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Systematic Concurrent Design of Products, Equipments and Control Systems

Objective

The objective of SCOPES is to develop a system for the concurrent engineering of families of mechanical, electro-mechanical and electronic assemblies. The system will encompass the design of both the products and the production equipment and control systems used in their manufacture.

The work will cover the following aspects:

- product design, using design-for-assembly rules and recommendations
- assembly planning, based on geometrical and topological information about the product
- design of assembly cells using a database of existing equipment
- validation of cell design by simulation, taking into account scheduling, flow control and error recovery aspects
- scheduling, monitoring and work-flow control of the shop-floor assembly system, based on the results of simulation.

Pilot demonstrations are foreseen, covering manual and automated assembly scenarios. The consortium includes industrial members supplying CAD/CAM and shop-floor control systems, who will incorporate the results of the project into their products.

Coordinator

TELEMECANIQUE
Address
45 Boulevard Franklin Roosevelt
92500 Rueil-malmaison
France

Participants (8)

Cranfield University
United Kingdom
Address

MK43 0AL Cranfield
DASSAULT SYSTEMES
France
Address
24-28 Avenue De General De Gaulle
92156 Suresnes
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Inf- Ecublens
1015 Lausanne
FICHTEL & SACHS
Germany
Address
Ernst Sachs Straße 62
97424 Schweinfurt
MEMZIKEN AUTOMATION MAT
Switzerland
Address
, 167
5737 Memziken
Mandelli SpA
Italy
Address
Via Caorsana 35-112
29100 Piacenza
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Nobelstrasse 12C
70569 Stuttgart
WTCM INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION
Belgium
Address
Rue Des Drapiers, 21
1050 Bruxelles