Scalable automation for flexible production systems

Summary

Most manufacturing lines are still under-optimized. Decisions made 'on the moment' are usually based on common sense rather than the overall picture of the factory floor, leading to sub-optimal decisions.

The main objective of the ScalABLE 4.0 project is the development and demonstration of an open scalable production system framework (OSPS) that enables optimization and maintainance of production lines 'on the fly', trough visualization and virtualization of the line itself. The project outcomes focus not only on line monitorization, but also on its control and construction in real time.

This is possible by integrating enterprise information systems, automation equipment and open APIs for system optimization.

ScalABLE aims to have effects on an European level, cooperating with other projects, influencers and initiatives, like Industry 4.0 or European Robotics. Besides the advances on technology, ScalABLE will also contribute with new standards for the production lines of the future.

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Research & Innovation Action (RIA)

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Economic sustainability Supply chain and value network efficiency Flexibility Circular economy
Innovative re-use of equipment Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Occupational safety and health

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Resource efficient, sustainable products
Domain 2: Adaptive and smart manufacturing systems

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Intelligent machinery components, actuators and end-effectors Advanced and ubiquitous human machine interaction
System modelling, simulation and forecasting