I-RAMP3 | Intelligent Reconfigurable Machines for Smart Plug&Produce Production


The vision of I-RAMP3 is to enable the European industry towards smart manufacturing systems in conventional production. The project aims at creating innovative solutions in order to improve the competitiveness for this industry sector. This goal will be reached by a new concept for fast and optimized ramp-up and operation of production lines with heterogeneous devices. By this, significant reduction of time and efforts during the setup and re-configuration of production will be reached. At the same time, production costs will be reduced by increasing the efficiency of manu-facturing. This challenge will be tackled by the introduction of the so called NETDEVs. This new kind of agent-based production devices is equipped with standardized interfaces and standardized communication protocols as well as self-descriptive capabilities. Furthermore, NETDEVs are able to optimize themselves to varying setup of production and production conditions by negotiating with each other. A plug-in concept of different models allow for easy extension of NETDEVs for maintenance and re-use purposes. By revealing hidden features I-RAMP3 technology is able to multiply the usability of conventional devices. The I-RAMP3 concept covers also new approaches for the smart introduction of intelligent sensors and actuators as they play a significant role in future smart factories. Such systems will be equipped with standardized interfaces and advanced communication skills in order to improve plug&work. The holistic concept of I-RAMP3 for enabling future smart factories is completed by the introduction of knowledge-based modules for Manufacturing Execution Systems. The additional features of the I-RAMP3 approach allow for increasing flexibility and fault-tolerance during production. Having I-RAMP3 technology available, a significant step towards plug&produce technology as well as better modularity, maintainability and reusability will be done.

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Web resources: http://www.i-ramp3.eu/
Start date: 01-10-2012
End date: 31-12-2022
Total budget - Public funding: 6 724 981,00 Euro - 4 998 526,00 Euro
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Industrial automation is expanding at an increasing pace, where this surge of innovation is driven by recent advances in information and communication technologies facilitating a “phase transition” towards “Industry 4.0”. Coupling Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with Big Data analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in industrial automation context is what will make industrial systems intelligent, enabling them to exchange information and operate remotely. However, the vision of future intelligent and autonomous manufacturing units is counterbalanced by exponential increase in security risks and attack surfaces that emerge as the production systems grow ever more connected. The manufacturing ecosystem lacks a thorough cyber intelligence solution that addresses the key IIoT-related cybersecurity challenges towards a full realization of collaborative manufacturing in the context of Industry 4.0.
COLLABS will develop, validate, demonstrate, and support a comprehensive cyber-intelligence framework for collaborative manufacturing, which enables secure data exchange across the digital supply chain while providing high degree of resilience, reliability, accountability and trustworthiness, and addressing threat prevention, detection, mitigation, and real-time response. COLLABS will achieve these goals by utilizing state-of-the-art technologies and making significant scientific and technological advances in several key relevant domains, including secure multi-party computation and homomorphic encryption, distributed deep learning and anomaly detection, distributed ledger technologies (blockchain) and smart contracts, and distributed remote software attestation. COLLABS will significantly contribute to realizing industrial and societal opportunities of collaborative manufacturing, by validating and demonstrating its framework on 3 real-world use cases coming from complementary Industry 4.0 manufacturing domains and delivering an Industry 4.0 Experimentation Lab.



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