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Factory Automation Edge Computing Operating System Reference Implementation

Objective

Despite the proclaimed benefits (i.e. scalability, reliability, cost-effectiveness) of Future Internet (FI) technologies (i.e. edge & cloud computing, IoT/CPS) for factory automation, their adoption from manufacturers remains low for various reasons, including technology issues (e.g., poor situation awareness, limited deployments, no standards-based reference implementations) and the lack of a smooth migration path from legacy systems.
FAR-EDGE is a joint effort of leading experts in manufacturing, industrial automation and FI technologies towards the smooth and wider adoption of virtualized factory automation solutions based on FI technologies. It will research a novel factory automation platform based on edge computing architectures and IoT/CPS technologies. FAR-EDGE will provide a reference implementation of emerging standards-based solutions for industrial automation (RAMI 4.0, Industrial Internet Consortium reference architecture), along with simulation services for validating automation architectures and production scheduling scenarios. FAR-EDGE will lower the barriers for manufacturers to move towards Industrie 4.0, as a means of facilitating mass-customization and reshoring. Emphasis will be paid in the study of migration options from legacy centralized architectures, to emerging FAR-EDGE based ones.
FAR-EDGE will be validated in real-life plants (VOLVO, WHIRLPOOL) in the scope of user-driven scenarios (business-cases) for mass-customization and reshoring, where tangible improvements relating to reliability, productivity increase, quality cost, reduction in adaptation effort/costs will be measured and evaluated. Also, a wide range of migration scenarios will be evaluated in the scope of a CPS manufacturing testbed.
FAR-EDGE will also establish a unique ecosystem for FI factory automation solutions, which will bring together the FoF and FI communities (e.g., EFFRA, Industrie 4.0, AIOTI, ARTEMIS JU) and will ensure sustainability of FAR-EDGE results.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Address
Piazzale Dell'agricoltura 24
00144 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 593 750

Participants (11)

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 585 142,50
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VOLVO LASTVAGNAR AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 313 500
Address
C/o Volvo Business Services Ab
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WHIRLPOOL EMEA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 290 000
Address
Via Carlo Pisacane 1
20016 Pero
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
X/OPEN COMPANY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 328 976,25
Address
Forbury Road Apex Plaza
RG1 1AX Reading
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 343 750
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 390 625
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SENSAP MICROSYSTEMS ANONIMI ETAIRIA ILEKTRONIKON SYSTIMATON KAI EFARMOGON LOGISMIKOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 271 875
Address
Hydras Str 2
18346 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNPARALLEL INNOVATION LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 308 325
Address
Rua Das Lendas Algarvias Lote 123
8500-794 Portimao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNOLOGIE - INITIATIVE SMARTFACTORY KL EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 243 562,50
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LABORATORY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Greece
EU contribution
€ 323 125
Address
Adrianiou 2 & Papada
11525 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations