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Scalable automation for flexible production systems

Objective

The main objective of the ScalABLE 4.0 project is the development and demonstration of an open scalable production system framework (OSPS) that can be used efficiently and effectively to visualize, virtualize, construct, control, maintain and optimize production lines. The OSPS aims to provides this through a) a tight integration of the enterprise information systems with transformable automation equipment paired up with b) the necessary open APIs for optimized solutions on all hierarchy levels.
The development of this OSPS framework is an answer to the growing demand of manufacturing companies to have efficient tools enabling them to optimize the organization of their production lines ‘on the fly’ and that have approached members of the consortium over the past few years. Two of these companies (PSA and Simoldes Plasticos) are part of the consortium and are at the center of this proposal. To assure full generality of the framework, they have defined two highly challenging use-cases against which the OSPS will be verified, tested and demonstrated on site and under industrial conditions.
This will be achieved by a tight integration between (a) advanced robots production devices ,
(b) a highly advanced model for the plant, (c) decision support technologies (d) advanced networked interfaces and plug and produce technologies.
The expected economic impact is considerable and easily measurable in the demonstrator: by dynamically scaling the production resources to the current production volume and variant, both end-users will demonstrate substantial savings generated by the adaptable production capacity.
For instance, the pilot engine production plant at PSA would be able to save approx 10 M€ just for the ramp-up of a single
line.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 928 726,45

Participants (7)

PSA AUTOMOBILES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 629 042,79
Address
2/10 Boulevard De L'europe
78300 Poissy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIMOLDES PLASTICOS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 491 875
Address
Rua Comendador Antonio Da Silva Rodrigues 165
3721-902 Oliveira De Azemeis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 703 288,94
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 670 788,94
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SARKKIS - ROBOTICS LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 262 038,94
Address
Rua Alfredo Allen, 455/461
4200-135 Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CRITICAL MANUFACTURING SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 257 038,94
Address
Rua Eng Frederico Ulrich 2650
4470-605 Moreira Da Maia Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 56 250
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments