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Instantly Deployable Evolvable Assembly Systems

Objective

Discussions held by the IDEAS consortium members with a wide range of industrial sectors all lead to the same conclusion: the further development of assembly equipment still requires sophisticated answers from science. In addition, current major road mapping efforts, such as ManuFuture, FutMan and EUPASS, clearly underlined that true industrial sustainability will require far higher levels of systems’ autonomy and adaptability. ManuFuture’s new paradigm “adding value instead of cost competition” leads to a new approach to production technology and proves that the solutions required for the next step ahead clearly are not “state of the art”. In accordance with these suggestions, the IDEAS consortium aims at developing a demonstrator/technological solution that proves that assembly equipment can be highly adaptable. Such a step will be based on the further development of the Evolvable Assembly Systems (EAS) paradigm, and its integration with the results of other EC projects (IPROMS, SOCRADES, EUPASS). EAS is now an established paradigm , and previous projects (EUPASS, A3) have demonstrated that process-oriented assembly modules may be effectively re-used if applied with distributed control systems: EAS allows the development of adaptive modules for each individual assembly process. In principle this is possible as it was proven in the laboratories of Schneider, Masmec, and Festo. However, this needs to be combined with real-time adaptability and advanced control solutions in order to attain self-learning and self-diagnosing systems: true adaptability. These IDEAS objectives go well beyond what is commercially exploitable today. To achieve this, IDEAS is designed to work on respective components with intrinsic machine intelligence, on adaptive control and on control architecture. The results will be used in a demonstrator assembly line, requested by two industrial partners, developed by the IDEAS consortium. This will validate its Adaptability and Responsiveness.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2009-SMALL-3
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Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 687 991,04
Administrative Contact
Claudia Hakanen (Ms.)

Participants (9)

FESTO AG & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 352 482
Address
Ruiter Strasse 82
73734 Esslingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Münzenmaier (Mr.)
UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS-ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 475 517,06
Address
Campus Da Caparica Quinta Da Torre
2829-516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jose Barata (Prof.)
ELECTROLUX ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 120 660
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
€ 309 444,40
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
MASMEC SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 616 460
Address
Via Dei Gigli 21
70026 Modugno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Piero Larizza (Dr.)
Elrest Automationssysteme GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 527 904
Address
Leibnitzstrasse 10
73230 Kirchheim / Teck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Friedrich Durand (Mr.)
TEKS SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 326 400
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.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 346 930
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 135 940,50
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)