Traditional manufacturing industry is in the throes of a digital transformation. The global adoption of information and communications technology by manufacturing industry is now paving the way for disruptive approaches to production and the entire logistics chain. Supporting this "Industrial Revolution 4.0", the SatisFactory solution aims to contribute to transforming traditional industrial environments using cutting-edge technologies in ways that are both productive and appealing to workers and younger generations. The objective is to increase the flexibility, productivity and innovation potential of modern factories, while enhancing the skills and commitment of the workforce. The fundamental component of the proposed system is the integrated management of the explicit and tacit knowledge created on the shop floor. The solution aggregates a set of heterogeneous smart devices and sensors, and extracts context-aware information based on their measurements.
The distribution of this knowledge is based on 3 important system tools:
- A training platform that allows the fast and intuitive education of employees
- A collaboration platform that stimulates and promotes team interactions
- Ubiquitous user interfaces that support all employees seamlessly in real time and on the move
SatisFactory also utilises the aggregated knowledge in order to leverage the control and re-adaptation of facilities and streamline the workload. In order to enhance working experience and thus increase the workplace attractiveness, augmented reality and gamification approaches are being utilized. Additionally, modern wearable devices such as augmented reality glasses allow the interaction of workers with the system without disrupting their workflow.
The SatisFactory solution and its technology products are currently deployed and evaluated in three industrial sites in Italy and Greece, namely at:
- COMAU S.p.A, an Italian multinational company based in Turin, Italy, part of the Fiat Group. Comau is an integrated company, including 20 subsidiaries, which develops and produces process automation, manufacturing and service products and specializes in welding robots
- Systems Sunlight S.A., a global player in the field of integrated energy solutions, specializing in the development, production and marketing of batteries and energy storage systems for industrial, advanced technology and consumer applications
- CPERI (Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute), a non-profit research and technological development (RTD) organization in Thessaloniki, Greece. Expected benefits range from increased workers wellbeing to easier safety management and productivity gains.
- INDUSTRIAL PILOT DEMONSTRATOR 2 - SUNLIGHT �...
- SatisFactory project - Leaflet ...
- SatisFactory at A&T Event (Turin) - Smart Fac...
- Video Trailer: How to Create a Smart Factory?...
- Article on the AR for Enterprise Alliance (AR...
- Middleware + Ontology Management
- In-Factory Collaborative Tools ...
- Context-Aware Manager
- Augmented Reality Glasses ...
- Human Resources Workload Balancing Toolkit ...
- Final System Evaluation Report
- Report on Dissemination Activities, Public Pa...
- User group definitions, end-user needs, requi...
- Plans for the dissemination and communication...
- SatisFactory System Architecture
|Total budget - Public funding:||5 295 525,00 Euro - 4 024 712,00 Euro|
Original description"Known as either ""Industrial Revolution 4.0"" or as ""Industrial Renaissance"", the need for new manufacturing approaches is widely accepted in the EU. SatisFactory aims to contribute to the transformation of traditional industrial environments using cutting-edge technologies in ways that are both productive and appealing to youth.
The fundamental component of the proposed system will be the assessment and storage of the explicit and tacit knowledge created on the shop floor by aggregating a set of heterogeneous smart devices and sensors (Linksmart/FIT, Smart Sensors/ISMB) and extracting context-aware information based on their measurements (Semantics Engine/EPFL).
The distribution of this knowledge will be based on 3 important system tools. Firstly, a training platform will allow the fast and intuitive education of employees (R3Donline/Regola).
Secondly, a collaboration platform (CoSpaces/FIT) will stimulate and promote team interactions. Finally, ubiquitous user interfaces (BRIDGE/FIT) will support all employees seamlessly in real time and on the move.
SatisFactory will also utilise the aggregated knowledge in order to leverage the control and re-adaptation of facilities (mainDSS/ABE) and streamline the workload (Human Behavior Analysis/CERTH). In order to enhance working experience and thus increase the workplace attractiveness, augmented reality and gamification (CollabReview/FIT) approaches will be utilized. Additionally modern wearable devices (ISMB; Glasses/GlassUp) will allow the interaction of workers with the system without disrupting their workflow.
All 12 foreseen products of SatisFactory will be deployed and evaluated in two industrial sites representing automotive industry (COMAU) and battery construction (SUNLIGHT). Validation will assess the impact and reveal the capabilities of SatisFactory towards the promotion of novel and viable business models for increased innovation potential, flexibility and productivity,while enhancing workplace attractiveness"
Autonomy in factories is achieved by security systems that produce alerts and warnings, by training courses that does not require a trainer and by applications that signs daily jobs automatically to the most appropriate employees based on specific criteria.
This kind of spreadsheets are used for presenting the scheduled daily jobs, assigned to employees.
Basic way of acquiring data from the involved shop floors.
This software has been implemented for scheduling the daily jobs in an industrial premises. Implemented at both central pilots.
Implemented at both central pilots.
Implemented at both central pilots.
IoT enabled connection between the factory's applications.
Optimization on security level and safety monitoring
Optimization on the assembly line
In both pilots
Applicable, 24/7 safety monitoring
Applicable, real time analysis in received data from the production line.
In this project, hyperconnectivity in factories is achieved by enabling IoT in training procedures, product development Life-Cycle and design for Manufacturing and assembly. Moreover, there is knowledge sharing via collaboration platform and virtual simulation of production line which offer intelligence in an "hyperconnected way".