Tools for adaptive and intelligent control of discrete manufacturing processes
Smart Calll: 04
Smart Code: S0410
Start date: 01/10/2021
Duration: 36 months
The TANDEM project aims at establishing a data-driven and artificial intelligence-based monitoring and controlling platform and tools that support robotic discrete manufacturing processes, cells, or production systems. The development of the tools take place in three industrial applications, which include robot welding, robot Additive Manufacturing DED and robot-automated die-casting. These cases also cover different scales of manufacturing from individual process equipment to manufacturing cells, to production systems. The control systems and tools aim to enable an agile, flexible, and quickly reconfigurable manufacturing unit with short ramp-up times and better productivity and quality. Furthermore, extensive manufacturing data collection, warehousing, and analysis enable full traceability and enhance digital quality assessment of the product. The control tools and data warehouse(s) operate on common software basis. The TANDEM work resonates with four of the six SMART technical domains and presents the benefits and added value of global technology and business collaboration and value chains in realizing such a complex and comprehensive manufacturing control framework and its components. Throughout the project, serious attention will be paid to initiating technological cooperation as a large-scale international business value chain.