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27/10/2020 08:22:02 - AFarCloud -@AfarCloud
Europe
Aggregate Farming in the Cloud AFarCloud
Ridding India from desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) using drones [URL] #afarcloud #precisionagriculture #H2020 #drones [Go to tweet]

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27/10/2020 08:20:53 - HR-Recycler -@HrRecycler
Thessaloniki, Greece
Hybrid Human-Robot RECYcling plant for electriCal and eLEctRonic equipment HR-Recycler
RT @IBECBarcelona: Everything is ready for the 13th #IBECSymposium. Over 400 people are already registered to enjoy best #Bioengineering fo…
27/10/2020 08:16:02 - AMable -@amable_eu
AdditiveManufacturABLE AMable
Did you miss our last Experience Lab? Don’t worry! The next event will take place on October 29th and hosted by #EWF in Portuguese. Learn more about the use of #additivemanufacturing and the benefits of #AM. Register now: [URL] [Go to tweet]

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27/10/2020 07:32:35 - Laser4Surf -@Laser4Surf
Europe
LASER FOR MASS PRODUCTION OF FUNCTIONALISED METALLIC SURFACES LASER4SURF
"Powering the #GreenDeal - Sustainable and Responsible #Batteries Made in Europe". Get to know more today, 11:20 - 12:40, Room 4 at the digital conference #IndTech2020: [URL] [URL]
27/10/2020 07:30:38 - ETEKINA -@heat_pipes
Europe
HEAT PIPE TECHNOLOGY FOR THERMAL ENERGY RECOVERY IN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS ETEKINA
"European #GreenDeal: Carbon Neutrality in #Industrial #Technologies – Is this Possible?" Get to know more today, 11:10-12:30, Room 3 at the digital conference #IndTech2020: [URL] [URL]
27/10/2020 07:26:45 - EMB3Rs -@Emb3rs_project
User-driven Energy-Matching & Business prospection tool for industrial Excess heat/cold Reduction, Recovery and Redistribution EMB3Rs
"European #GreenDeal: #Sustainable Circularity for Prosperity, Environmental, Social and Economic Advantages?" Get to know more today, 13:10-14:30, Room 3 at the digital conference #IndTech2020: [URL] [URL]
26/10/2020 20:32:25 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go
RT @DavidSeoaneVila: @I4MS_Europe #ambassadors is a programme managed by @FundingBox gathering people at the forefront of the #digitaltrans
26/10/2020 20:30:11 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go
RT @amable_eu: Applying for support is as easy as a triple jump.. Download the template, write down your #proposal and tell us why we shou…
26/10/2020 19:07:02 - AFarCloud -@AfarCloud
Europe
Aggregate Farming in the Cloud AFarCloud
AFarCloud | Researchers in 13 countries working together towards "Farming as a Service" for all of Europe and beyond [URL] [Go to tweet]

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26/10/2020 13:40:33 - DIH4CPS -@DIH4CPS
Fostering DIHs for Embedding Interoperability in Cyber-Physical Systems of European SMEs DIH4CPS
Have you heard about our Application Experiments? Our interdisciplinary network of DIHs and solution providers focus on cyber-physical and embedded systems. Read about each captivating project - [URL] [Go to tweet]

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26/10/2020 11:56:23 - Integradde Project -@Integradde
O Porriño, España
Intelligent data-driven pipeline for the manufacturing of certified metal parts through Direct Energy Deposition processes INTEGRADDE
INTEGRADDE project is participating in an event DIGITAL JAI 2020 @JAI_UVIGO hosted by @aimenct starting today 26th of October, until 30th of October. Integradde's session is taking place on 30th of October 2020, from 14.30 to 16:00 h! 👉Register here [URL] [Go to tweet]

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26/10/2020 11:48:16 - Rossini 🤖 🇪🇺 -@Rossini_project
RObot enhanced SenSing, INtelligence and actuation to Improve job quality in manufacturing ROSSINI
For our Italian speaking followers📢 👇Check out this article in #IndustriaItalianaMagazine about project partner #IMAgroup enlisting #cobots to relieve heavy duty #machineworkers👷‍♂️ [URL] #automation #industry40 #collaborativerobotics #humanrobotcollaboration
26/10/2020 11:27:59 - Productive4.0 -@Productive40
Electronics and ICT as enabler for digital industry and optimized supply chain management covering the entire product lifecycle Productive4.0
Digital Reference – lingua franca for digitalising semiconductor supply chains, read the article to find out more: [URL] @Industry4E @ECSEL_JU @Productive40 @DIGITALEUROPE [Go to tweet]

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26/10/2020 11:25:22 - Productive4.0 -@Productive40
Electronics and ICT as enabler for digital industry and optimized supply chain management covering the entire product lifecycle Productive4.0
RT @meetDAC: From forecasting disease outbreaks to helping in new drug discovery, the potential of #ArtificialIntelligence in #healthcare i…
26/10/2020 11:24:30 - ConnectedFactories -@C_Factories
Global-leading smart manufacturing through digital platforms, cross-cutting factors and skilled workforce ConnectedFactories 2
RT @theleyla: Gathering preliminary feedbacks from external stakeholders for @Factlog_EU Huge potential for #CognitiveTwins experts say #en
26/10/2020 10:48:41 - ETEKINA -@heat_pipes
Europe
HEAT PIPE TECHNOLOGY FOR THERMAL ENERGY RECOVERY IN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS ETEKINA
𝐄𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐥 First unit has arrived in #Slovenia to recover 47% of heat in #SteelProduction plant Read the full press release here: [URL] 👈 #h2020 #wasteheat #energyrecovery #etekina #steel #greendeal
26/10/2020 10:45:52 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go
🔜 Technology Radar Discussion Check out this afternoon’s discussion from 15:30-17:00: - New and upcoming technologies - New and exciting applications of technologies - Improvements and new radar areas More information: [URL] #SME #TechnologyRadartool [Go to tweet]

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26/10/2020 10:31:20 - Reclaim Manufacturing -@Reclaim_FoF
Karlsruhe, Germany
RE-manufaCturing and Refurbishment LArge Industrial equipMent RECLAIM
#BehindtheScenes of the #RECLAIM GA. Most of us #WorkFromHome & did not need any coffee to stay awake! 😉 We buy second hand items more than our companies do! What about you? Does your company buy remanufactured goods? #circulareconomy #remanufacturing #sustainability [Go to tweet]

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26/10/2020 10:14:41 - iQonic -@iQonic_project
Innovative strategies, sensing and process Chains for increased Quality, re-configurability, and recyclability of Manufacturing Optolectronics IQONIC
🙌NEW PAPER!📚 @Bruneluni, @iQonic partner, wrote an interesting paper on the importance of automatic #optical inspection in #electronics #industry. Find out more!👇 [URL] @EFFRA @FoF_EU [Go to tweet]

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26/10/2020 09:45:19 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
RT @CNRPst: Stefan-Octavian Bezrucav presenting "Improved AI planning for cooperating teams of humans and robots" at @ICAPSConference 2020…
26/10/2020 09:22:21 - MouldTex Project -@MouldtexP
FRICTION OPTIMISATION OF SEALS THROUGH ADVANCED LASER SURFACE TEXTURING OF MOULDS MouldTex
📌Check out our first YT video : it demonstrates how the demoulding characterization is done at @ITAINNOVA . ▶[URL] Link with us on Linkedin : [URL] #H2020 #Project #Seal #Rubber #Mould #Innovation
26/10/2020 09:18:59 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go
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26/10/2020 08:15:00 - DIY4U -@DIY4U_EU
Open Innovation Digital Platform and Fablabs for Collaborative Design and Production of personalised/customised FMCG DIY4U
Webinar video of @DIY4U_EU #European #H2020 project about #fabrication laboratories (#FABLAB) and the project. [URL]
26/10/2020 07:50:02 - AMable -@amable_eu
AdditiveManufacturABLE AMable
Applying for support is as easy as a triple jump.. Download the template, write down your #proposal and tell us why we should #support you! Call ends in 6 days. Apply now [URL] supported by @I4MS_Europe @EFFRA_Live @DigIndEU @Photonics21 [Go to tweet]

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24/10/2020 07:16:01 - AMable -@amable_eu
AdditiveManufacturABLE AMable
Last week to submit your proposal for receiving funding. Propose your AM product idea. Call ends on November 1st, at 1700pm. [URL] supported by @I4MS_Europe@EFFRA_Live@DigIndEU@Photonics21
23/10/2020 18:39:19 - PROGRAMS EU Project -@programsEU
Italia
PROGnostics based Reliability Analysis for Maintenance Scheduling PROGRAMS
At the end of September 2020 the demonstration of PROGRAMS platform in an operational environment has been completed: now Aurrenak S. Coop has integrated control on all sources of maintenance information. [Go to tweet]

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23/10/2020 14:03:29 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go
📢 Did you know that simulations are key in order to define scenarios in the manufacturing sector? Get to know about it 👉 [URL] #Smartmodelling, #simulation and #digitaltwins [Go to tweet]

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23/10/2020 13:57:14 - ArrowheadTools -@ArrowheadTools
Arrowhead Tools for Engineering of Digitalisation Solutions Arrowhead Tools
RT @ArrowheadEU: Interesting survey from Eclipse on IoT development: [URL]
23/10/2020 13:02:47 - Level-Up 🏭 -@LevelUp_eu
Protocols and Strategies for extending the useful Life of major capital investments and Large Industrial Equipment LEVEL-UP
RT @aimenct: This week we have organised the 13 month e-meeting of @LevelUp_eu. Despite the covid19 restrictions, the consortium could know…
23/10/2020 12:40:52 - Productive4.0 -@Productive40
Electronics and ICT as enabler for digital industry and optimized supply chain management covering the entire product lifecycle Productive4.0
Check out the latest article about the WP6 achievements: [URL] @Industry4E @ECSEL_JU @Productive40 @DIAgofourther @Industry_40 [Go to tweet]

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23/10/2020 11:44:25 - Reclaim Manufacturing -@Reclaim_FoF
Karlsruhe, Germany
RE-manufaCturing and Refurbishment LArge Industrial equipMent RECLAIM
RT @CEStakeholderEU: ⏱ REGISTRATION DEADLINE 23/10 at 5pm CEST. What a successful response for this digital edition! As we have nearly rea…
23/10/2020 09:22:22 - MouldTex Project -@MouldtexP
FRICTION OPTIMISATION OF SEALS THROUGH ADVANCED LASER SURFACE TEXTURING OF MOULDS MouldTex
📢The MouldTex Project has a Youtube Channel ! Find out more at [URL] and on our website [URL] #H2020 #Project #Seals #Industry #Europe #Innovation
23/10/2020 09:11:50 - Reclaim Manufacturing -@Reclaim_FoF
Karlsruhe, Germany
RE-manufaCturing and Refurbishment LArge Industrial equipMent RECLAIM
Our 2nd General Assembly was fun! We connected from Alfaro🇪🇸, Athens🇬🇷, Aveiro🇵🇹, Birmingham🇬🇧, Cernusco Lombardone🇮🇹, Chieri 🇮🇹, Karlsruhe🇩🇪, Kirklareli🇹🇷, Liverpool🇬🇧, Lugano🇨🇭, Milan🇮🇹, Porto🇵🇹, Rimini🇮🇹, Šentjur🇸🇮, Thessaloniki🇬🇷, Turin🇮🇹, Velenje🇸🇮, Xàtiva🇪🇸, Zaragoza 🇪🇸. [Go to tweet]

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23/10/2020 08:41:12 - DIY4U -@DIY4U_EU
Open Innovation Digital Platform and Fablabs for Collaborative Design and Production of personalised/customised FMCG DIY4U
Información interesante sobre los detergentes y cómo elegirlos. #detergentes #Quimica #higiene [URL]
23/10/2020 08:32:36 - 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 @EFFRA_Live: Are you interested in what’s going on in the #Manufacturing Research Community on the EFFRA Innovation Portal? 📌𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐝…
23/10/2020 08:27:14 - ConnectedFactories -@C_Factories
Global-leading smart manufacturing through digital platforms, cross-cutting factors and skilled workforce ConnectedFactories 2
RT @EFFRA_Live: Are you interested in what’s going on in the #Manufacturing Research Community on the EFFRA Innovation Portal? 📌𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐝…
23/10/2020 07:16:02 - AMable -@amable_eu
AdditiveManufacturABLE AMable
Our Experience Labs are the perfect opportunities to learn more about the main 3d printing technologies and what materials can be used. Register to our event on October 26th and on October 29th. The session will be hosted by #EWF in Portuguese sign up now: [URL] [Go to tweet]

