ICP4Life | An Integrated Collaborative Platform for Managing the Product-Service Engineering Lifecycle
TWIN-CONTROL | Twin-model based virtual manufacturing for machine tool-process simulation and control
COMPOSITION | Ecosystem for Collaborative Manufacturing Processes _ Intra- and Interfactory Integration and Automation
DISRUPT | Decentralised architectures for optimised operations via virtualised processes and manufacturing ecosystem collaboration
The system blueprint is the FAR-EDGE RA. After having defined the requirements and the constraints for each block of the RA, a thorough analysis of the SotA has been done, which led to the identification of some existing software components meeting the specs. We then identified the gaps that the project will need to fill-in: not surprisingly, these where all the key enabling technologies, like the distributed ledger. However, hardly anything is going to be built totally from scratch in FAR-EDGE. The distributed ledger, for example, will be a customization of a generic, open source Blockchain platform (Hyperledger Fabric).
SAFIRE | Cloud-based Situational Analysis for Factories providing Real-time Reconfiguration Services
From a technological point of view, Open vf-OS Platform will provide elements covering the connected world, allowing the exchange and collaboration of information between companies on a value stream thanks to the cloud approach to be adopted (vf-Platform). The Open vf-OS covers from the control device level, where information from the systems (IoT, CPS, embedded systems) is gathered, processed and empowered.
Z-Fact0r | Zero-defect manufacturing strategies towards on-line production management for European factories
Within the Z-Fact0r, the proposed (higher level) DSS, with the support of the knowledge base and the online inspection module (1st level decision support at single stage), produce, verify and validate decisions aligned with the quality control policies, production targets, desired product specifications and maintenance management requirements. Key functional characteristics of the envisioned DSS incorporates among others, techniques for monitoring and predicting product quality, action prioritization, root cause analysis, and mitigation planning algorithms (at product and workstation level). Moving beyond existing solutions that focus only on specific aspects of the production procedure, or that are restrained to diagnosis, the proposed DSS system incorporates autonomous, hierarchical decision support, based on process analytical technologies and newly developed suitably adjusted knowledge-based systems, and combines product monitoring models and data analytics from heterogeneous sources. The envisioned DSS takes into account a wide set of multiple factors and criteria, such as data uncertainty, lack of information and information quality, involvement of multiple actors, and real-time response. Thanks to the 5 intertwined zero-defect strategies (i.e. Z-PREDICT, Z-PREVENT, Z-DETECT, Z-REPAIR and Z-MANAGE) the overall solution presents a significant contribution to a spectacular improvement in the overall performance and reliability of the targeted multi-stage manufacturing systems and in the production agility (response to continuous adjustments in production targets).
The SERENA porject considers the support of data analytics functionalities for acquiring certainportion of sensor data to feed the machine learning algorithms responsible for predictive maintenance.
Productive4.0 | Electronics and ICT as enabler for digital industry and optimized supply chain management covering the entire product lifecycle
Z-BRE4K | Strategies and Predictive Maintenance models wrapped around physical systems for Zero-unexpected-Breakdowns and increased operating life of Factories
The Z-Break solution uses a variety of communication protocols. HTTP, OPC-UA, IEEE 802.15.4e and IEC WirelessHART. The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web. OPC UA supports two protocols. The binary protocol is opc.tcp://Server and http://Server is for Web Service. Otherwise OPC UA works completely transparent to the API. IEEE 802.15.4 is a technical standard which defines the operation of low-rate wireless personal area networks (LR-WPANs). It specifies the physical layer and media access control for LR-WPANs, and is maintained by the IEEE 802.15 working group, which defined the standard in 2003. WirelessHART is a wireless sensor networking technology based on the Highway Addressable Remote Transducer Protocol (HART). Developed as a multi-vendor, interoperable wireless standard, WirelessHART was defined for the requirements of process field device networks. Also, it uses the NGSI protocol. NGSI is a protocol developed to manage Context Information. It provides operations like managing the context information about context entities, for example the lifetime and quality of information and access (query, subscribe/notify) to the available context Information about context Entities.
Z-BRE4K solution provides a big data analytics framework for the identification of the deterioration trends to extended towards prescriptive maintenance. Advanced data analysis tools are under development, to be applied to the quality and production data to realise zero-defect and zero-break down production. Furthermore, it involves models for anomaly detection, that are capable of identifying the machine states where the operation deviated from the norm. This is achieved by collecting the data from the machine sensors in chunks of time and processing them in batch through deep learning models. The models are trying to recreate their inputs, and this results in an observable measure called Reconstruction Error, which is used to identify states that the models aren’t capable of addressing sufficiently (which constitutes an anomaly.
AI REGIO | Regions and DIHs alliance for AI-driven digital transformation of European Manufacturing SMEs
The proposed approach is underpinned by predictive and prescriptive AI analytics at both component and system level, by cross-fertilizing edge and platform AI, while leveraging the human knowledge and feedback for reinforcement learning (human-in-the-loop)
COALA | COgnitive Assisted agile manufacturing for a LAbor force supported by trustworthy Artificial Intelligence