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European Take-up of Essential Information Society Technologies - Integrated Machine Vision Cluster

Objective

EUTIST-IMV is a TRIAL action aimed at demonstrating the business benefits which can be obtained by applying advanced machine vision technology integrated into practical applications. The cluster consists of sixteen subactivities, each aimed at a particular application of machine vision. The results of the subactivities will demonstrate that machine vision is a technology which can yield business benefits in these sectors, and has potential in other sectors. The cluster will disseminate the results and successes of each sub-activity with the aim of attracting new end-users and driving the exploitation of technology. Dissemination will take the form of Web-based material, printed material such as flyers which will be used in targeted mailshots. SMEs will be a particular target group. The measurable impact of the work will be assessed at the end of the project, and a report will be produced.

OBJECTIVES
The objectives of EUTIST-IMV are: to demonstrate that advanced machine vision is a technology which has the potential to deliver benefits across a range of applications and market sectors; to show that the benefits can be achieved cost effectively; to disseminate the results of the cluster; and to identify further exploitation routes. These objectives will be achieved through a number of sub-activities. These will focus on a number of market sectors including automotive parts manufacture, paper making, timber sawing, manufacture of large structures, textile finishing and glass production. A further objective of EUTIST-IMV will be to assess the measurable impact of the project in a report produced at the end of the activity.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The cluster consists of the following sub-activities concerned with prototyping applications by integrating advanced machine vision technology: 3D-INLINE: 3d-in-line measurement for the automotive industry. The objective is to show that using integrated machine vision, 100% quality control can be achieved for 10,000,000 pieces made by machine lathe per year. ASPIC-LINUX: Low-cost, fully functional software tools for design and implementation of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications. CVADCONTROL: A computer vision solution for monitoring advertising control in press and magazines. The application will demonstrate how the image recognition techniques can be used to generate a database of advertisements. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of the database will be possible. IMBUS: Inspection and monitoring of bus manufacturing. This activity will provide an automatic real-time prototype for measuring large structures during manufacture. IMTEX: Image guided distortion measurement for control of a weft straightening machine. The system will demonstrate that the amount of sub-standard textile material produced during the finishing process can be reduced. KNOT: Real-time longitudinal knot and profile control system for automatic edge and trimming in sawmills. The system will show that it is possible to improve the quality of the sawn wood by 10-15% by correct cutting around knots. SAFEGLASS:Optical quality of windscreens and safety glass. The objective is to use a machine vision system to show that flaws in safety glass can be detected so as to reject faulty material and to enable better setting of the production parameters. SEESAW: System to improve the efficiency of European sawmills. Machine vision will be used to obtain information about sawblades which can be used to reduce the breakdown of saws and subsequent loss of earnings for sawmills. SIGPROEL: Trial of a signal processing electromagnetic measurements of food products. The TRIAL will demonstrate that processing the results obtained from NMR scans can be used to detect poor quality or contaminated food products. TOPCAPI: Trial of paper control and paper inspection. Surface inspection of paper on the production line will be used demonstrate that higher yields can be obtained. The projects will be of duration 12 months (fisrt phase) 18 months (second phase) or 24 months (final phase). This will be followed by a six-month period of further dissemination and exploitation. A report assessing the measured impact of the work will be produced at the end of the project. The following sub-activities concerned with prototyping applications by integrating advanced machine vision technology will be added to the EUTIST-IMV cluster. ULTRA: This Trial is addresses the cork production chains. Business benefit will be increase profitability and value yield. The technical innovation is the use of novel laser and x-ray technologies together with multisensor.

