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white room based on Reconfigurable robotic Island for optoelectronics

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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/optoelectronics
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

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

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
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alessia Neviani (Mrs.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 413 062
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Taisch (Prof.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 325 200
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vasso Velaora (Mrs.)
SYSTHMATA YPOLOGISTIKIS ORASHS IRIDA LABS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 359 800
Address
Magoula
26500 Rio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vassilis Tsagaris (Dr.)
ANTOPTIMA SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 428 800
Address
Via Aprica 26
6900 Lugano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlo Lepori (Prof.)
SYNESIS-SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 510 880
Address
Via Cavour 2
22074 Lomazzo Co
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Antonella Decorato
GLOBOTICS INDUSTRIES SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 805 268
Address
Via Riale Righetti
6503 Bellinzona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Bianchini (Dr.)
SOLAR CAPTURE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 410 416
Address
Albert Street
NE24 1LZ Blyth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominique Morrison (Dr.)
FRAMOS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 375 200
Address
Mehlbeerenstrasse 2
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandra Conrado (Ms.)
PRIMA ELECTRO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 521 000
Address
Strada Carignano 48 2
10024 Moncalieri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco Sgandurra (Mr.)
IRIS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 408 004
Address
Corso Unione Sovietica 612/21
10135 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manuel Lai (Mr.)
OPI PHOTONICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 409 600
Address
Via Conte Rosso 3
10121 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Braglia (Dr.)