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Add factor

Overview

ADDFactor proposes the “Mini-factories” concept, which is conceived to be an innovative solution for most of the actors involved in the whole supply chain: the relationship between retailers and the manufacturing technologies will be considered and characterized by a new production framework concept, founded on central knowledge-based design and local distributed manufacturing.

IMS Activities: 

  • A new factory concept based on a innovative generation of diagnostic, design and manufacturing technologies will be disseminated covering worldwide markets and needs.
  • Within the IMS framework, the definition of collaborations with research groups in other regions working on sibling activities will be possible through the MTP initiative on consumer goods; finding so as to take complementary actions and common synergies.

Budget

€8,933,063 / € 5,499,959

 

Partners

SUPSI- CH

Synesis- EU

Materialise- EU

IBV- EU

CNR- EU

TNO-EU

PFI- EU

UCS- EU

RSscan- EU

AnyBody- EU

Michelotti- EU

Peacocks- EU

VIBRAM- EU

KELME- EU

GreyMer- EU

KMWE- EU

 

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so-pc-pro

Overview

The goal of SO-PC-Pro is to develop methods and tools for holistic design and management of workplaces in production companies, thereby aligning business goals and human needs. SO-PC-Pro supports people-centered workplaces in three key ways. 1. through developing new human-machine interactions allowing higher degrees of autonomy in workers. 2. through empowering workers to re-degin their own workplaces using design methods and collaborative tools. 3. through seamlessly integrating production and business processes to enable more adaptable workplaces through the whole enterprise.

 

Budget

€ 4,040,080 / € 2,947,725

 

Partners

Universitaet Linz

BIMBO- Mex

Axxis Consulting – Mex

ByElement- CH

JKU- AT

Metasonic- DE

ByElement- CH

MAS- UK

FBK- IT

Cesaro & Associati- IT

Fimap- IT

Centire- SK

TC Contact- SK

 

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manmade

Overview

To definine new socially sustainable workplaces where the human dimension is a key cornerstone. Man-Made promotes the goal of effective integration of anthropocentric factories within a social environment to implant context-aware factories. The MTP incorporates all age groups in different roles in order to optimize workers’ knowledge within the workplace.

 

Budget

€ 5,491,586 / € 3,668,817

 

Partners

SUPSI- CH

ITESM- Mex

Penn State- USA

PoliMi- EU

Synesis- EU

IBV- EU

Alstom- EU

Whirlpool- EU

TTS- EU

Framos- EU

ITESM- Mex

 

 

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EEM

Overview: To discuss, promote, facilitate, and act on the key issues surrounding resource and energy efficient manufacturing in order to move from “energy and resource auditing” to “energy and resource saving.” EEM strives to recognizes the many needs of the manufacturing industry in areas such as renewable energy technologies, energy simulation tools, and sustainability standardization efforts.

Budget

€ 9,800,712 / € 6,098,037

Participants:

R2M Solution- EU

CARTIF- EU

Fraunhofer IWU- EU

IES- EU

ENERIT- EU

ENGWorks (USA), Georgia Tech (USA)

Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability: University of Berkeley- USA

Institute of Sustainable Manufacturing, University of Kentucky- USA

ENGWorks- USA

John Deere- EU

CSIRO- Australia

 

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Overview

Definition of a holistic perspective of the economically and ecologically oriented production environment; Development of a comprehensive sensing, monitoring and data evaluation system which could grant access to an organic view of all the materials, energy, wastes and emissions flows within the factory;  Extension and development of new technologies to increase energy efficiency by reducing its consumption at machinery and production level, and by recovering it whenever wasted;  Development of advanced emissions abatement technologies; Introduction of a new adaptive management and automation platform to optimize production taking into account not only productivity targets but also eco and energy-oriented ones.

Budget

€ 9,337,750 /  € 5,971,750

Participants

SUPSI- CH

SCM Group- EU

ITESM- MEX

ACT Solution- USA

Synesis- EU

Swedwood Intl AB- EU

Chemish Thermische Prozesstech- EU

CNR- EU

Simon Process Eng- EU

Spirax Sarco Ltd- EU

Bermbo Poland SP Zoo- EU

NXT Control- EU

 

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Overview

This project aims to provide services that support the design and provision of flexible interoperable networks of production systems that can rapidly and accurately be re-configured.

