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Hierarchical and Adaptive smaRt COmponents for precision production systems application

Objective

The primary goal of HARCO project is to achieve cost-effective structural solutions consisting of a new class of Smart Components (belonging to machine tools applications) based on plug-and-produce “Modular Adaptronic devices” which integrate smart and multifunctional actuators/sensors capable of performing a wide array of multiple functions, ranging from high and adaptable damping and stiffness characteristics to more demanding new requirements, such as active structural measurement and control function to achieve extremely high dynamic/thermal stability required in fast and precision machining. The approach followed by HARCO is the hierarchical combination of lower level units (named here “Functional Bricks” to generate higher level modules (named here “Adaptronic Modules”) which in turn are used and integrated into machine parts to generate the master component (named “Adaptive Smart Components”). Then the basic idea is to design and develop a sort of “fractal” and “hierarchical” elements (not only mechanical hardware but also controllers and software) that can be easily put together (plugged-in) to form/produce higher level modules/components (modules that build modules!) for active vibration control, thermal compensation and adaptive fixturing in precision machine tools applications.

Coordinator

CE.S.I. CENTRO STUDI INDUSTRIALI SRL

Address

Via Tintoretto 10
20093 Cologno Monzese

Italy

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 611 180

Administrative Contact

Simona Maria Taddei (Ms.)

Participants (9)

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FIDIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 458 471

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 396 025

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 319 600

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 377 000

OMAT Ltd

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 322 920

IMA TECNO srl

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 374 160

MACH4 LAB SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 374 560

UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 338 160

DVST LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 327 920

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 260051

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2010

  • End date

    30 June 2013

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 406 108

  • EU contribution

    € 3 899 996

Coordinated by:

CE.S.I. CENTRO STUDI INDUSTRIALI SRL

Italy

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