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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

FP7-2010-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

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)

FIDIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 458 471
Address
Corso Lombardia 11
10099 San Mauro Torinese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrico Tamburini (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 396 025
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Naiara Insausti (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 319 600
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 377 000
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tine Heylen (Ms.)
OMAT Ltd
Israel
EU contribution
€ 322 920
Address
Nahum Hafzadi Street 5
91341 Jerusalem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ariel Nosrat (Mr.)
IMA TECNO srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 374 160
Address
Via Bellini 14-16
20038 Seregno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Angelucci (Mr.)
MACH4 LAB SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 374 560
Address
Corso Roma 4
20093 Cologno Monzese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco Aggogeri (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 338 160
Address
Queensgate
HD1 3DH Huddersfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Denise Ogden (Ms.)
DVST LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 327 920
Address
Maple Avenue 63
SK11 7RG Macclesfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philip Sholl (Mr.)