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Rapid Reconfiguration of Flexible Production Systems through Capability-based Adaptation, Auto-configuration and Integrated tools for Production Planning

Objective

The requirements on production systems are continuously being shifted towards higher flexibility and adaptability. The ReCaM-project will demonstrate at TRL 7 a set of integrated tools for the rapid and autonomous reconfiguration of agile production systems, both at operational as well as managerial levels, integrated with the existing production planning and scheduling tools (MES). This approach is based on intelligent plug-and-produce capable self-describing mechatronic objects, which are able to auto-program and self-adjust to the required task by utilizing parametric capabilities. These next generation flexible production systems and the proposed set of enabling ICT tools will allow a rapid and cost-efficient reaction to dynamic market changes, also in small-lot production contexts, reducing the efforts needed to switch between product types and production quantities. ReCaM-solutions are expected to allow increasing the amount of variants and decreasing the lot sizes by 50% in an economically feasible way. Also, at least 30% reduction in set-up and changeover times and costs are expected. The integrated planning tool will take into consideration the energy consumption of the specific resources and try to minimize it by smart production scheduling, utilization of integrated operating-point switching of mechatronic objects, and reconfiguration. Thus, at least 5% reduction in energy consumption is anticipated. The project will ground on existing de-facto standards and specifications regarding reconfigurable system architectures, resource data models, control architectures and interfaces, and will provide and supplement new specifications for the missing aspects. The ReCaM consortium sees strong involvement of SME’s to RTD and demonstration activities and two end-users from major EU sectors, thus enabling proper exploitation of the demonstrated results worldwide.

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2015
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 027 585

Participants (8)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 577 250
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 609 375
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 611 875
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NXTCONTROL GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 537 950
Address
Amuhlweg 3/B1
2544 Leobersdrof
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMPANIA ESPANOLA DE SISTEMAS AERONAUTICOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 504 525
Address
Paseo John Lennon 4 Getafe
28906 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DGH ROBOTICA, AUTOMATIZACION Y MANTENIMIENTO INDUSTRIAL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 515 112,50
Address
Calle Jeronimo Munoz 9
47151 Boecillo (Valladolid)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COSBERG SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 581 000
Address
Via Baccanello 18
24030 Terno D Isola Bg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENGINSOFT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 338 187,50
Address
Via Della Stazione 27
38100 Trento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)