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26/09/2020 23:37:00 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go
RT @amable_eu: Wanna help support our society against #COVID19 pandemic? You see a challenge that #additivemanufacturing could solve? Tell…
26/09/2020 05:18:01 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go
RT @RohdeSchwarz: With advancement in autonomous driving, more and more sensors make their way into modern vehicles. You want to get an ove…
25/09/2020 16:18:29 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go
RT @IberiaCluster: Would you like to learn more on how you can map your ecosystem and identify gaps? The I4MS Mentoring Program webinar on…
25/09/2020 14:20:05 - FreeWheel H2020 Project -@FreewheelEU
Europe
Lifecycle-reconfigurable Smart Mobility Platform to enable autonomous and cost-effective personalized solutions for social inclusion of disabled and elderly while leveraging AM technologies FreeWheel
#FollowFriday Welcome to @fortunata_2030 @IoT4Industry18 @Optima_IPM 🙌Looking forward to interacting on innovative research projects funded under #Horizon2020 🇪🇺 [Go to tweet]

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25/09/2020 14:04:10 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform - eFactory)
RT @EU_ZDMP: Today, the meeting of Digital Manufacturing Platform (#DMP) Cluster, was held. Group leaders presented the scope and goals of…
27/09/2020 22:40:38 - -@
From Measurements to Standardized Multi-Domain Compact Models of LEDs DELPHI4LED
27/09/2020 22:40:38 - -@
Power Semiconductor and Electronics Manufacturing 4.0 SEMI40
25/09/2020 13:30:42 - Integradde Project -@Integradde
O Porriño, España
Intelligent data-driven pipeline for the manufacturing of certified metal parts through Direct Energy Deposition processes INTEGRADDE
In #INTEGRADDE, @IRTJulesVerne leads the Multi-physics process simulation and modelling of DED processes supports NDT characterization programs developing Active Infrared Tomography Technic. Read more about its role in the project 👉[URL] #3D [Go to tweet]

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25/09/2020 13:27:33 - DIY4U -@DIY4U_EU
Open Innovation Digital Platform and Fablabs for Collaborative Design and Production of personalised/customised FMCG DIY4U
RT @PGUK: We believe our brands are a #ForceForGood and a #ForceForGrowth. This week marks the one year anniversary since P&G joined @OPRL
25/09/2020 13:22:54 - ArrowheadTools -@ArrowheadTools
Arrowhead Tools for Engineering of Digitalisation Solutions Arrowhead Tools
RT @Industry4E: Learn more about the Eclipse Arrowhead Framework @EclipseCon [URL] #Industry4E Lighthouse project @Arrowh
25/09/2020 13:22:49 - ArrowheadTools -@ArrowheadTools
Arrowhead Tools for Engineering of Digitalisation Solutions Arrowhead Tools
RT @jerkerdelsing: Eclipse Arrowhead to be highlighted at EclipseCon Oct 19 [URL]
25/09/2020 13:20:00 - Industry4.E Lighthouse -@Industry4E
Ireland
Coordination and Support Action for Industry4.E CSA-Industy4.E
Learn more about the Eclipse Arrowhead Framework @EclipseCon [URL] #Industry4E Lighthouse project @ArrowheadTools @ECSEL_JU #H2020 @Productive40 @Madein4P @SCOTTProject2 @Ai4Di @CPS4EU @AfarCloud @IMECH_Project #iDev40 @SWARMS_Project #Semi40 [URL]
25/09/2020 13:07:01 - HR-Recycler -@HrRecycler
Thessaloniki, Greece
Hybrid Human-Robot RECYcling plant for electriCal and eLEctRonic equipment HR-Recycler
@GAIKER_BRTA participate in a study by @HrRecycler that evaluates the interaction between humans and industrial robots. With partners @tecnalia - @IndumetalN [URL]
27/09/2020 22:40:38 - -@
Integrated Development 4.0 iDev40
25/09/2020 11:30:13 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
RT @CNRPst: Andrea Orlandini is going to present "A language for Timeline-based Planning" at 2nd WS on Artificial Intelligence and fOrmal V…
25/09/2020 11:25:03 - Sherlock H2020 Project -@SherlockH2020
Bruxelles, Belgique
Seamless and safe human - centred robotic applications for novel collaborative workplaces SHERLOCK
Register now! #SHERLOCKH2020 results will be presented during the 8th CIRP CATS: 2️⃣Seamless H-R interaction - @LMSUPATRAS 3️⃣Advanced soft robotics technologies & smart mechatronics - @comaugroup 4️⃣Safety & security in collaborative workspaces - @Pilz_INT 👉[URL]
25/09/2020 11:00:53 - ZDMP -@EU_ZDMP
Zero Defect Manufacturing Platform ZDMP
Today, the meeting of Digital Manufacturing Platform (#DMP) Cluster, was held. Group leaders presented the scope and goals of the groups and invited other participants to contribute to accomplishment of the identified tasks. Now, the work continues within every group. [Go to tweet]

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25/09/2020 09:01:23 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
Watch #Sharework new animated video to know more about human-#robot collaboration in industrial environments 📺⬇️ [URL]
25/09/2020 08:46:00 - Industry4.E Lighthouse -@Industry4E
Ireland
Coordination and Support Action for Industry4.E CSA-Industy4.E
Great to have visiblity for #SMEs and a good place to look for those seeking an #SME partner @AENEAS_EU #DigitalEU #DigitalSkills #DigitalTechnologies #ECSELJU @ArrowheadTools @Productive40 @Madein4P @SCOTTProject2 @Ai4Di @CPS4EU @AfarCloud @IMECH_Project #iDev40 #AI #Cobotics [URL]
25/09/2020 08:38:04 - FIT4FoF -@FIT4FoF
Europe
Making our Workforce Fit for the Factory of the Future FIT4FoF
Yesterday the event "European Research & Innovation Days" ended, the annual flagship event that brings together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and citizens to debate about research and innovation in Europe organised by @EU_Commission. Did you assisted? We hear you!🇪🇺👂 [Go to tweet]

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25/09/2020 08:01:43 - Rossini 🤖 🇪🇺 -@Rossini_project
RObot enhanced SenSing, INtelligence and actuation to Improve job quality in manufacturing ROSSINI
📢For all our Italian- speaking followers Matteo Zanaroli from project coordinator @DatalogicGroup will present @Rossini_project in the Digital Days event, organized by @spsitalia 🙌 📅 This Tuesday (29/9) ⏲11.30 👉more info: [URL] #industry40 #robotics
25/09/2020 07:16:03 - AMable -@amable_eu
AdditiveManufacturABLE AMable
Our #COVID-19 call supports proposals with funding of up to 10k and our experts consulting. This call focusses on technically realistic and economically viable ideas that are#additivelymanufacturable. Call ends on October 1st at 1700pm. [URL] [Go to tweet]