Funding Scheme

BUR - Bursaries, grants, fellowships

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Address
Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Participants (77)

AICON 3D SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
Address
Biberweg 30 C
38114 Braunschweig
ANALISI TECNOLOGICA INNOVADORA PER A PROCESSOS INDUSTRIALS COMPETITIUS SL
Spain
Address
Centre D'empreses De Noves Tecnologies, Parctecnologic Del
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
APPLIED INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
10 Barley Mow Passage,
W4 4PH Chiswick, London
ATE-APPLIED TECHNICAL ENGINEERING OY
Finland
Address
Asematie 3 - 5
02700 Kauniainen
AWG PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Anglian House, Ambury Road
PE29 3NZ Huntingdon
C.G.S. DI COLUCCIA MICHELE & C. S.A.S.
Italy
Address
Via Garibaldi 26
56124 Pisa
CCD PHOTONICS LTD (CCD-FOTONIIKKA OY)
Finland
Address
Tapiontie 20
02720 Espoo
CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS A L'ENGINYERIA
Spain
Address
Cl Gran Capitan - Ed C 1 Campus Norte Upc, S/n
08034 Barcelona
CENTRO DE ESTUDOS FLORESTAIS / INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1349-017 Lisboa
CENTRO DE VISION POR COMPUTADOR
Spain
Address
Edificio Campus Uab
08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola Del Valles)
CIS INSTITUT FUER MIKROSENSORIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Haarbergstrasse 61
99097 Erfurt
COLUSSI PERUGIA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Dell'aeroporto 7
06086 Petrignano Di Assisi
CONSORZIO PISA RICERCHE SCARL
Italy
Address
Piazza Alessandro D'ancona 1
56127 Pisa
CSAI S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Del Lavoro 8/L/1
40050 Quarto Inferiore
CURTIDOS NULES
Spain
Address
Camino Aseit, S/n
12520 Nules (Castellon)
CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE
Czechia
Address
Zikova 4
166 36 Praha 6
DR. MERBACH OPTISCHER GERAETEBAU
Germany
Address
Talstrasse 50
98544 Zella-mehlis
ELECTRO-TECHNIC KFT
Hungary
Address
Szentharomsag U. 34
6722 Szeged
EQUIPAR - INDUSTRIA DE CORTICA LDA
Portugal
Address
Zona Industrial Do Monte Da Barca
2104-909 Coruche
ESCO GMBH ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS CONSULTING
Germany
Address
Oppenhoffallee 74
52066 Aachen
FRANTSCHACH PULP & PAPER A.S.
Czechia
Address
Litomericka 272
411 01 Steti
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
FSP - AUTOMATIONS GMBH
Germany
Address
Friedrischswerk 1
98553 St. Kilian
GESELLSCHAFT FUER FERTIGUNGSTECHNIK UND ENTWICKLUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Am Bad
98574 Schmalkalden
GLASSROBOTS OY
Finland
Address
Hepolamminkatu 32
33721 Tampere
GLAVERBEL ITALY S.R.L
Italy
Address
Via Del Carpine 9
03038 Roccasecca-frosinone
HUMANWARE SRL
Italy
Address
Via Delle Belle Torri 18
56123 Pisa
IN3D INSTRUMENTS FOR 3D VISION
Netherlands
Address
Lorentzweg 1
2628 CJ Delft
INFOADEX
Spain
Address
Plaza De La Castellana 91 Planta 12
28046 Madrid
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DEL CALZADO Y CONEXAS- INESCOP
Spain
Address
Poligono Industrial Campo Alto
03600 Elda
INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING BUREAUX - RELIABILITY IN ELECTRONICS * MATERIALS * PACKAGING * STATISTICS
Germany
Address
Moritz-von-rohr Strasse 1A
07745 Jena
INVERS OY
Finland
Address
Taehtelaentie 54 A
99600 Sodankylae
IVISION INDUSTRIAL INSPECTION SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
Address
Juelicher Strasse 336 B
52070 Aachen
JAMES CALLANDER & SON LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Abbotshaug Sawmill
FX2 7XU Bainsford, Falkirk
JENOPTIK LASER, OPTIK, SYSTEME GMBH
Germany
Address
Goeschwitzer Strasse 25
07745 Jena
JOSEF SCHIMMEL GMBH & CO.
Germany
Address
Panoramastrasse 15-17
74224 Nordheim
LEISTRITZ PRODUKTIONSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Markgrafenstrasse 29 - 39
90459 Nuernberg
MAN NUTZFAHRZEUGE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Dachauerstrasse 667
80995 Muenchen
MERZ SPOL. S R.O.
Czechia
Address
U Sirotcince 353/7
460 01 Liberec
METSO PAPER AUTOMATION OY
Finland
Address
Lentokentankatu 11
33101 Tampere
METSO PAPER OY
Finland
Address