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22/10/2020 17:41:28 - AFarCloud -@AfarCloud
Europe
Aggregate Farming in the Cloud AFarCloud
Kick-start Activity in "Responsible Agritech". Objectives are Sustainability, Fairness, and Competitiveness #agritech #EU #ESA [URL]
22/10/2020 17:29:56 - AFarCloud -@AfarCloud
Europe
Aggregate Farming in the Cloud AFarCloud
ATLAS_h2020 Agricultural Interoperability and Analysis System #H2020 #EU #precisionagriculture #agritech [URL]
22/10/2020 17:29:54 - AFarCloud -@AfarCloud
Europe
Aggregate Farming in the Cloud AFarCloud
Digitalization is a key enabler. Fast and reliable internet is an essential ingredients in making all farms in US ready to adopt to modern solutions such as autonomous systems and decision support systems #IoT #AI #precisionfarming #ECSEL_JU #H2020 [URL]
22/10/2020 17:17:07 - AFarCloud -@AfarCloud
Europe
Aggregate Farming in the Cloud AFarCloud
Stay in the loop with the Stargate EU Project! #H2020 #precisionagriculture #agritech #resillience [URL]
22/10/2020 17:03:10 - AFarCloud -@AfarCloud
Europe
Aggregate Farming in the Cloud AFarCloud
Satellites play an important role in data-driven research and innovation for facilitating precision agriculture #IoT #AI #ECSEL_JU #H2020 #agritech #precisionagriculture [URL]
22/10/2020 17:00:55 - AFarCloud -@AfarCloud
Europe
Aggregate Farming in the Cloud AFarCloud
Yes, this may be the best office. A nice view of the sunrise, with a prescription map! #IoT #precisionfarming #ECSEL_JU #H2020 #agritech #smartproduction [URL]
22/10/2020 16:41:23 - AFarCloud -@AfarCloud
Europe
Aggregate Farming in the Cloud AFarCloud
Artificial Intelligence can support farmers in planning the harvest, protect the soils, and increase the productivity through IoT #Microsoft #ECSEL_JU #precisionfarming #H2020 #AI [URL] via @wired
22/10/2020 16:12:54 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go
RT @Kitt4S: Hi everyone! This is the KITT4SME European Project’s official account. We will share all the information related to the project…
22/10/2020 15:03:56 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform - eFactory)
@dimecc_fi The European Factories Platform (EFPF) project invites European SME software developers, solution providers and manufacturers, to bid for a €2.5million EC H2020 Open Call. Now open for submission on [URL]. Further info on [URL]
22/10/2020 15:03:31 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform - eFactory)
@Produktion2030 The European Factories Platform (EFPF) project invites European SME software developers, solution providers and manufacturers, to bid for a €2.5million EC H2020 Open Call. Now open for submission on [URL]. Further info: [URL]
22/10/2020 15:03:05 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform - eFactory)
@ARTEMIS_EU The European Factories Platform (EFPF) project invites European SME software developers, solution providers and manufacturers, to bid for a €2.5million EC H2020 Open Call. Now open for submission on [URL]. Further info on [URL]
22/10/2020 15:02:50 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform - eFactory)
@EUdigitalsme The European Factories Platform (EFPF) project invites European SME software developers, solution providers and manufacturers, to bid for a €2.5million EC H2020 Open Call. Now open for submission on [URL]. Further info on [URL]
22/10/2020 15:01:39 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform - eFactory)
@tferrariEGI The European Factories Platform (EFPF) project invites European SME software developers, solution providers and manufacturers, to bid for a €2.5million EC H2020 Open Call. Now open for submission on [URL]. Further info on [URL]
22/10/2020 14:31:34 - Level-Up 🏭 -@LevelUp_eu
Protocols and Strategies for extending the useful Life of major capital investments and Large Industrial Equipment LEVEL-UP
@LevelUp_eu partners came together once again.. even though virtually for the 12-month meeting💻 👉During the last 2 days we discussed the progress made so far and planned the next steps for Level-Up which now enters its 2nd year🎉 👏 Thank you to @aimenct for organizing it! [Go to tweet]

