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Cost-driven Adaptive Factory based on Modular Self-Contained Factory Units

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 246371

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2010

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 135 697,19

  • EU contribution

    € 3 449 889

Coordinated by:

IBERMATICA SA

Spain

Objective

Wind turbines and aeronautic are sectors where Europe is leading the world class competition. To guarantee this competitiveness, their productivity has to be improved. The adoption of an automation strategy is a key factor to increase productivity. In the wind turbine manufacturing, the assembly is one of the core processes. Most of these assembly operations are manual which has the quality of being the most flexible way to do the work. The main objective for COSMOS is the design/development/implementation of a control system for factory management with a flexible, modular and evolvable automation approach which will permit to increase the assembly factory productivity by 20% without losing flexibility, focused on wind turbine assembly process although the solution will be suitable for other sectors. Cost models will be defined to assist in establishing the economically optimum factory’s configuration and automation level. The achievement of the main objective will be obtained by fulfilling the following technical objectives: -Create a factory organisation conception based on intelligent factory units for facilitating the self-adaptation to production changes under a flexible and modular automation configuration basis. -Develop the distributed control system architecture according to such factory organisation. -Develop the service layer infrastructure between control system and equipment involved in production. COSMOS system features: -Autonomous behaviour of the factory units. -Multilayer decentralised control. The control will work in three interconnected levels. -Interoperable connectivity with factory units’ equipment/devices. -Local intelligence (self-adaptation to different parts conditions without human intervention). -Collaboration among equipment/devices to complete specific tasks. COSMOS will be implemented as a pilot installation for the assembly of wind turbines nacelles (most critical and added value part).
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Coordinator

IBERMATICA SA

Address

Paseo Mikeletegi 5
20009 San Sebastian Guipuzcoa

Spain

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 309 000

Administrative Contact

Itziar Cuenca (Mrs.)

Participants (12)

PHOENIX CONTACT ELECTRONICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 60 600

ASCOLAB GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 191 112

OXFORD SENSOR TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 63 600

Reis GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 251 417,50

EDAG GMBH & CO. KGAA

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 302 400

HOLOS SOLUÇÕES AVANÇADAS EM TECNOLOGIAS DE INFORMAÇÃO, S.A.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 272 240

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 200 460

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 782 419,95

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 410 018,80

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 309 362

ZENTRUM FÜR MECHATRONIK UND AUTOMATISIERUNGSTECHNIK GEMEINNÜTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 206 540

STT INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 90 718,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 246371

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2010

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 135 697,19

  • EU contribution

    € 3 449 889

Coordinated by:

IBERMATICA SA

Spain