 

Budget

FLEXI-NET: €6,000,000 / € 3,550,000

 

Project Leader

Loughborough University
Bob Young

 

EU Partner Organizations

Coventry University, Instituto Tecnologico de Informatica, Fraunhofer, Txt e-Solutions s.p.a., AINIA, Control 2K Limited, Indesit, KSB AG, Customdrinks S.L.U.,

 

Non-EU Partner Organizations

Univ. of St. Gallen (CH), HIGHFLEET inc (USA), UNAM (Mexico)

 

OVERVIEW

Sustainable supply chain management involves integrating environmentally and financially viable practices into the complete supply chain lifecycle, from product design and development, to material selection, (including raw material extraction or agricultural production), manufacturing, packaging, transportation, warehousing, distribution, consumption, return and disposal. Environmentally sustainable supply chain management and practices can assist organizations in not only reducing their total carbon footprint, but also in optimizing their end-to-end operations to achieve greater cost savings and profitability. All supply chains can be optimized using sustainable practices.

For most organizations, supply chains have a far greater impact on the environment than any other part of their operations. While most corporate and public focus has been on the sustainable profile of a product, (i.e. its source and whether it is recyclable), there is a need to spotlight and to understand the sustainability issues related to the transportation and distribution of those products.

Due to commercial, regulatory, and competitiveness pressures, there is the need for global collaboration in the area of sustainable supply chain management.  As a starting point, the two co-leaders of this IMS MTP project lead signature umbrella research efforts in this field in their respective IMS regions.  These are the Sustainable Supply Chain Foundation of the USA which is dedicated to the topic and the Zaragoza Logistics Center in Europe which is launching a European Technology Platform on supply chain logistics which will bring industry together to help the European Commission shape future research call topics within Horizon 2020.

 

Partners

Sustainable Supply Chain Foundation (USA)

Zaragoza Logistics Centre (EU)

TU Berlin (EU)

Potentially parnters from ZLC Coordination Support Action and ETP

University of Kentucky (USA)

ITESM (Mexico)

 

Sustainable Supply Chain Quad Chart 2013-09-26

 

R&D Objectives

The overall scope of the DAPhNE project is to develop and demonstrate a package of integrated solutions for different energy intensive processes (ceramics, cement and glass), based on tuning alternative firing technologies to the material characteristics and on smart control systems, to provide real time information about the energy consumption as well as the product quality.

 

Overview of the Initiative

Many High temperature alternative heating techniques has not been implemented as a full-scale industrial-process. The DAPhNE project brings together three manufacturing sectors (ceramic, glass and cement) with common problems in relation to the energy consumption of their firing processes, seeking common solutions via the implementation of high temperature alternative technologies based on smart control and monitoring systems.

DAPhNE will contribute to transform the traditional manufacturing of energy-intensive demand commodities, which is based on consumption of fossil fuels with low control process capacity, into a completely new concept of flexible, modular, re-configurable, smart and digital factory concept based on:

  • Smart control of high temperature alternative processes
  • Smart control of production lines that incorporate the above proposed alternative solutions, capable of maximizing autonomy and interaction capability with existing machinery and ensuring reuse of existing infrastructures.

Participants:

  • KERABEN- EU
  • AIDCO- EU
  • TECNICAS REUNIDUS- EU
  • NTUA- EU
  • CEINNMAT- EU
  • CSIC- EU
  • UPVLC- EU
  • ASCEM BV- EU
  • CEMEX RESEARCH- CH
  • CEMEX CENTRAL- MEX
  • STRESS- EU
  • UNIVPM- EU
  • TU BAF- EU
  • SANTOS BAROSA- EU
  • IST- EU
  • FRAUNHOFER- EU
  • MUEGGE- EU
  • FLO-IR- CH 

daphne

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DAPHNE – IMS MTP Initiative

 

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  • Provides effective means for a virtual enterprise to successfully network in a virtual mode via Intranet and Internet
  • Shared technological data, information, and knowledge to create advanced products, technologies and services

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  • Predict distortion resulting from quenching, carburizing and nitriding of steel parts both qualitatively and quantitatively.
  • Optimize time and operating condition of heat treatments materials.
  • Uses databases (Material, Process & Generic) and process simulation by the Finite Element Analysis

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