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Innovative Reuse of modular knowledge Based devices and technologies for Old, Renewed and New factories

Innovative Reuse of modular knowledge Based devices and technologies for Old, Renewed and New factories

Objective

The vision of ReBORN is to demonstrate strategies and technologies that support a new paradigm for re-use of production equipment in old, renewed and new factories; maximizing the efficiency of this re-use and making the factory design process much easier and straight forward, shortening ramp-up times and increasing production efficiency and flexibility. This paradigm will give new life to decommissioned production systems and equipment, making it possible their “reborn” in new production lines.

Integration of ReBORN results will extend production equipment life cycle and contribute to economic and environmental sustainability of production systems without jeopardizing European machinery industry. This new modular production equipment will be re-used between production systems but will require servicing and upgrading. For that European machinery industry will move from an equipment-based business to a value added business, where equipment servicing and equipment knowledge are main business drivers.

The proposed paradigm builds on self-aware and knowledge-based equipment that need functionalities to collect and manage information regarding their capabilities and their evolution over time, maintenance, upgrade or refurbishment operations over it lifetime; and information of use and wear. To do so, versatile and modular, task-driven plug&produce devices, with built-in capabilities for self-assessment and optimal re-use will be implemented, along with strategies for their re-use and models for factory layout design and adaptive configuration.

ReBORN will demonstrate the technologies for intelligent repair, upgrade and re-use of equipment, the (re-)design of factory layouts and flexible & adaptable production on shopfloor within several industrial demonstration scenarios.
Having ReBORN technology available, significant reduced efforts when setting-up and ramping-up production systems will be achieved and a significant step towards 100% re-use will be done.

Coordinator

HARMS & WENDE GMBH & CO KG

Address

Grossmoorkehre 9
21079 Hamburg

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 955 770

Administrative Contact

Ralf Bothfeld (Mr.)

Participants (17)

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FAGOR AUTOMATION S COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 218 100

CRITICAL MANUFACTURING SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 223 460

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 322 250

IEF WERNER GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 307 675,25

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 981 767,25

STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 349 344

HOCHSCHULE KARLSRUHE-TECHNIK UND WIRTSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 267 500

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 26 755,04

OULUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 256 124

GAMAX SZAMITASTECHNIKAI KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 166 400

INSTITUTO DE SISTEMAS E ROBOTICA-ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 240 700

ISG-INDUSTRIELLE STEUERUNGSTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 380 900

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 207 155

PARO AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 446 776

Z.E.C. AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 214 636

TECHNAX INDUSTRIE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 276 375,50

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 258 244,96

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 609223

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 351 516

  • EU contribution

    € 6 099 933

Coordinated by:

HARMS & WENDE GMBH & CO KG

Germany