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Plug and Produce Joint Interface Modules

Objective

PoPJIM identifies critical performance limiting problems in machine tool design and use. The project idea is based on two crucial innovative solutions: i) replacing conventional machine tool structural joint interfaces by a self configuring and optimising mechatronic module called Joint Interface Module, JIM, made of functional materials and ii) a wireless network consisting of these modules and a machining process proxy to enable adaptive control and plug and produce capability to the JIMs. JIMs are designed to adapt the dynamic behaviour of a machine-tool during its interaction with the cutting process. Traditionally dynamic instability in a machining process is controlled by tuning the process parameters to match with the inherent dynamic characteristics of the machine tool structure which often results in lowering the rates of production. The novelty of the JIM concept is instead of changing the process parameters; dynamic stiffness of the machine tool is controlled to maintain the process stability. The Distributed Wireless Configuration and Control Network enables plug and produce capability and decentralised control of JIMs through a wireless communication network. This development is essential for achieving modularity and plug and produce capability for JIM-based machine tools. Controlled design of JIMs allows the dynamic behaviour of the machine tool to be predictable with more accuracy. The mechatronic design of the JIM includes an integrated control system and embedded intelligence which enable to be self-adaptive for optimising the dynamic stiffness within its design range during a machining process. The results of research and development work will be demonstrated in industrial context and there is a dissemination and exploitation activity to reach out potential stakeholders.

Call for proposal

FP7-2010-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 901 000
Administrative Contact
Claudia Hakanen (Ms.)

Participants (9)

IDEKO S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 373 231
Address
Calle Arriaga 2
20870 Elgoibar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joseba Perez Bilbatua (Mr.)
Andrychowska Fabryka Maszyn S.A.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 78 288
Address
Ul. Stefana Batorego 35
34-120 Andrychow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacek Okrutny (Mr.)
Plasmatrix Materials AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 120 600
Address
Teknikringen 33
11428 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Amir Rashid (Dr.)
PROFACTOR GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 444 250
Address
Im Stadtgut D1
4407 Steyr Gleink
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Andrea Möslinger (Ms.)
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 370 400
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Lehmann (Dr.)
EBNER TEC GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 238 000
Address
Hubertgutstrasse 14
4400 Steyr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Willibald Ebner (Mr.)
SORALUCE S. COOP.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 149 500
Address
Osintxu Auzoa
20570 Bergara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angel Mendia (Mr.)
CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 381 075
Address
Chemin Du Vieux Chene 59
38240 Meylan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Claeyssen (Mr.)
Inertia Technology B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 229 280
Address
Offenbachlaan 2
7522 JT Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mihai Marin-Perianu (Dr.)