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22/10/2020 12:57:54 - Level-Up 🏭 -@LevelUp_eu
Protocols and Strategies for extending the useful Life of major capital investments and Large Industrial Equipment LEVEL-UP
2nd day of the @LevelUp_eu digital project meeting💻 👉Stay tuned for more information about the topics discussed and the project's latest developments 🎯 #h2020 #industry40 [URL]
22/10/2020 12:37:16 - ZDMP -@EU_ZDMP
Zero Defect Manufacturing Platform ZDMP
#ZDMP project aims at utilization of Artificial Intelligence tools to support the Zero Defects Manufacturing process for detection and prediction of defects. More information is available in the next blog: [URL] Author: Mircea Vasile, Technical Leader, SIMAVI. [Go to tweet]

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22/10/2020 11:30:29 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go
L4MS Success Story: Team KULINAARIA Robots at Estonia’s largest ready meal producer to cut labour cost by 20% and boost in-factory #logistics efficiency by 10%. Discover how the #European #manufacturing landscape is transforming by @L4MS_EU[URL]
22/10/2020 11:03:31 - FLOIM Project -@FloimProject
Flexible Optical Injection Moulding  of optoelectronic devices FLOIM
#MeetOurPartners @adamatips commercialises a novel patterning technology for diamond, DLC and other advanced hard materials. This process is used as a #FLOIM #manufacturing process for micro and nanopatterning of injection #moulds. Meet them➡️ [URL]
22/10/2020 10:19:00 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
RT @AmandaSuo: In #H2020 @Sharework_EU General Assembly, @NormasUNE we presented the Strategy of the standardization process as well as our…
22/10/2020 10:18:40 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
Follow the @ICAPSConference workshop on Planning and #Robotics today at 17.00PM including a presentation of a paper based on #Sharework project Register and join the conference! 👉[URL] [Go to tweet]

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22/10/2020 10:18:00 - Sherlock H2020 Project -@SherlockH2020
Bruxelles, Belgique
Seamless and safe human - centred robotic applications for novel collaborative workplaces SHERLOCK
Our partner @Pilz_INT has the great opportunity to be part of the "I Digital Conferences about Technology & Solutions for Industrial Automation" by @JAI_UVIGO. Join us virtually on 📅 30 November for a special session dedicated to #SHERLOCKH2020 results 🤖 [URL]
22/10/2020 09:31:17 - REMODEL -@REMODEL_H2020
Robotic tEchnologies for the Manipulation of cOmplex DeformablE Linear objects REMODEL
New Post!!! IMPROVEMENT OF WORKCELL ERGONOMICS #REMODELpost #ResearchImpactEU #Robotic #H2020 -> [URL] [Go to tweet]

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22/10/2020 09:16:39 - INEDIT -@INEDIT6
open INnovation Ecosystems for Do It Together process INEDIT
INEDIT team just closed the first project work package, that lays the basis for all the future project activities. Main outcomes are the definition of the Do-It-Together approach and the creation of the INEDIT specification map, that will be presented to the next GA in November. [Go to tweet]

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22/10/2020 08:15:27 - MouldTex Project -@MouldtexP
FRICTION OPTIMISATION OF SEALS THROUGH ADVANCED LASER SURFACE TEXTURING OF MOULDS MouldTex
📢 Our partner ML ENGRAVING recently presented a best practice talk in Morbegno Italy (09/10) where they emphased on the participation in EU projects and exemplify through our project MouldTex #H2020 #Europe #projects #innovation #growth #growthhacking #moulds [Go to tweet]

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22/10/2020 07:16:12 - AMable -@amable_eu
AdditiveManufacturABLE AMable
Technology does not cease to grow and there is no better time to create innovative ideas by using #additivemanufacturable products. @amable_eu supports your ideas and if selected, will fund the work to achieve. Call ends on November 1st, at 1700pm. [URL] [Go to tweet]