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25/09/2020 06:09:24 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
RT @joguco: Change in robot sales trend after a decade of growth. However, there is still a huge market to robotize. And these figures are…
24/09/2020 15:25:53 - iQonic -@iQonic_project
Innovative strategies, sensing and process Chains for increased Quality, re-configurability, and recyclability of Manufacturing Optolectronics IQONIC
Our 2nd Newsletter 📰is out!✨ In this issue: 🏭Discover our industrial use-cases 🧐Know more on @iQonic project affairs 👥Have a look at the next events on #optoelectronics, we'll take part in them! Don't miss it 👇 [URL] @EFFRA @FoF_EU
24/09/2020 14:13:00 - Industry4.E Lighthouse -@Industry4E
Ireland
Coordination and Support Action for Industry4.E CSA-Industy4.E
Well done to the students and teachers from Scoil Samhthann who participated in a very interactive online #Industry4E workshops on Industry4.0 careers yesterday hosted by #Industry4E partner @IMR_ie [URL] #H2020 #ECSELJU #FutureOfWork #STEM #TechEd #Fun [Go to tweet]

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24/09/2020 14:05:44 - Z-BRE4K -@z_bre4k
Strategies and Predictive Maintenance models wrapped around physical systems for Zero-unexpected-Breakdowns and increased operating life of Factories Z-BRE4K
🙌Let's get started with our 1st #ForeSee #webinar!💻 📌PdM Platforms & Microservices for Manufacturing Operations Our speakers: 👥Sotiris Makris & Kosmas Alexopoulos @LMSUPATRAS 👥Anne Sanz Arrizabalaga @DANOBATGROUP 👥Pierluigi Petrali @WhirlpoolCorp @FoF_EU [Go to tweet]

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24/09/2020 13:41:13 - SCOTT Project -@SCOTTProject2
Secure COnnected Trustable Things SCOTT
Watch our latest video of SCOTT results from RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden), VIF (Virtual Vehicle) and JIG collaboration: [URL] [Go to tweet]

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24/09/2020 13:08:24 - AFarCloud -@AfarCloud
Europe
Aggregate Farming in the Cloud AFarCloud
Today, ROVIMATICA, in representation of @AfarCloud, is attending the Startup Europe’s Smart Agrifood Summit in Málaga (Spain), an industry-leading event for the creation of innovative ecosystems within the European agri-food sector. #Agrifood20 #drones #ecsel [Go to tweet]

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24/09/2020 11:37:01 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go
RT @amable_eu: The #additivemanufacturing community is ready to support you in fighting effects #COVID_19! Tell us what product you need to…
24/09/2020 11:30:35 - Industry4.E Lighthouse -@Industry4E
Ireland
Coordination and Support Action for Industry4.E CSA-Industy4.E
Interesting 'New Skills for New Times' session at #RiDaysEU this morning! Don't worry if you missed it, you can still watch the recording #DigitalSkills #SkillsGap #DigitalEU #HPC #AI #Employment #STEMcareers #STEAM #GirlsWhoCode #GirlsinSTEM #Tech #Training #Innovation #TechEd [URL]
24/09/2020 11:30:32 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go
L4MS Success Story: Improving #logistics for competitiveness The HAMLet solution will improve logistics by #automating all delivery actions for raw material pickup and mould transport at @ProcalcadoSA #Digital transformation is here ⚙ [URL]
24/09/2020 10:46:25 - Rossini 🤖 🇪🇺 -@Rossini_project
RObot enhanced SenSing, INtelligence and actuation to Improve job quality in manufacturing ROSSINI
@Rossini_project's 5th press release is out📋 Check it out to learn all about the recent advances made by partners @TNO_Research and @UNIMORE_univ in the cognitive layer, enabling #humanrobotcollaboration and #robotcontrol 🤖👇 [URL] #industry40 #automation
24/09/2020 10:00:21 - L4MS -@L4MS_EU
Europe
Logistics for Manufacturing SMEs L4MS
"The economical effect is quite big, more than 10%", says @TallinnTech professor Karjus about the L4MS project where they helped to improve Estonian #manufacturer Kulinaaria's internal #logistics logistics, creating concrete business benefits: [URL]
24/09/2020 09:01:47 - FLOIM Project -@FloimProject
Flexible Optical Injection Moulding  of optoelectronic devices FLOIM
#MeetOurPartners @Promolding is an injection #moulding specialist in the Netherlands, and supports the #FLOIM consortium in the manufacturing of #optoelectronic devices by integrating #optics and #electronics in a single manufacturing step. Meet them➡️ [URL]
24/09/2020 08:34:39 - Sherlock H2020 Project -@SherlockH2020
Bruxelles, Belgique
Seamless and safe human - centred robotic applications for novel collaborative workplaces SHERLOCK
📽️ Don't miss our last video! #SHERLOCKH2020 Operator Support Module 👉 We demonstrate how #SmartDevices 🕶️⌚️🎧 improve the interaction between operators & robots by providing: - step-by-step instructions - robot state & shopfloor status information [URL]
24/09/2020 07:35:00 - Industry4.E Lighthouse -@Industry4E
Ireland
Coordination and Support Action for Industry4.E CSA-Industy4.E
Amaia Beitra @MUnibertsitatea introduced #3Dprinting & materials to students from Arrasate & Soraluze BHI Institutua last week. Highlighting benefits like flexibility & speed of innovations which can impact our daily lives #FutureOfWork #Industry4E #H2020 #ECSELJU #STEM #TechEd [Go to tweet]

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24/09/2020 07:20:29 - Z-BRE4K -@z_bre4k
Strategies and Predictive Maintenance models wrapped around physical systems for Zero-unexpected-Breakdowns and increased operating life of Factories Z-BRE4K
Are you ready for our "Predictive Maintenance: European success stories" #webinar ? ⏰Join us TODAY at 16 pm CEST ‼️ You can still subscribe to the event, hurry up! 👉[URL] @uptime @programsEU @SERENA @Prophesy @PreCoM @z_bre4k [Go to tweet]

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23/09/2020 14:10:02 - AMable -@amable_eu
AdditiveManufacturABLE AMable
@amable_eu OpenCall OC6 – 900kEuros worth of support for SMEs to take up #AdditiveManufacturing did you miss the webcast today? In the next few weeks, there will be talks in Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Finnish and Portuguese, too! Register here: [URL] @I4MS_Europe
23/09/2020 14:03:22 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
RT @eu_Robotics: The European Robotics Week 2020 (#ERW2020) event app will give you access to networking with national coordinators & Centr…
23/09/2020 14:00:00 - Sherlock H2020 Project -@SherlockH2020
Bruxelles, Belgique
Seamless and safe human - centred robotic applications for novel collaborative workplaces SHERLOCK
Interested in smart manufacturing? 🤖 #SHERLOCKH2020 will host 3⃣ special sessions on advanced soft robotics technologies within the 8th CIRP CATS 2020 organised by @LMSUPATRAS 📅September 29 📅September 30 📅October 1 Time to choose your sessions, here: [URL] [Go to tweet]

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23/09/2020 13:06:17 - Predictive Cognitive Maintenance DSS -@PreCoM_Project
Växjö, Sverige
Predictive Cognitive Maintenance Decision Support System PreCoM
Have you ever wondered how a predictive maintenance system works in real industrial applications 🏭? Check out our latest video 🎬! [URL]
23/09/2020 12:42:01 - ConnectedFactories -@C_Factories
Global-leading smart manufacturing through digital platforms, cross-cutting factors and skilled workforce ConnectedFactories 2
Claudio Plastrone showing interesting work of the @MONSOON_EU project, concretely illustrating the path(way) to digital manufacturing at the @EU_Aluminium Virtual Innovation Hub Workshop #2020 @EFFRA_Live @EU_Aluminium @LinksFoundation [Go to tweet]

