The project has generated the following results:
- A pilot plant, in the reinforcement workshop of Spanbeton B.V. which operates as an integrated production cell. The pilot plant exhibits an overall 40% improvement in productivity.
- The application of a six-axis industrial robot to the assembly (i.e welding) of 2D and 3D reinforcement components.
- A 2D stirrup assembly machine.
- A 'sandwich' machine for the production of 3D mesh panels, consisting of a slab of insulation sandwiched between two meshes.
- A flexible 2D mesh welding machine.
- Control software for the management of a reinforcement workshop as an integrated production cell.
- Communication software for the interface between the control software and machines in a reinforcement production cell.
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