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

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

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-LARGE-2
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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

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Sedgley Road
S6 2AH Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christopher J Jewitt (Mr.)
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 281 648,50
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wendy Nice (Dr.)
ELECTROLUX ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 208 803,50
Address
Corso Lino Zanussi 24
33080 Porcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tiziano Maraldo (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 411 767
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 330 880
Address
Piazza Mercato 15
25121 Brescia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isabella D'indri (Dr.)
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 351 312
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Istvan Nemeth (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 451 573,30
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
VIRTALIS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 368 756
Address
Dane Road Chester House 79
M33 7BP Sale
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Cockburn-Price (Mr.)
TEMCO srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 322 380
Address
Via Viotti 1
10100 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giacomo Tossato (Dr.)
TEKS SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 358 730
Address
Rue Du Praya, Les Toits Blancs 23
05100 Montgenevre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sarah Kleeman (Dr.)
CE.S.I. CENTRO STUDI INDUSTRIALI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 313 680
Address
Via Tintoretto 10
20093 Cologno Monzese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angelo Merlo (Prof.)
PROREC Produktion&Recycling Gesellschaft fuer Ingenieurdienstleistungen mbH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 157 284
Address
Kauffahrtei 25
D-09120 Chemnitz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guenther Neff (Prof.)
GAMAX SZAMITASTECHNIKAI KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 265 347
Address
Bartok Bela Ut 15 D
1114 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gabor Horvath (Mr.)
DELCAM BENELUX BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 156 000
Address
Laan Van Ypenburg 100
2497 GB Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Willem Gunnink (Mr.)
FOOTPRINT SHEFFIELD LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 354 512,30
Address
Sedgley Road Admiral Works
S6 2AH Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christopher Jewitt (Mr.)