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23/09/2020 12:36:51 - Rossini 🤖 🇪🇺 -@Rossini_project
RObot enhanced SenSing, INtelligence and actuation to Improve job quality in manufacturing ROSSINI
RT @SherlockH2020: 📢 Happening last week: the 1st deployment of #SHERLOCKH2020 solutions at @Fidia_Iberica premises! 🎉 We were thrilled to…
23/09/2020 12:08:27 - Sherlock H2020 Project -@SherlockH2020
Bruxelles, Belgique
Seamless and safe human - centred robotic applications for novel collaborative workplaces SHERLOCK
Weekly #TechnologyTimes - do you remember we introduced you the @LS_VR_company #VR-based tool? It evaluates HRC operations and achieves safety features: ✔️Proximity analysis ✔️Robot monitoring zones ✔️Impact force estimation ✔️Visibility of safety sensors ✔️Robot swept volume [Go to tweet]

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23/09/2020 11:42:36 - DIY4U -@DIY4U_EU
Open Innovation Digital Platform and Fablabs for Collaborative Design and Production of personalised/customised FMCG DIY4U
.@DIY4U_EU project is delighted to welcome Randi Midtkandal Edgar from @orklafinland in its External Expert Advisory Board. Thank you for your collaboration. [Go to tweet]

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23/09/2020 11:00:05 - FIT4FoF -@FIT4FoF
Europe
Making our Workforce Fit for the Factory of the Future FIT4FoF
As part of the European Skills Agenda, a Pact for Skills was announced that will help to resolve COVID-19 challenges and fulfil the recovery path, EU industrial strategy and the green and digital transitions. @EU_Commission @ERRINNetwork More info ➡️ [URL] [Go to tweet]

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23/09/2020 10:20:46 - ZDMP -@EU_ZDMP
Zero Defect Manufacturing Platform ZDMP
#ZDMP M18 Virtual Review Meeting is today! Today, the work accomplished in the framework of ZDMP project is in review by the EC. One of the key topics discussed, is the launch of open calls for attraction of various stakeholders to test components developed. [Go to tweet]

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23/09/2020 09:57:24 - ConnectedFactories -@C_Factories
Global-leading smart manufacturing through digital platforms, cross-cutting factors and skilled workforce ConnectedFactories 2
RT @claudiopastrone: Very interesting presentation at the @EU_Aluminium Virtual Innovation Hub Workshop #2020 from @CDecubber on Pathways a…
23/09/2020 09:34:36 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
RT @CNRPst: The paper "An ontology for Human-Robot Collaboration" presented at 53rd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems is now publish…
23/09/2020 09:04:24 - iPRODUCE Project -@iPRODUCE_EU
A Social Manufacturing Framework for Streamlined Multi-stakeholder Open Innovation Missions in Consumer Goods Sectors iPRODUCE
What would you do if you had an extra 5 minutes today?🤔 Here's our suggestion 🙌[URL] @iPRODUCE_EU
23/09/2020 09:02:03 - Industry4.E Lighthouse -@Industry4E
Ireland
Coordination and Support Action for Industry4.E CSA-Industy4.E
RT @AENEAS_EU: ✅Read about the analysis of the global electronic value chain from the study ‘Emerging Technologies in ECS – Opportunities A…
23/09/2020 09:01:00 - Industry4.E Lighthouse -@Industry4E
Ireland
Coordination and Support Action for Industry4.E CSA-Industy4.E
Zer da Industria 4.0? Zer teknologiaz dihardugu? Zer ikasi behar da alor honetan lan egiteko? #Industry4E proiektuko partaide den @Munibertsitatea galdera hauek erantzuten saiatu zen ostiralean, Soraluze BHI Institutuarekin #FutureOfWork tailerrean #H2020 #ECSELJU #STEAM [URL]
23/09/2020 08:01:10 - Kyklos40Project -@Kyklos40Project
An Advanced Circular and Agile Manufacturing Ecosystem based on rapid reconfigurable manufacturing process and individualized consumer preferences KYKLOS 4.0
RT @EFFRA_Live: @C_Factories in collaboration with @EFFRA_Live is organising the Standards for digital manufacturing webinar, 💡focusing on…
23/09/2020 07:36:24 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform - eFactory)
The #European #Factory #Platform Project develops #innovative #solutions for #SMEs in #Manufacturing . See why CERTH is our partner in the project! [Go to tweet]

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23/09/2020 07:33:00 - Industry4.E Lighthouse -@Industry4E
Ireland
Coordination and Support Action for Industry4.E CSA-Industy4.E
What is Industry 4.0? Does it impact everyday lives? The team from #Industry4E partner @Munibertsitatea introduced #Industry40 technologies & opportunities to local schools last week [URL] #H2020 #ECSELJU #FutureOfWork #STEAM #SkillsGap #GirlsWhoCode [Go to tweet]

