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

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).

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2009-SMALL-3
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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
Address
Dringenauer Strasse 30
31812 Bad Pyrmont
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jörg Bräuer (Mr.)
ASCOLAB GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 191 112
Address
Am Weichselgarten 7
91058 Erlangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uwe Steinkrauss (Mr.)
OXFORD SENSOR TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 63 600
Address
Blacklands Way 25
OX14 1DY Abingdon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anthony Williams (Mr.)
Reis GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik
Germany
EU contribution
€ 251 417,50
Address
Walter-reis-strasse 1
63785 Obernburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manfred Dresselhaus (Dr.)
EDAG GMBH & CO. KGAA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 302 400
Address
Reesbergstrasse 1
36039 Fulda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Max-Herbert Serwotka (Mr.)
HOLOS SOLUÇÕES AVANÇADAS EM TECNOLOGIAS DE INFORMAÇÃO, S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 272 240
Address
Pq Ciencas E Tecnologia De Almada, Quinta Da Torre
2829 516 Caparica, Almada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Barata (Dr.)
SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 200 460
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 9 Y 11
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucia Paris (Ms.)
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 782 419,95
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aitor Alzaga (Mr.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 410 018,80
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 309 362
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Mr.)
ZENTRUM FÜR MECHATRONIK UND AUTOMATISIERUNGSTECHNIK GEMEINNÜTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 206 540
Address
Gewerbepark Eschberger Weg 9
66121 Saarbrücken
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ilonka Ott-Brück (Mrs.)
STT INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 90 718,75
Address
Parque Empresarial Zuatzu - Edif Easo 2E Planta
20018 San Sebastian
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Manuel Jimenez (Dr.)