40101 Jyvaskyla
MULTITEC FINLAND
Finland
Address
Tenholantie 20
05200 Rajamaki
NUOVA CETASS
Italy
Address
Via Pivola 138
50053 Empoli
OKM OPTISCHE KOORDINATENMESSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Carl-zeiss-promenade 10
07745 Jena
OY EKSPANSIO ENGINEERING LTD
Finland
Address
Lintulammenkatu 6
04250 Kerava
PARSYTEC COMPUTER GMBH
Germany
Address
Auf Der Huels 183
52068 Aachen
PEARPOINT LTD
United Kingdom
Address
47 Woolmer Way
GU35 9QE Bordon
PGM BALLSCREWS LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Bodmin Rd.
CV2 5DZ Wyken / Coventry
PRAZSKE VODOVODY A KANALIZACE A.S.
Czechia
Address
Narodni 13
112 65 Praha 1
PRONYX AB
Sweden
Address
Thorsgatan 10
613 10 Oxeloesund
RAUNION SAHA OY
Finland
Address
Myllykylaentie 42
31500 Koski
REGE MOTORENTEILE GMBH & CO. KG EISENACH
Germany
Address
Industriestrasse 4
99819 Hoerselberg
RICH XIBERTA S.A
Spain
Address

17455 Caldes De Malavella
SATAKUNTA POLYTECHNIC
Finland
Address
Teknikantie 2
28600 Pori
SETEX SCHERMULY TEXTILE COMPUTER GMBH
Germany
Address
Hauptstrasse 25
35794 Mengerskirchen
SHELBOX S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Delle Citta 220
50052 Certaldo (Fi)
SPECIAL ELECTRONIC DESIGN - S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Umbria 27
50052 Certaldo (Fi)
SR-INSTRUMENTS OY
Finland
Address
Kaikutie 1
99600 Sodankylae
SUCHY TEXTILMASCHINENBAU
Germany
Address
Heidelbergstrasse 13
07554 Korbussen
SUERI ALFREDO SPA
Italy
Address
Via Carpi-ravarino 115
41019 Limidi Di Soliera (Modena)
TALLERES DUMAR S.A.
Spain
Address
Wifredo 794-796
08918 Badalona
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG - INSTITUT FUER WERKZEUGMACHINEN
Germany
Address
Langer Kamp 19 B
38106 Braunschweig
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU
Germany
Address
Max-planck-ring 14
98683 Ilmenau
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Address
Julianalaan 134
2628 BL Delft
THOREY GERA TEXTILVEREDELUNG GMBH
Germany
Address
Lange Strasse 71
07551 Gera
UNITED SAWMILLS LTD. KAUKAS SAWMILL
Finland
Address

53200 Lappeenranta
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Firenze
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT)
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
02044 Espoo
VIA ELECTRONIC GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-friese-strasse 3
07629 Hermsdorf
VISION & CONTROL GMBH
Germany
Address
Pfuetschbergstrasse 16
98527 Suhl
VISION Y ROBOTICA APLICADA, S.L.
Spain
Address
Avenida Barcelona 21, 1?, 3?
08191 Rubi - Barcelona
VOLPI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Della Tecnica 44
56024 Ponte A Egola (Pi)
WEIMATIC GMBH BILDVERARBEITUNG & AUTOMATION
Germany
Address
In Der Buttergrube 1
99438 Weimar-legefeld
WINKELMANN SRL
Italy
Address
Via Benvenuto Cellini 20/22
20020 Solaro (Mi)
WRC P.L.C.
United Kingdom
Address
Frankland Road
SN5 8YF Swindon
ZENTRUM FUER BILD UND SIGNALVERARBEITUNG EV
Germany
Address
Ehrenbergstrasse 11
98693 Ilmenau