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23/09/2020 07:15:02 - AMable -@amable_eu
AdditiveManufacturABLE AMable
Is your idea additively manufacturable? Check out our services and get the support that you need! [URL] in collaboration with @I4MS_Europe @EFFRA_Live @DigIndEU @Photonics21 [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2020 21:03:20 - MIDIH -@MIDIH_EU
Manufacturing Industry Digital Innovation Hubs MIDIH
RT @EuQu4lity: The QU4LITY #OpenCall has successfully closed on 18th of September 2020. We thank all participants for their high-quality ap…
22/09/2020 20:56:37 - MIDIH -@MIDIH_EU
Manufacturing Industry Digital Innovation Hubs MIDIH
RT @Industry4E: Great range of training courses available to #SMEs & #MidCaps for up- and re-skilling Join the Digital #Industry40 Revolut…
22/09/2020 19:33:02 - Sherlock H2020 Project -@SherlockH2020
Bruxelles, Belgique
Seamless and safe human - centred robotic applications for novel collaborative workplaces SHERLOCK
RT @CORDIS_EU: Time to get involved! 💪 From tackling the climate crisis to building a digital world that works for everyone… the #RiDaysEU
22/09/2020 15:48:40 - DigiFed -@DigiFed
Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) federation for large scale adoption of  digital technologies by European SMEs DigiFed
The @DigiFed 2nd #opencall is now open! If you are a company seeking to #digitalise your products and services, #DigiFed offers grants of up to € 55k as well as technical and business support. Find out more: [URL] #smartapplications #digitalchallenge #H2020
22/09/2020 14:39:31 - Reclaim Manufacturing -@Reclaim_FoF
Karlsruhe, Germany
RE-manufaCturing and Refurbishment LArge Industrial equipMent RECLAIM
RT @SmartIndustryUS: Traceability...from inception to the age of Industry 4.0. Find tips on taking advantage of smart #traceability with ex…
22/09/2020 13:34:55 - Qu4lity -@EuQu4lity
H2020 funded project GA nº: 825030
Digital Reality in Zero Defect Manufacturing QU4LITY
The QU4LITY #OpenCall has successfully closed on 18th of September 2020. We thank all participants for their high-quality applications. More information about the open call results as well as the selected experiments will be published on the QU4LITY website.
22/09/2020 12:50:23 - MIDIH -@MIDIH_EU
Manufacturing Industry Digital Innovation Hubs MIDIH
RT @ids_association: Proud... 1⃣ to have shaped the @MIDIH_EU project with the IDS Reference Architecure; 2⃣ to have hosted MIDIH's Final E…
22/09/2020 12:21:00 - Industry4.E Lighthouse -@Industry4E
Ireland
Coordination and Support Action for Industry4.E CSA-Industy4.E
What is Industry 4.0? What technologies are under that name? What do you have to study to work in Industry 4.0? #Industry4E partner @Munibertsitatea tried to answer these questions for Soraluze BHI Institutua in an interactive #FutureOfWork workshop on Friday #H2020 #ECSELJU [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2020 10:13:27 - Industry4.E Lighthouse -@Industry4E
Ireland
Coordination and Support Action for Industry4.E CSA-Industy4.E
Eskerrik asko Arrasate Institutoko ikasle eta irakasleei, ostiralean Industria 4.0 eta arlo hortako lanbideei buruzko online #Industry4E tailerretan parte hartzeagatik! #Industry4E proiektuko partaide den @MUnibertsitatea-k antolatua. [URL] #H2020 #ECSELJU [URL] [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2020 10:02:36 - Uptime-H2020 -@uptimeH2020
UNIFIED PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE SYSTEM UPTIME
RT @z_bre4k: - 3 days to the 1st ForeSee #webinar! 📝PdM Platforms & Microservices for #Manufacturing Operations 👥4 speakers 🏭 2 use cases…
22/09/2020 09:18:52 - iPRODUCE Project -@iPRODUCE_EU
A Social Manufacturing Framework for Streamlined Multi-stakeholder Open Innovation Missions in Consumer Goods Sectors iPRODUCE
RT @Pop_Machina: Watch this video to learn how #Piraeus 🇬🇷 plans to become a #circular maker city. ♻️ [URL]
22/09/2020 08:57:08 - STREAM-0D -@Stream0d
Simulation in Real Time for Manufacturing with Zero Defects STREAM-0D
RT @EFFRA_Live: The trademarks of the #MadeinEurope programme 📝 #excellence #responsiveness #dynamic #quality #zerodefect #circularity #…
22/09/2020 08:37:00 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go
RT @CloudiFacturing: How to improve #thermoplastic injection process using #deeplearning algorithms? SHION experiment generates a predictiv…
22/09/2020 08:18:48 - Z-BRE4K -@z_bre4k
Strategies and Predictive Maintenance models wrapped around physical systems for Zero-unexpected-Breakdowns and increased operating life of Factories Z-BRE4K
- 3 days to the 1st ForeSee #webinar! 📝PdM Platforms & Microservices for #Manufacturing Operations 👥4 speakers 🏭 2 use cases @WhirlpoolCorp & @DANOBATGROUP Preview our presentations!👉 [URL] #newsletter @FoF_EU @EFFRA_Live [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2020 08:16:57 - FLOIM Project -@FloimProject
Flexible Optical Injection Moulding  of optoelectronic devices FLOIM
One of the specific applications demonstrated in the project is a Fibre Optic Transceiver (FOT), for high data density Datacom. #FLOIM will provide low cost high performance #optics with wavelength multiplexing. 🔗Find out more➡️ [URL] #H2020 #FoF @EFFRA_Live [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2020 07:57:22 - CloudiFacturing -@CloudiFacturing
Duisburg, Germany, Europe
Cloudification of Production Engineering for Predictive Digital Manufacturing CloudiFacturing
How to improve #thermoplastic injection process using #deeplearning algorithms? SHION experiment generates a predictive model for production defects that helps improving product quality and productivity of prospective end-users. Lean more: [URL] @I4MS_Europe #AI [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2020 07:16:02 - AMable -@amable_eu
AdditiveManufacturABLE AMable
The #additivemanufacturing community is ready to support you in fighting effects #COVID_19! Tell us what product you need to make your work more efficiently. Send us The #additivemanufacturing community is ready to support you in fighting effects #COVID_19 @I4MS_Europe [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2020 06:29:33 - Laser4Surf -@Laser4Surf
Europe
LASER FOR MASS PRODUCTION OF FUNCTIONALISED METALLIC SURFACES LASER4SURF
RT @energigune_brta: 📢JOB OPPORTUNITY: CIC energiGUNE @brta_eus is looking for an experienced Post-doctoral #Researcher for the Solid-stat…
22/09/2020 06:09:18 - EMB3Rs -@Emb3rs_project
User-driven Energy-Matching & Business prospection tool for industrial Excess heat/cold Reduction, Recovery and Redistribution EMB3Rs
RT @HeatRoadmapEU: Visit the Norwegian #DistrictHeating city Kristiansand 🇳🇴 The city's #DistrictHeating is 99% based on excess heat from…
22/09/2020 00:30:26 - ZDMP -@EU_ZDMP
Zero Defect Manufacturing Platform ZDMP
Artificial Vision and how it is considered by #ZDMP project, is addressed in the new blog “Process Orientated Artificial Vision in industry”: [URL] Author: Alessandro Liani, R&D Manager, Video Systems Srl. [Go to tweet]

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21/09/2020 13:37:59 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
RT @CNRPst: A video presenting the @Sharework_EU project. We bring our contribution in synergy with @StiimaCNR for enabling innovative robo…
21/09/2020 13:13:40 - PROPHESY Project -@ProphesyProject
Platform for rapid deployment of self-configuring and optimized predictive maintenance services PROPHESY
RT @uptimeH2020: Join us at the ForeSee Webinar#1 "Predictive Maintenance Platfroms & Microservices for Manufacturing Operations" featuring…
21/09/2020 11:40:21 - ZDMP -@EU_ZDMP
Zero Defect Manufacturing Platform ZDMP
The issues related to securing communication channels in the context of Industry 4.0 are raised in the next #ZDMP blog: [URL] Author: David Todoli, ITI Technology Center. [Go to tweet]

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21/09/2020 11:18:32 - Uptime-H2020 -@uptimeH2020
UNIFIED PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE SYSTEM UPTIME
Join us at the ForeSee Webinar#1 "Predictive Maintenance Platfroms & Microservices for Manufacturing Operations" featuring use cases of white goods & machine tool applications of Whirlpool, Danobat & Spinea. Thu, 24-09-2020, 16h CEST. Free registration: [URL] [Go to tweet]

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21/09/2020 10:52:57 - PROPHESY Project -@ProphesyProject
Platform for rapid deployment of self-configuring and optimized predictive maintenance services PROPHESY
RT @z_bre4k: 🙌ForeSee Cluster Webinars🙌 The ForeSee Cluster launched a series of #webinars entitled "Predictive Maintenance: European succ…
21/09/2020 10:51:49 - PROPHESY Project -@ProphesyProject
Platform for rapid deployment of self-configuring and optimized predictive maintenance services PROPHESY
RT @z_bre4k: On Sep 24 join the #ForeSee cluster for the 1st #webinar on"Predictive Maintenance: European success stories"! We'll talk abo…
21/09/2020 10:47:29 - PROPHESY Project -@ProphesyProject
Platform for rapid deployment of self-configuring and optimized predictive maintenance services PROPHESY
RT @IoT4Industry18: 💡An IoT-based predictive maintenance solution can help to predict potential damage by collecting data: here a series of…
21/09/2020 10:33:03 - Z-BRE4K -@z_bre4k
Strategies and Predictive Maintenance models wrapped around physical systems for Zero-unexpected-Breakdowns and increased operating life of Factories Z-BRE4K
RT @aimenct: @z_bre4k project, led by #aimenct, will participate in the #webinars launched by the ForeSee Cluster entitled "Predictive Main…
21/09/2020 09:31:59 - AMable -@amable_eu
AdditiveManufacturABLE AMable
Wanna help support our society against #COVID19 pandemic? You see a challenge that #additivemanufacturing could solve? Tell us at [URL] in collaboration with @I4MS_Europe @EFFRA_Live @DigIndEU @Photonics21 [Go to tweet]