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21/10/2020 14:46:27 - iPRODUCE Project -@iPRODUCE_EU
A Social Manufacturing Framework for Streamlined Multi-stakeholder Open Innovation Missions in Consumer Goods Sectors iPRODUCE
💪 @iPRODUCE_EU is discussing 1 paradigm at a time! Looking forward to having you there! [URL]
21/10/2020 13:45:33 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform - eFactory)
@atlanpole The European Factories Platform (EFPF) project invites European SME software developers, solution providers and manufacturers, to bid for a €2.5million EC H2020 Open Call. Now open for submission on [URL]. Further info on [URL]
21/10/2020 13:37:41 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform - eFactory)
@BCInter The European Factories Platform (EFPF) project invites European SME software developers, solution providers and manufacturers, to bid for a €2.5million EC H2020 Open Call. Now open for submission on [URL]. Further info on [URL]
21/10/2020 13:36:13 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform - eFactory)
@imagesreseaux The European Factories Platform (EFPF) project invites European SME software developers, solution providers and manufacturers, to bid for a €2.5million EC H2020 Open Call. Now open for submission on [URL]. Further info on [URL]
21/10/2020 13:01:09 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform - eFactory)
@scotent The European Factories Platform (EFPF) project invites European SME software developers, solution providers and manufacturers, to bid for a €2.5million EC H2020 Open Call. Now open for submission on [URL]. Further info on [URL]
21/10/2020 12:28:00 - AFarCloud -@AfarCloud
Europe
Aggregate Farming in the Cloud AFarCloud
Shifting growing conditions require novel solutions. Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, may plan an important role to mitigate this problem. #UAV #drone #ai #precisionfarming #ECSELJU #H2020 #autonomousfarming [URL]
21/10/2020 12:08:08 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform - eFactory)
@MadeSmarterUK The European Factories Platform (EFPF) project invites European SME software developers, solution providers and manufacturers, to bid for a €2.5million EC H2020 Open Call. Now open for submission on [URL]. Further info on [URL]
21/10/2020 11:14:14 - DIH4CPS -@DIH4CPS
Fostering DIHs for Embedding Interoperability in Cyber-Physical Systems of European SMEs DIH4CPS
The Fall/Autumn 2020 Consortium NEWSLETTER is out! Catch-Up on the latest experiment news, developments & upcoming events. Don't miss out! [URL] #newsletter #events #consortium #partners #DIH #digital #innovationhub #innovation [Go to tweet]

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21/10/2020 11:11:58 - Industry4.E Lighthouse -@Industry4E
Ireland
Coordination and Support Action for Industry4.E CSA-Industy4.E
RT @C_Factories: @EFFRA_Live reaching out to @ArrowheadTools from the @ECSEL_JU @Industry4E this morning at the ConnectedFactories @C_Fact
21/10/2020 10:40:02 - Sherlock H2020 Project -@SherlockH2020
Bruxelles, Belgique
Seamless and safe human - centred robotic applications for novel collaborative workplaces SHERLOCK
#DYK - #SHERLOCKH2020 is committed to ensuring safe & efficient HR collab. To address the challenge, we develop new technology: an alternative #Algorithms based on Internal Arithmetic, enables: ➕robustness ⚙️less precise hardware 🦾optimized #robot routes [URL]
21/10/2020 10:00:23 - EMB3Rs -@Emb3rs_project
User-driven Energy-Matching & Business prospection tool for industrial Excess heat/cold Reduction, Recovery and Redistribution EMB3Rs
Take a look behind the scenes & see how our consortium spends a day during the general assembly #onlinemeeting, that joined forces to bring CO2 free #districtheating onwards! Fun facts! #DHCnetwork #energymodelling #excessheat #platform [Go to tweet]

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21/10/2020 09:49:02 - CyberFactory-1 -@CyberFactory_1
Addressing opportunities and threats for the Factory of the Future (FoF) CyberFactory#1
Tomorrow, Adrien Bécue, Matthias Glawe @AirbusCyber and Isabel Praça @politecnico will present @CyberFactory_1 during their workshop at the ESM Conference. Their talks will cover #Modelling & #Simulation and the use of #DigitalTwins for the #factoryofthefuture
21/10/2020 09:18:51 - CyberFactory-1 -@CyberFactory_1
Addressing opportunities and threats for the Factory of the Future (FoF) CyberFactory#1
Our colleagues from @VTTFinland @offis and InSystems are presenting their papers at the European Simulation and Modelling #conference today in a session on "Cyber-Physical System Modelling"! #factoryofthefuture #CyberSecurity
21/10/2020 08:43:03 - FIT4FoF -@FIT4FoF
Europe
Making our Workforce Fit for the Factory of the Future FIT4FoF
#MeetTheInitiative "Open Robotics workshop", a course aimed at unskilled and specialized employees working in companies where industrial robots are used. Participants learned to handle welding programs, welding robots and maintenance tasks. More info ➡️ [URL] [Go to tweet]

