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Plug-and-produce COmponents and METhods for adaptive control of industrial robots enabling cost effective, high precision manufacturing in factories of the future

Objective

Yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s challenging and dynamic economic environment forces European high-end manufacturing industry to focus on high flexibility, high quality, reliability and low life-cycle costs and to respond quickly to changes in this environment. The high-end manufacturing industry requests production systems that can quickly switch between diverse machining operations with short changeover, programming and set-up times without compromising quality, reliability or life-cycle costs. From a conceptual point of view, industrial robot technology could provide an excellent base for machining being both flexible (due to their lay-out) and cost efficient (robots cost 2-5 times less then machine tools). However, industrial robots lack absolute positioning accuracy (1), are unable to react in real time to changing process conditions (2) and lack reliable programming and simulation tools to ensure first time right machining once production commences (3). These three critical limitations prevent industrial robots from being integrated in high-end machining processes. The COMET consortium will provide a revolutionary Plug-and-Produce solution enabling the use of industrial robots for high end machining processes, appreciating the needs from the manufacturing industry for cost effective, flexible and reliable manufacturing solutions. The proposed solution will be on the average 30% more cost effective than dedicated machine tools whilst delivering absolute positional accuracy of at least 50 µm. Due to the sense of urgency in Europe’s manufacturing industry the COMET consortium defined an ambitious work plan of only 30 months to develop and demonstrate the innovations planned and meet the objectives set. These ambitious goals and the planned dissemination and training activities encourage a quick uptake by the manufacturing industry. Over a 5 years period, the estimated impact is 45M€ to 50M€ justifying the investment from the EC and the COMET partnership.

Call for proposal

FP7-2010-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

DELCAM LTD
Address
Talbot Way, Small Heath Business Park
B10 OHJ Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 166 788,50
Administrative Contact
Jan Willem Gunnink (Mr.)

Participants (16)

ARTIS GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANGEWANDTE MESSTECHNIK MBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 335 979,50
Address
Sellhorner Weg 28-30
29646 Bispingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dirk Euhus (Mr.)
DEMOCENTER -SIPE CENTRO SERVIZI PERL'INNOVAZIONE E IL TRASFERIMENTO TECNOLOGICO SCRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 335 155,97
Address
Via Vignolese 905
41100 Modena
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Davide Berselli (Dr.)
NIKON METROLOGY NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 503 229,29
Address
Geldenaaksebaan 329
3001 Heverlee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anuschka Kerstens (Dr.)
BRANDENBURGISCHE TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT COTTBUS-SENFTENBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 306 370,28
Address
Platz Der Deutschen Einheit 1
03046 Cottbus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Berger (Prof.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 634 749,05
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING (SHEFFIELD)LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 195 311,32
Address
Club Mill Road
S6 2FH Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gareth Morgan (Dr.)
TEKS SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 186 073,97
Address
Rue Du Praya, Les Toits Blancs 23
05100 Montgenevre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergio Durante (Dr.)
SIR SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 364 672,65
Address
Strada Canaletto Centro 450
41100 Modena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lino Ferrari (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE DEMOCENTER-SIPE
Italy
Address
Via Vignolese 905
41125 Modena
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Davide Berselli (Dr.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 388 186,33
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vasso Velaora (Ms.)
STAMATIS GIZELIS AE

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 17 192,34
Address
14 Km National Road Athina To Lamia
14564 Kifissia Attica
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Panagiotis Lagios (Mr.)
N.BAZIGOS ABEE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 92 884,45
Address
Klm Old National Road 26Th
19600 Mandra Attikis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Konstantinos Bazigos (Mr.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 415 666,30
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Klas Nilsson (Dr.)
NISAFORM SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 139 042,75
Address
U Samotky 1172
463 11 Liberec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petr Chaura (Mr.)
MARPOSS MONITORING SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
Address
Buchenring 40
21272 Egestorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dirk Euhus (Mr.)
DEBBACHE-LAGIOS EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 218 697,30
Address
A Metaxa 19
14564 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Panagiotis Lagios (Mr.)