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21/09/2020 09:01:12 - DIH4CPS -@DIH4CPS
Fostering DIHs for Embedding Interoperability in Cyber-Physical Systems of European SMEs DIH4CPS
Partner spotlight! Today we're sharing with you one of our incredible partners. Find out more about Université Lumière Lyon 2 on their website. [URL] [Go to tweet]

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21/09/2020 08:31:27 - iQonic -@iQonic_project
Innovative strategies, sensing and process Chains for increased Quality, re-configurability, and recyclability of Manufacturing Optolectronics IQONIC
RT @HolonixSRL: Il progetto europeo @iQonic_project di cui @HolonixSRL è #partner ha raggiunto il primo traguardo ed ora avrà inizio la sec…
21/09/2020 08:12:27 - ConnectedFactories -@C_Factories
Global-leading smart manufacturing through digital platforms, cross-cutting factors and skilled workforce ConnectedFactories 2
RT @EFFRA_Live: @C_Factories in collaboration with @EFFRA_Live is organising the Standards for digital manufacturing webinar, 💡focusing on…
21/09/2020 07:24:09 - Productive4.0 -@Productive40
Electronics and ICT as enabler for digital industry and optimized supply chain management covering the entire product lifecycle Productive4.0
RT @Industry4E: Have you caught up on the #Industry4E Lighthouse community news yet? 👉[URL] Subscribe: 👉https://t.co/MOm…
18/09/2020 14:41:48 - AFarCloud -@AfarCloud
Europe
Aggregate Farming in the Cloud AFarCloud
"As in other industries, the application of the #InternetOfThings in #agriculture promises previously unavailable efficiency, reduction of resources and cost, automation and data-driven processes." 👉 The benefits of IoT in agriculture and smart farming: [URL] [Go to tweet]

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18/09/2020 11:01:48 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go
Don't be late for this ride ⏰ come and join us at this exceptional opportunity to discover how @MIDIH_EU contributes to the Industrial Digital Transformation! Join Gare du MIDIH online conference, and if you still haven't registered do it now 👉 [URL] [Go to tweet]

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18/09/2020 10:01:31 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go
The I4MS Training Catalogue offers a platform where #SMEs and #Midcaps can find the latest Industry 4.0 #upskilling and #reskilling offers by #DIHs and Innovation Actions across Europe ⚙ Join now at: [URL] [Go to tweet]

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18/09/2020 09:31:05 - REMODEL -@REMODEL_H2020
Robotic tEchnologies for the Manipulation of cOmplex DeformablE Linear objects REMODEL
We are returning from holidays, but we did not spend our time without our robots and perception systems. #REMODELpost #ResearchImpactEU #Robotic #H2020->[URL] [Go to tweet]

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18/09/2020 09:08:02 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform - eFactory)
RT @FoF_EU: List of Machine Learning and Deep Learning conferences in 2020 [URL] #deeplearning
18/09/2020 08:53:03 - Uptime-H2020 -@uptimeH2020
UNIFIED PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE SYSTEM UPTIME
RT @ProphesyProject: The ForeSee Cluster (PdM related projects @ProphesyProject, @programsEU, @z_bre4k, @PreCoM_Project, @SERENA_Project an…
18/09/2020 08:31:42 - MIDIH -@MIDIH_EU
Manufacturing Industry Digital Innovation Hubs MIDIH
Time is running out! Less than one week before the train leaves for Gare du MIDIH. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain free insights from our Digital Transformation Experts. Please Register at [URL] @MIDIH_EU, @I4MS_Europe #SMEs [Go to tweet]

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Industry4.E Lighthouse Newsletter - August

See the Industry4.E Lighthouse newsletter here https://mailchi.mp/1ed66f7454cd/industry4e-e-newsletter-issue-one

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2nd Newsletter of iQonic

The 2nd newsletter of iQonic project has been published!

Click the link to find out information about iQonic Use Cases and key extracts from our recent participation at SPIE. Photonics West.  

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Predictive Maintenance: European success stories - 1st ForeSee webinar

On September 24th join the #ForeSee cluster for the 1st #webinar on"Predictive Maintenance: European success stories"!

We'll talk about Platforms and Microservices for manufacturing operations with Prof Sotiris Makris & Kosmas Alexopoulos from the University of Patras and we’ll present @WhirlpoolCorp & @IDEKO demonstrations!

Register for participating: https://www.crit-research.it/en/eventi/predictive-maintenance-webinar-series-european-success-stories/ https://www.crit-research.it/en/eventi/predictive-maintenance-webinar-series-european-success-stories/

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TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE IQONIC ARCHITECTURE FOR ZERO-DEFECT MANUFACTURING OF OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

The 1st phase (M1-M18) of the iQonic project has just concluded with the 1st Review Meeting with the Project Officer and Monitor. After the collection of requirements, the identification of optoelectronic functionalities and the development of the HW and SW solutions that will compose the iQonic architecture for the zero-defect manufacturing of opto-electronic components, the main technologies and methodologies are now ready for the testing, validation and integration in relevant use-case scenarios.

In the first phase of the iQonic R&D activities, the needs and expectation of the consortium as well as of project’s stakeholders were closely observed and extracted from the project use-cases – ALPES LASER, PRIMA ELECTRO, FILAR OPTOMATERIALS and BRIGHTERWAVE. These results have been collected in a detailed list of technical and non-technical requirements and specifications. Moreover, optoelectronic functionalities for each use case, the generic development frameworks for the assembly processes and the data input and output points in the process chain were defined.

This enabled the development and laboratory testing of the iQonic HW and SW technologies, including the iQonic sensorial network, adaptive optics and electronic nose for evaluation of materials, smart grasping robotic for flexible handling and the Knowledge Based System. In parallel with technical development, a set of innovation management activities took place aiming to develop the roadmap to introduce the iQonic technology to the market, after the end of the project.

In the next months, these technologies will be integrated in the iQonic optoelectronics manufacturing architecture and together with the definition of defect detection and classification techniques – 3D imaging methodologies and smart tagging, defect severity evaluation and decision support systems (DSS), processes and tools for reuse or requalification – and defect management techniques – Predictive Maintenance functionalities: Cyber Physical System – CPS, end-of-life management, Reverse Supply Chain –  will pave the way towards zero-defect manufacturing of opto-electronics and photonics.

Eventually, starting from the project 2nd phase (M19-M30), iQonic solutions will be integrated and validated at the shop floor level in several demonstrators at iQonic end-users’ facilities. The full version of the press release can be found in iQonic website.

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ESSIAL Virtual Technical Workshop - Andaltec

ESSIAL International Technical Workshop will take place online on 10 September 2020. This event is organised by ESSIAL's partner Andaltec (Centro Tecnológico del Plástico). This event was initially planned on 26 March 2020 at Andaltec Heaquarters in Martos (Jaén), Spain, but had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Finally, the workshop will be organised virtually as a webinar

The workshop aims at presenting the project results and engage the stakeholders into personal interactions with the project participants. It is open to researchers, engineers and SMEs that may be interested in such a new technology.

Below, the programme of the workshop:

  • 10:00: Opening - José María Navarro, General Manager at Andaltec
  • 10:15: ESSIAL project presentation and laser welding process - Jesús Castillo, R&D engineer at Andaltec
  • 10:30: Electrical steel manufacturing process and microscopy analysis in ESSIAL project - Jean-Pierre Birat and Camille Pineau, consultants and researchers at IRT-M2P
  • 11:15: Break
  • 11:45: ln-line monitoring techniques and upscaling strategies to optimize the manufacturing time and costs - Anne Henrottin, R&D Engineer at Lasea
  • 12:30: Impact of local surface laser treatment on magnetic properties of grain-oriented silicon iron sheets - Manar Nesser, PhD student at UPJV in collaboration with ESIEE-Amiens
  • 13:15: End of the Webinar

Registration:

Registration is free of charge. You are just re­quired to send your contact data (company name. number of attendants and e-mail address) to jesus.castillo@andaltec.org. The participants will receive the information to access the Webinar platform upon registration. 

More information on the ESSIAL Website

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ForeSee Cluster Webinar Series

Predictive Maintenance: European success stories

The ForeSee Cluster has launched a series of webinars to discuss about the breakthrough Predictive Maintenance innovations achieved by its members.

Have a look at the program and subscribe to the 1st meeting to know more on our PdM solutions!

Program: http://foresee-cluster.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/ForeSeeWebinarSeries.pdf

For further information on the initiative: https://www.z-bre4k.eu/news/foresee-cluster-webinar-series/

 

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Rossini’s recent advances in the cognitive layer for collaborative robot control - Press release

Please, find at this link the most recent updates on the Rossini project: https://www.rossini-project.com/news-and-events

 

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Find all NEWS and SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS here

Please find all project news here: https://www.etekina.eu/news/ and all Scientific Publications here: https://www.etekina.eu/scientific-publications/

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Find all news here

Please have a look here https://www.laser4surf.eu/news/ to find all news about the project. Thanks!

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KEY FACTOR MOVEMENT PRIMITIVES: HOW CAN WE MAKE A ROBOT LEARN FROM HUMANS?

HOW DOES A ROBOT LEARN HOW TO PERFORM A TASK NOWADAYS?

Since Henry Ford’s assembly lines, automation systems have been developed and integrated in the industry all over the world. Clear examples of this are Amazon’s automated warehouses or Coca-Cola’s dark sheds

While these examples are stunning, it is also true that nowadays, these robots need their own warehouses where no interaction with humans happens. Also, high qualified robotics engineers have to program them to perform the required repetitive tasks.

In the future, we imagine a world where anybody, without any prior knowledge in robotics, could buy a robot, set it in their workshop and start teaching the robot to perform some task interacting with the human workers. But, what should the robot learn? Welcome to the Movement Primitives.

WHAT ARE THE MOVEMENT PRIMITIVES?

Movement Primitives are the set models that represent the different type of actions the robot could do.These models will generate trajectories the robot should follow in order to perform a certain task.

Let’s assume we want a robot to learn to pick a certain object. Instead of programming the task, we can make the robot learn from human demonstrations. A human could move manually the robot arm to the object we want to pick several times while changing the object position and the robot will learn a model that represents that action. Afterwards, if the object is set in a completely new position, the robot will be able to generate a trajectory to pick this object.

MOVEMENT PRIMITIVES IN SHAREWORK

SHAREWORK project benefits from the use of Movement Primitives for task recognition and also prediction of human movement. Movement Primitives can represent the different type of motions the human does and so, they could be integrated as an additional feature for a task classification module. On the other side, Movement Primitives can provide a probabilistic prediction model about where the human is going to be, in order to improve the robot motion planners. 

During the SHAREWORK project, Context-Aware Movement Primitive Segmentation algorithms are going to be applied. The algorithm will be able to segment the recorded human motion online and learn the simplest blocks of which the human motion is built in order to solve a complex task

SHAREWORK project will use Movement Primitives for learning from human actions by understanding the worker’s behaviour and anticipating tasks 

These learned motion primitives are contextualised with the objects in the environment in order to adapt to the different positions the same object can be placed. Afterwards, these Movement Primitives will be used as the building blocks of the task classification algorithms.

These same Context-Aware Movement Primitives will provide a probabilistic prediction of the position of the human in the future. Mixed with robot motion planner, the robot will plan safer trajectories, avoiding the collision with the humans.

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ROBOTICS INTO HANDWORK MANUFACTURING: THE FIGURE OF THE TECHNOLOGY COACH FOR LEADING AN EFFECTIVE AND SMOOTH IMPLEMENTATION

THE NEW CHALLENGE OF ROBOTICS: TAKE OVER THE HANDWORK MANUFACTURING

The Robotic Industry is growing bigger day by day, launching on the market several advanced solutions which promise to revolutionise the way factories produce goods and assembly parts in a near future. As a result, also the expectations of Industry are constantly increasing and they look at robots as the definitive solution to save time (and, of course, money) and boost profits of their manufacturing companies.

The handwork manufacture is the new battlefield that robotics has begun to conquest in recent years, but despite this there is still a lot of room for improvement and expansion. In fact, while nowadays almost all the operators performing repetitive and simple tasks have been replaced with highly automated assembly lines, the same has not yet happened for handcraft. This is mainly due by the fact that manual labour requires such high skills and a human sensitivity that, at the moment, a robot cannot replace the operator in almost all the cases.

The automation of assembly lines based mainly on handwork are quite a challenge for the robotic industry due to the need of high skills and sensitivity

The solution that robotic producers have found to overcome this limit is the launch on the market of collaborative robots (also called cobots). Cobots aim to support handcrafts in the most repetitive, heaviest and uncomfortable tasks rather than completely replace them, allowing to preserve the high quality generated by manual labour and speeding up the productivity at the same time.

Unfortunately, the implementation of a robotic system into the production process is everything except easy and instantaneous and the benefits the robot could bring are not so obvious. In fact, the selection of proper components and a smooth integration are crucial to generate the positive impact on productivity, quality and operators’ working conditions which factory owners wish. And this is even more true for the implementation of collaborative robots into handwork manufacturing, where the system should reach high performance without neglecting the operator safety and the human acceptance.

Collaborative robots offer handcraft industries a support in repetitive and uncomfortable tasks for operators

Indeed, there is the need of an intermediary figure which could drive the end-user through the jungle of robotic products and serve as an interface between the salesman approach of suppliers and the concreteness of craftsmen undertaking in the workshop. This figure within Sharework project is commonly named as “Technology Coach”, and STAM is in charge of filling that role for one of the four use-cases, namely the assembly of rotary table in Goizper factory.

THE TECHNOLOGY COACH: NOT ONLY A MATTER OF DESIGN

If the role of the Technology Coach is essential in the implementation of a robotic system into production lines, it could be even crucial when we talk about the introduction of cobots supporting handcrafts because of the aforementioned reasons. But exactly, who the Technology Coach is? And what it is supposed to do?

Generally speaking, it is a work team with well-mixed competences which belongs to a high-tech company or a R&D center. Unlike suppliers or system integrators, the Technology Coach not only proposes the design of a tailored robotic cell, but they follow a holistic approach which involves the end-user to reinvent and redesign the workflow and the workshop layout of tomorrow in a better way.

The Technology Coach should listen and understand the needs and the objectives of the end-user. Satisfying these wishes and achieving these goals will be its main mission. Once an agreement is found, Technology Coach should select suitable commercial solution, get in touch with suppliers, design the robotic system, reinvent the workflow and reshape the layout if needed, install and test the solution.They should take care of the whole process of implementation of the robot into the shop floorfrom the definition of requirements to the commissioning and final test. This is an iterative and continuous process, some steps should be done several times until finding an equilibrium among the end-user expectations, the current robotic supply, the budget, the operator acceptance and well-being, the timing and so on.

Technology Coaches help industries in the implementation of new robotic systems, leading the whole innovation process matching he end-user’s demand in the most effective way

Most of the work of a Technology Coach can be done in its headquarters, using modern communication network to periodically update the end-user about the work progress. However, it is highly recommended to have a face-to-face with the end-user at the begin of the project, as well as to visit the shop floor and talk with operators working there to have a clear picture of the process.

The value added to the figure of the Technology Coach is to put at the stake all its set of cross-cutting competences and resources to satisfy the wishes of the end-user. Technical Coaching does not simply mean designing a robotic cell, but leading the whole innovation process of the manufacture, matching the robotic supply to the end-user’s demand in the most effective and smooth way.

THE SHAREWORK EXAMPLE: A COBOT FOR SUPPORTING THE MANUAL ASSEMBLY OF ROTARY TABLE

As mentioned before, STAM embodies the role of Technology Coach in Sharework project to support Goizper and coordinate partners contributions in the implementation of a collaborative robot system in their servo rotary table assembly area. As the assembly of these components requires a remarkable human sensitivity and manual skill, the main aim of Goizper is to delegate to the Sharework system the most heavy and repetitive tasks of the assembly, while preserving worker focus on the most skilled operations.

As first step, we worked together to select the most suitable tasks to be delegated to the cobot and to define in details each scenario. In order to have a complete and clear picture of the workshop and the process, we carried out a technical visit to the factory together with the consortium. We had the chance to directly experience the working conditions (e.g. spaces, loads, noise), as well as to talk in first person with the workers to collect their feedback.

Once the use-case was pretty defined, STAM began to serve as an interface among the end-user and the external world. Our role was double: on one hand we translated the requests of Goizper into requirements and clear specification to effectively communicate with commercial suppliers and with the multiple software developers involved in Sharework, each one focused on different specific tasks. And, vice versa, we collected feedbacks, requests and suggestions from all the different entities involved in the Sharework project to provide a unified vision to Goizper and to propose them a feasible human-robot collaborative solution that could meet their expectations.

For these purposes, 3D models and views (see the following pictures), as well as all the other visual medias, are very useful to finally put on paper the developed concept and allow other partners to understand it in an easy and clear manner.

It has been a long and iterative decisional process, but, in the end, we did it! We reached a final solution reinventing the rotary table assembly workflow to enhance the productivity, exalt the qualities of workers and safeguard their well-being.

However, our job is just starting out: we have to work hard in the next months to make this design on paper a concrete reality. Stay tuned!

 

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TRAVELLING TO GOIZPER 4.0 WITH COLLABORATIVE ROBOTICS ON BOARD

During the last years, Goizper’s mind has changed little by little, complementing new technology developments with the power transmission components portfolio. The obtained good results have certified that new technologies integration is the correct way to follow.

A STEP FORWARD BECOMING GOIZPER 4.0 

Goizper S. Coop. has already integrated several Industry 4.0 solutions related to its market products, such as smart-G, an IoT monitoring system integrated on mechanical components in order to predict failures. However, now Goizper has started a new era introducing Industry 4.0 solutions on its own shop floor in Antzuola, Basque Country (Spain).

On the one side, new machinery, such as milling and turning machines, are running in Goizper’s shop floor, with integrated IoT solutions and direct connection with the supplier (machine experts) through internet. On the other side, Goizper has decided to invest in new technologies on the manual assembly area, where operators’ ergonomic issues concern the company.

Conventional robots have never fit in the assembly area due to the flexibility degree that Goizper’s products assembly require and the high variety and low quantities of each reference. However, Goizper decided to go further and participate in Sharework project as we believe that collaborative robots will be able to provide the flexibility that Goizper’s assembly area needs. Within the project, Goizper Industrial will validate a new design of their workplace to introduce collaborative robots in their servo rotary table assembly area.

Several benefits are expected from Sharework project, including an improvement of ergonomics in the workplaceavoid work-related injuriesimprove the final quality of the product and a significant reduction of the assembly process’ cycle time.

OPERATORS’ ERGONOMICS CONDITIONS TO IMPROVE

A new way of introducing robotics into the workplace has risen with the development of collaborative robotics (Cobots), which allow the operator to share the assembly area with robots without the need to be separated by fences. Managers in Goizper think that Cobots introduction in the assembly line by means of Sharework project, will improve operators´ ergonomics conditions.

Power transmission components’ assembly, such as turning tables, request many manual adjustments applied by human force. Hence, some tasks could lead to back injuries or muscular pain in operators.

OPERATORS AND COBOTS, A SUCCESSFUL TEAM TO RISE PRODUCT QUALITY  

For sure, with the introduction of cobots for operators’ assistance, the quality of the assembled product will be higher. Obviously, automated processes provide a higher percentage of good parts compared to manual processes. In Sharework industrial scenario, bolts will be locked with the same torque in a repetitive and more precise tool than nowadays.

Goizper is eager to see how much the quality of their products is improved after cobots incorporation, during Sharework project.

SPEEDING UP THE ASSEMBLY PROCESS

Productivity is not the main goal of this technology integration; nevertheless, assembly cycle time is expected to be reduced due to the fast execution of UR10 Cobots. Within Sharework scenario, which will be applied to our servo rotary table assembly area, time reduction must provide a better lead time of the product and economic benefits.

THE SAFETY OF OUR EMPLOYEES AT THE CENTER OF ALL THE OPERATION

As none of these new technology’s integration could run before ensuring human safety and make sure that all safety requirements in the shop floor are met, Goizper’s Human Resources Department – the bridge between the new technology and the human – is also closely participating in Sharework project.

Goizper, as one of Sharework’s project industrial scenarios, aims to use the collaboration robotics technology for assisting and helping operators in their daily tasks, such as handling heavy parts to the operator and passing them the correct part to be assembled or the tool to be used at the correct time. Under no circumstances the operator will be replaced by the collaborative robot but just another tool available to help for the operator, in addition to other technologies or devices already deployed in the assembly workplace.

