Introduction strategies of industry 4.0 methodology and technology for smes

In harmony with 9 industrial german companies two hungarian entities join to the kit-led consortium to develop and address industrial and academic research partnership for the involvement of further smes to introduce industry 4.0 methodology with high industrial relevance.

The present international EUREKA network project, led by Karlsuhe Institute of Technology (KIT) extends the German national project with several industrial partners, and integrates the Hungarian academic and industrial partners' contributions to the diffusion of INDUSTRY 4.0 methodology. The European economies, specially including German and Hungarian manufacturing industries, are in great need for introducing new production technologies for efficient, sustainable wealth and jobs generation. The INDUSTRIE 4.0 methodology and techniques' implementation need a well established framework, and this proposal aims at the development and implementation and test of this scenario. The project is divided into five work packages. The WP will partially be processed in parallel. This supports the iterative adjustment between research results and the real implementation of the methods developed in the Use Cases of the industrial partners in Germany and Hungary. In WP1 the necessary requirements and conditions for an introduction of INDUSTRIE 4.0 are recorded. In WP 1.1 a requirements' analysis scenario is performed. Based on this in WP 1.2 the analysis of the existing IT architectures at the industrial Use Cases is performed. Goal of WP 1.3 is the selection of methods for analyzing production data. Based on this in WP 2 INDUSTRIE 4.0 methods will be developed within Use Cases. For that the industrial partners will provide demonstrator environments. In cooperation with the industry-specific enablers INDUSTRIE 4.0 methods are developed, tested in the real shopfloor and finally implemented there, so that research findings are implemented and tested directly on the shopfloor. The use cases can be assigned to the following four areas: * Development of methods for quality assurance and fault management (Use Case 1, WP 2.1); * Development of methods for visualization (Use Case 2, WP 2.2); * Development of methods for the simultaneous engineering (Use Case 3, WP 2.3); * Development of methods for robust logistics planning and control (Use Case 4, WP 2.4). The four use case areas have been identified by the user companies in advance, which have a high relevance for the company and offer potential for productivity gains. Results of the use cases are proven INDUSTRIE 4.0 methods. These serve as showcase solutions, so that other companies will be guaranteed access to the demonstrators. In WP3 risk and potential estimations of INDUSTRIE 4.0 methods which are necessary to enable INDUSTRIE 4.0 on the shopfloor are developed. The aim in WP 3.1 is to derive the potential for improvement that can be achieved through the use of an INDUSTRIE 4.0 method. For this method-specific risk and potential indicators should be identified and ranked for a final decision. This is done through a risk assessment in WP 3.2. Moreover, it is the target of WP 3.3 to perform an identification of cost / benefit potential to hedge the investment risk. In order to take account of the design field "human" and its special role in the targeted and sustainable implementation of INDUSTRIE 4.0, WP4 is drawing up a skills development concept for students, employees and managers in INDUSTRIE 4.0. To see the results from the previous WPs in WP5 a maturity model to assess the level of development of companies in terms of INDUSTRIE 4.0 is developed. The aim of WP 5.1 is to develop a maturity model to evaluate the current state of enterprises in terms of INDUSTRIE 4.0. In WP 5.2 a INDUSTRIE 4.0 toolbox is developed, in which the project developed methods are included. In WP 5.3 tools for self-assessment of the current INDUSTRIE 4.0 state in enterprises is developed. The goal of WP 5.4 is to develop an action guide in which the project results are stated.
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10 389
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410 000.00€
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Industrial Equipment and Machinery

Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.