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Cooperation Environment For Rapid Design prototyping and New Integration Concepts for Factory of the Future

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 229025

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2010

  • End date

    30 April 2014

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 171 438,76

  • EU contribution

    € 5 200 000

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

Objective

In COPERNICO a novel approach is adopted which will look at ALL factors of the production system in a holistic manner (machines, humans, environment) and model the interactions. Particular attention will be paid to factory ramp-up, which is critical for new products and can be a major stumbling block achieving fast time-to-market. We believe that it is only possible to design a virtual manufacturing process by developing a detailed understanding of the system at all levels. COPERNICO is directed at generic issues spanning the interests of all our industrial partners and indeed common to all factories. The problems include optimizing capacity, removing bottlenecks and scheduling (coordinating with both the upstream and downstream supply chain and minimizing work in progress). The emphasis of COPERNICO is on virtual simulation to eliminate problems before they happen. The preplanning stage is an ideal time in the life-cycle of the plant to include human and environmental concerns, safety factors and work-place satisfaction metrics. The objectives are to: 1. Identify and merge the range of mathematical, physical, data driven and knowledge based models with soft data such as worker and environmental considerations to create a tool to predict the behaviour of production processes and overall factory environments. 2. Use the models to develop optimum processing routes 3. Develop novel experimental methodologies to validate the models in a virtual test bed facility 4. Condense the validation and certification time to reduce cost and time 5. Build from machine tools to cells and factories 6. Build on the close working relationship with our industrial collaborators and transfer knowledge 7. Create a modular factory layout system with a diagnostic and solutions toolkit 8. Demonstrate this system in a virtual facility, validate it across a real test-bed facility and implement it in at least 1 SME factory and 1 OEM production process
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Address

Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2tn Sheffield

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 867 326,40

Administrative Contact

Joanne Watson (Ms.)

Participants (15)

Footprint Tools Limited

United Kingdom

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 281 648,50

ELECTROLUX ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 208 803,50

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 411 767

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 330 880

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 351 312

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 451 573,30

VIRTALIS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 368 756

TEMCO srl

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 322 380

TEKS SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 358 730

CE.S.I. CENTRO STUDI INDUSTRIALI SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 313 680

PROREC Produktion&Recycling Gesellschaft fuer Ingenieurdienstleistungen mbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 157 284

GAMAX SZAMITASTECHNIKAI KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 265 347

DELCAM BENELUX BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 156 000

FOOTPRINT SHEFFIELD LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 354 512,30

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 229025

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2010

  • End date

    30 April 2014

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 171 438,76

  • EU contribution

    € 5 200 000

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom