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Advanced Intelligent Machine Adaptive Control System

Objective

Current machining technologies and practices have many inefficiencies. Numerous unpredictable machining variables often cause overload and unstable conditions and catastrophic damage to the machine tool system. In addition, this results in frequent disruptions in production that can often be excessive, leading to considerable losses in productivity, capital and energy resources. In an effort to prevent these occurrences, process planners, programmers and operators are forced to adopt a conservative approach and they program for the “worst case” scenarios - resulting in considerable inefficiency in machine tool utilization.

The objective of the project is to develop active, self-optimizing “intelligent” adaptive control systems which will continuously analyse a wide range of monitored parameters of the machining process and automatically adapt the machine operation in real-time to its optimal performance in order to account for continuously varying machining conditions, production disruptions and anomalies, plant performance variations and random changes in production plans. AIMACS will develop reliable techniques for monitoring the most critical machining parameters such as cutting load, vibrations and energy consumption. Based on this information and taking into account the costs for tools machining time, maintenance time, energy, etc. AIMACS will optimise in real time the overall production process based on productivity/cost criteria in order to ensure effective adaptive and sustainable machining

As a plug-and-produce system, AIMACS will be applicable to newly built machines and also for retrofit to the installed base of existing machines in the European manufacturing industry. Since the installed base of machines in Europe is estimated to be more than 1,000,000 machines, the impact of AIMACS on the efficiency, productivity and competitiveness of the European domestic manufacturing industry should be very substantial.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

FP7-2010-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
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Coordinator

DMG ELECTRONICS GMBH
Address
Deckel Maho Strasse 1
87459 Pfronten
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 403 800
Administrative Contact
Peter Pruschek (Dr.)

Participants (9)

OMAT Ltd
Israel
EU contribution
€ 458 560
Address
Nahum Hafzadi Street 5
91341 Jerusalem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ariel Nosrat (Mr.)
FIDIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 260 743
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.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 413 000
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anton Dietmair (Mr.)
WARTSILA FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 203 340
Address
Tarhaajantie 2
65380 Vaasa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tapio Ruotsala (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 285 230
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juan Jose Zulaika (Mr.)
ASCO INDUSTRIES N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 231 900
Address
Weiveldlaan 2
1930 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wim Maton (Mr.)
AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft.
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 197 880
Address
Kardan Utca 1
9027 Gyor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Bahr (Mr.)
ADVANCED CLEAN PRODUCTION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 248 064
Address
Handwerkstrasse 29
70565 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Bischoff (Mr.)
ISG-INDUSTRIELLE STEUERUNGSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 257 380
Address
Rosenbergstrasse 28
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Eger (Mr.)