled and upgraded in a new different system; Creation of a EU/International standard for optoelectronic package configuration.
The achievement of the objectives will be demonstrated by 2 different demonstrators where the same white’R island will be reconfigured to be used in two different real industrial environments related to the laser processing (Prima Power) and the solar energy systems (NSL). white’R team forms a lean and efficient organization linking together 3 academic and research institutions to 10 industrial partners from 5 different countries, including both system development companies and industrial end users.

Coordinator

PRIMA INDUSTRIE SPA

Address

Strada Torino Pianezza 36
10093 Collegno

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 638 500

Administrative Contact

Paolo Calefati (Dr.)

Participants (12)

SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 793 820

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 413 062

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 325 200

SYSTHMATA YPOLOGISTIKIS ORASHS IRIDA LABS AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 359 800

ANTOPTIMA SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 428 800

SYNESIS-SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 510 880

GLOBOTICS INDUSTRIES SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 805 268

SOLAR CAPTURE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 410 416

FRAMOS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 375 200

PRIMA ELECTRO SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 521 000

IRIS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 408 004

OPI PHOTONICS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 409 600

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 609228

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 647 718

  • EU contribution

    € 6 399 550

Coordinated by:

PRIMA INDUSTRIE SPA

Italy