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21/10/2020 07:16:02 - AMable -@amable_eu
AdditiveManufacturABLE AMable
Don’t forget to sign up for our Industrial Technology talk. Invited speakers from Voestalpine and Optimus3D will talk about manufacturing of moulds. The event will start from 0900 am to 1200pm. [URL] [Go to tweet]

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21/10/2020 07:00:30 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go
📢 #OpenCall | Want to grow your additive #manufacturing project? You are just one step away to win a seat for the @amable_eu Experience Lab 👉 More info [URL]
21/10/2020 06:43:37 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
RT @eu_trinity: 📢Join us tomorrow for the last event of the series. We will talk about innovative projects in the field of human-robot coll…
20/10/2020 15:05:43 - ConnectedFactories -@C_Factories
Global-leading smart manufacturing through digital platforms, cross-cutting factors and skilled workforce ConnectedFactories 2
RT @uptimeH2020: Here a sneak peek of tomorrow's ForeSee webinar on: Reliability & Tools for #predictivemaintenance Applications, presented…
20/10/2020 15:02:44 - EMB3Rs -@Emb3rs_project
User-driven Energy-Matching & Business prospection tool for industrial Excess heat/cold Reduction, Recovery and Redistribution EMB3Rs
Hot off the press! This brochure introduces @SPIRE2030 projects that aim at developing technologies and value-chain solutions to transform the #EU #ProcessIndustry and create long-term #sustainability for Europe! [URL] #EMB3Rs #GreenDeal #energyrecovery [Go to tweet]

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20/10/2020 13:11:43 - ArrowheadTools -@ArrowheadTools
Arrowhead Tools for Engineering of Digitalisation Solutions Arrowhead Tools
RT @ResearchEclipse: You can retrieve our research projects at our virtual booth: [URL] @ArrowheadTools @PanoramaEng @BR
20/10/2020 12:48:03 - 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 @uptimeH2020: 💡 Join us at the next ForeSee Webinar on the "Realibility and Tools for #predictivemaintenance application, featuring Phil…
20/10/2020 12:47:49 - 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 @uptimeH2020: Some practical implementation in the industrial cases will be presented tomorow at the ForeSee Webinar #2, by @ProphesyPro
20/10/2020 12:40:48 - ConnectedFactories -@C_Factories
Global-leading smart manufacturing through digital platforms, cross-cutting factors and skilled workforce ConnectedFactories 2
RT @Standards4EU: Benefits of #standardization for #research & #innovation 👉 [URL] #TrustStandards #standardsplusinnovat
20/10/2020 12:18:41 - ConnectedFactories -@C_Factories
Global-leading smart manufacturing through digital platforms, cross-cutting factors and skilled workforce ConnectedFactories 2
@EFFRA_Live reaching out to @ArrowheadTools from the @ECSEL_JU @Industry4E this morning at the ConnectedFactories @C_Factories Webinar on Standards for Digital Manufacturing. Presentations will be available soon! Keep in touch [URL] [Go to tweet]

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20/10/2020 11:54:32 - EMB3Rs -@Emb3rs_project
User-driven Energy-Matching & Business prospection tool for industrial Excess heat/cold Reduction, Recovery and Redistribution EMB3Rs
In our 3.episode of general assembly meetings #ObiWanKenobi &a #cat showed up.They joined our intense discussions about how to best develop a #Platform that will enable #EnergyIntensive #Industries to explore ways of reusing their excess #ThermalEnergy.May the #energy be with us! [Go to tweet]

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20/10/2020 10:38:27 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
Join the @ICAPSConference workshop on Planning and #Robotics organised by #Sharework partners @Er_Conte @cnr_istc @CNRPst together with representatives from @UninaIT and @UniStrathclyde 🗓️22-23 October FREE Registration! More details and agenda 👉 [URL] [Go to tweet]