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CEMBRE AND THE SHAREWORK PROJECT: A STORY ON COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS’ DEPLOYMENT IN FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING ASSEMBLY AREAS

The manufacturing industry is observing great changes in these years. Its radical evolution is due to the growing demand of the market, accompanied with an increase of variety. Both these characteristics force us to gain more flexibility, accuracy and efficiency in our production departments, together with a continuous cost reduction.

The industrial manufacturing applications have seen the introduction of a new category of robots – collaborative robots (or “cobots”) – designed to physically interact with humans in a shared environment, without the typical barriers or protective cages used in traditional robotic systems.

Our vision in Cembre S.p.A. is to take advantage from cobots and from the smart manufacturing as a whole in order to increase the service rate and improve the worker’s ergonomics. We think that human-robot collaboration (HRC) is prime for increasing both these factors and that Sharework EU project is fundamental for developing more knowledge about HRC, helping filling the gap between the robotic and the human worlds.

Cembre could have gone to full shop floor automation but we would have lost human flexibility. Collaborative robots provide a half way solution between the human and robotics world

THE INTRODUCTION OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTICS IN ADVANCED MACHINE TENDING

Cembre S.p.A., based in Brescia (Italy), is always eager to employ new methods or technologies that can support the development and the improvement of its entire production system. For this reason, the company constantly collaborates with universities, start-ups, research centres and others associations.

The Sharework project perfectly fits in this approach, since it will be pioneering in the employment of HRC using collaborative robots within manufacturing systems and, in general, in industrial operations.

The objectives we want to achieve are many.

  1. Gain flexibility in managing the machining of a large variety of parts without the need to develop expensive equipment and plan a long training for every new product that enters the shop floor.
  2. Employ our operators in more value-added tasks, such as inspections and process optimisation, and move non-value-added activities and repetitive task, such as motion or transportation, to the cobots.
  3. Increase operators’ ergonomics, which itself is one of our primary targets together with operator’s welfare and satisfaction. These latter should increase because the skills required to an operator will be brought to a higher level thus improving the interest for the job inside machining shop floor.
  4. In the long term, once the complete system will be deployed on the whole shop floor, we also expect a decrease in lead-time and quality losses.

SHAREWORK PROJECT DEPLOYMENT AT CEMBRE’S PLANT

We are currently implementing the Sharework project in the machining shop floor located in Brescia’s plant: production engineers, human resources and operators are all engaged. Most of them are new to this kind of projects and these technologies, aspects that makes Sharework especially challenging for the company. Regarding this, the contributions of the CNR, the Italian research centre, and of MCM, our technologic partner, are very important to us.

The role of people is fundamental to create deep connections between working conditions and technologies. In fact, one of the main challenges for the future is to understand how this new paradigm for the manufacturing systems could generate benefits to the entire production chain. Who if not humans could imagine this?

 

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UPTIME Newsletter - June 2020

Welcome to the 6th edition of the UPTIME Newsletter!

The UPTIME project has entered the evaluation phase. The prototype of the UPTIME Platform has been integrated into the three industrial business cases in its final configuration. In this edition, MAILLIS shares with us their first-hand experience and some lessons learned from the recent implementation of the UPTIME Platform in the MAILLIS Business Case, which deals with predictive maintenance in a cold rolling mill for the production of steel strapping.

In the previous newsletters, we introduced five of the UPTIME Platform’s main components. In this issue, we’ll present the last component prototype, UPTIME_VISUALIZE, which provides individual, customizable and configurable visualisation of data in a customer-oriented way. Its implementation in the MAILLIS Business Case is used as an example of how it works.

We have also been organising a series of webinars showcasing the main features of the UPTIME Platform including live demonstrations of their implementation in our industrial use cases. The first webinar on the implementation in the White Goods case was held on 19 March 2020. In case you missed it, you can find the webinar recording here.

The second webinar, “UPTIME Predictive Maintenance: Lessons Learned and Best Practices in the Steel Industry“, will take place on Thursday, 09 July 2020, 11:00 – 12:30 CEST. We hope you can join our webinar and look forward to interacting with you and getting your valuable feedback. To register and get more detailed information about the webinar, please click here.  We hope you enjoy our newsletter!

A full newsletter is available: https://www.uptime-h2020.eu/index.php/2020/06/26/uptime-6th-newsletter-edition-06-2020/

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CERTH explain their work in AI-enabled Cell-level perception methods

The objective of this task is to provide the envisaged robot with the ability to perceive the industrial environment so as to effectively collaborate with the humans and assist them with the Waste Electrical and Electronic (WEEE) device recycling process. Towards this direction, CERTH recorded multiple recycling procedures of four WEEE devices, namely PC Towers, Microwave Ovens, Flat Panel Displays and Emergency Lamps, focusing on the human-robot collaboration aspect during the WEEE device disassembly, thus creating a WEEE device component detection dataset by manually annotating a number of the recorded frames.

Given this dataset, CERTH deployed state of the art Computer Vision methods utilizing Deep Learning techniques in order to train a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) capable of detecting the four WEEE devices as well as their respective components during the various stages of the disassembly process. Additionally, CERTH enhanced these methods by proposing an anchoring mechanism targeting specifically the detection of small objects.

https://www.hr-recycler.eu/certh-explains-their-work-in-ai-enabled-cell-level-perception-methods/

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Z-BRE4K Presentation video is online!

Have a look at Z-BRE4K presentation video and discover more on our Predictive Maintenance solutions!!

Link to: https://youtu.be/k1aZKtPpADQ

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EFFRA consultation Made In Europe Partnership

Currently, EFFRA carries out a consultation consisting of two main tracks.

  • One track aims at collecting the opinion of individual experts who respond on behalf of their organisation (or on behalf of a part of their organisation)

You can find more information about this consultation here.

  • The other track collects information from the perspective of finished or ongoing European Projects, in particular addressing Factories of the Future PPP projects, but not excluding other relevant projects.

You can find more information about this consultation here.

The deadline for the Made In Europe’s consultations is extended until 30 of June.

Stay up to date: https://www.effra.eu/made-in-europe-state-play

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UPTIME 2nd Live Webinar: Predictive Maintenance - Lessons Learned & Best Practices in Steel Industry - 9 July 2020

REGISTRATION

Date: Thu, 09 July 2020

Time: 11:00 - 12:30 CEST

 

Are all of the maintenance activities performed at a certain period of time necessary or can maintenance intervals be expanded in order to reduce the economic impact?

The UPTIME 2nd Webinar will address the key questions above and illustrate benefits of predictive maintenance by a concrete implementation in the Steel Industry. MAILLIS business case dealing with cold rolling mill for the production of steel strapping will be presented and its implementation in the UPTIME Platform will be demonstrated.

It is of outmost importance for manufacturing to have their machine or a piece of equipment that can tell its current health status and the degree to which that status deviates from normal or healthy along with predictions about its future health state, as well as actions recommendations. UPTIME will allow machines to perform self-assessment, on the basis of which decision making can be significantly enabled, to anticipate planned intervention on machines, to reduce unexpected breakdowns and delay other interventions, thus save money and improve safety.

The webinar is free of charge, dedicated to people who want to learn and see a concrete implementation of the UPTIME Predictive Maintenance Platform in a real business case. It is interactive, where you have the opportunity to ask questions to the experts panel and we are happy to receive your feedback.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

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