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Factory Automation Edge Computing Operating System Reference Implementation

Objectif

Despite the proclaimed benefits (i.e. scalability, reliability, cost-effectiveness) of Future Internet (FI) technologies (i.e. edge & cloud computing, IoT/CPS) for factory automation, their adoption from manufacturers remains low for various reasons, including technology issues (e.g. poor situation awareness, limited deployments, no standards-based reference implementations) and the lack of a smooth migration path from legacy systems.
FAR-EDGE is a joint effort of leading experts in manufacturing, industrial automation and FI technologies towards the smooth and wider adoption of virtualized factory automation solutions based on FI technologies. It will research a novel factory automation platform based on edge computing architectures and IoT/CPS technologies. FAR-EDGE will provide a reference implementation of emerging standards-based solutions for industrial automation (RAMI 4.0 Industrial Internet Consortium reference architecture), along with simulation services for validating automation architectures and production scheduling scenarios. FAR-EDGE will lower the barriers for manufacturers to move towards Industrie 4.0 as a means of facilitating mass-customization and reshoring. Emphasis will be paid in the study of migration options from legacy centralized architectures, to emerging FAR-EDGE based ones.
FAR-EDGE will be validated in real-life plants (VOLVO, WHIRLPOOL) in the scope of user-driven scenarios (business-cases) for mass-customization and reshoring, where tangible improvements relating to reliability, productivity increase, quality cost, reduction in adaptation effort/costs will be measured and evaluated. Also, a wide range of migration scenarios will be evaluated in the scope of a CPS manufacturing testbed.
FAR-EDGE will also establish a unique ecosystem for FI factory automation solutions, which will bring together the FoF and FI communities (e.g. EFFRA, Industrie 4.0 AIOTI, ARTEMIS JU) and will ensure sustainability of FAR-EDGE results.

Appel à propositions

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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H2020-FOF-2016

Coordinateur

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 593 750,00
Adresse
PIAZZALE DELL'AGRICOLTURA 24
00144 ROMA
Italie

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Région
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Coût total
€ 593 750,00

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