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20/10/2020 09:13:08 - Productive4.0 -@Productive40
Electronics and ICT as enabler for digital industry and optimized supply chain management covering the entire product lifecycle Productive4.0
RT @5E_Project: Join #EFECS2020 on 25-26 November 2020! EFECS is the international forum with a focus on ‘Our Digital Future’ along the Ele…
20/10/2020 09:11:33 - Productive4.0 -@Productive40
Electronics and ICT as enabler for digital industry and optimized supply chain management covering the entire product lifecycle Productive4.0
RT @meetDAC: The issues holding back #AI adoption aren’t technical. Here’s how to navigate unrealistic expectations, change management issu…
20/10/2020 09:11:26 - 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: New #Industry4E eBook available for download: Navigating EU Projects Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation Tools fo…
20/10/2020 08:29:13 - Sherlock H2020 Project -@SherlockH2020
Bruxelles, Belgique
Seamless and safe human - centred robotic applications for novel collaborative workplaces SHERLOCK
The approaches for the prediction of robotic behaviour have been perceived as unsafe & uncomfortable. In the #SHERLOCK project, we reviewed the proposed HRC approach in terms of the overall architecture. On this image, you see how the system of the new predictive model works: [Go to tweet]

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20/10/2020 07:52:43 - ConnectedFactories -@C_Factories
Global-leading smart manufacturing through digital platforms, cross-cutting factors and skilled workforce ConnectedFactories 2
RT @Standards4EU: 📢Stay tuned for today's presentation of L. Van den Berghe, overviewing all relevant #CEN & #CENELEC activities for “Digit…
20/10/2020 07:52:29 - ConnectedFactories -@C_Factories
Global-leading smart manufacturing through digital platforms, cross-cutting factors and skilled workforce ConnectedFactories 2
RT @IndEcolAgenda: 🗓️ Starting in 30 minutes: [URL] [#circulareconomy #webinar] @EFFRA_Live ConnectedFactories Webinar -…
20/10/2020 07:44:11 - Rossini 🤖 🇪🇺 -@Rossini_project
RObot enhanced SenSing, INtelligence and actuation to Improve job quality in manufacturing ROSSINI
RT @DatalogicGroup: Designing an intelligent sensor system with high detection capabilities for work environment monitoring, and a secure d…
20/10/2020 07:24:54 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
#Sharework project aims to develop a new technology for a safe and effective human-#robot collaboration in the industry sector Learn more with this video 👇 [URL]
20/10/2020 07:16:03 - AMable -@amable_eu
AdditiveManufacturABLE AMable
It’s International Sloth Day, but you don’t have any excuse to be lazy! Our Open Call 6 is still awaiting your proposal on a functional product idea that needs #additivemanufacturing to become alive. The Call ends on November 1st at 1700pm here's the link [URL] [Go to tweet]

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News
Presentations and recordings available - 'Standards for Digital Manufacturing Webinar' - 20 October 2020

The presentations and recording are available here.

You are also invited to follow the ConnectedFactories2 project and other projects of your interest via the EFFRA Innovation Portal’s weekly digest functionality , you can find out more information on how to do this here: https://www.connectedfactories.eu/follow-connectedfactories-effra-innovation-portal-weekly-digest

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Join the iPRODUCE event | The Social Manufacturing Paradigm: co-creating with manufacturers, makerspaces and consumers

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In recent years, every day citizens have had an increasing amount of opportunities to actively participate, contribute and decide in different areas and contexts. Although these opportunities are still emerging, the manufacturing industry is no exception to this paradigm.

The objective of the online event – The Social Manufacturing Paradigm: co-creating with manufacturers, makerspaces and consumers – is to highlight the role of makers and consumers in the social manufacturing landscape, which promotes the participation among individuals and the industry in the production of consumer goods.

This framework will be made based on the activities being carried out within the iPRODUCE project. The presentations will focus on highlighting the main requirements and challenges faced by consumers and the industry and technologies that are available to facilitate a collaborative manufacturing environment. Invited speakers will showcase ongoing work and existing practices within the domain of social manufacturing. Finally, a virtual round table will provide the audience with an opportunity to engage and manufacture a fruitful and interactive discussion.

Preliminary agenda:
09h30 | Virtual hello and welcome
09h45 | Introduction of iPRODUCE
10h00 | The social manufacturing paradigm: needs, practices and tools
10h30 | Keynote 01
11h00 | Break
11h15 | Keynote 02
11h45 | Presentations from iPRODUCE collaborations
12h15 | Virtual round table
12h45 | Wrap up and end of event


More information on the iPRODUCE website

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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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Please find all news on the project at https://www.emb3rs.eu/news/

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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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