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Textile Work Intelligence by hierarchical closed-loop control for product and process quality in the Textile Industry

Objective

The objective of TexWIN is to increase productivity by up to 20% and reduce down-times of machines by one third of workshop factories; due to a reduction of stop times, set-up times and waiting times, increased flexibility and reliability of processes, and due to reduced sampling effort. The breakthrough is to exploit existing knowledge available in various factory internal and factory external sources by (1) combining and evaluating process state information as well as product and material characteristics and (2) deriving best production instructions. Additionally existing production knowledge and experiences from production operators will be preserved and made available by the CBR module. This will be enabled by the hierarchical control structure "TexWIN-Concept" consisting of an adaptive and modular system "TexWIN-System" and re-engineered "TexWIN-Processes" improving quality of products and processes of workshop factory operations. The “TexWIN-System" integrates the two following units: (a) the factory controller for the improvement of the process schedule and event-based coordination of factory (inter-)operations and (b) the adaptive CBR-based production unit controller for identification of best process recipes/machine settings concerning product quality and production process set-up and execution efficiency. The modules will be integrated into a common communication framework, which will enable flexible interfacing and ontology-based information transformation. The "TexWIN-Processes" are adapted factory business processes which allow maximising the efficiency and quality effects and seamless integration into existing factories. TexWIN, which will be tested within in 5 textile and plastic mills, will be best suited for industries dealing basically with make-to-order production, small batches, high-quality product variants, workshop production, complex processes and non-homogeneous and/or natural materials.

Coordinator

DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUR TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF

Address

Korschtalstrasse 26
73770 Denkendorf

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 744 840

Administrative Contact

Peter Steiger (Mr.)

Participants (12)

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FRATELLI PIACENZA S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 297 334

ITEMA (Switzerland) A.G.

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 105 000

Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 98 340

DOMINA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 308 820

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 242 268

BOTTO GIUSEPPE E FIGLI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 88 200

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 335 340

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 312 125

MILLIKEN EUROPE BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 183 696

BELGIAN MONITORING SYSTEMS BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 355 296

Marchi & Fildi S.p.A. Industrie Italiane Filati

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 84 000

Dyckhoff GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 138 440

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 246193

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    16 March 2010

  • End date

    15 March 2013

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 844 189

  • EU contribution

    € 3 293 699

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUR TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF

Germany