Federated Collaborative Networks

Project description

The objective of this project is to develop a prototype toolbox consisting of computer-aided procedures and tools to design, plan and install FMS and FAS systems within CIM environments.

The toolbox will contain tools and components for:

  • manufacturing system planning, including system configuration (component selection and layout planning) scheduling and verification
  • manufacturing process planning, including technological process planning, event- and motion-oriented planning, application-oriented verification, simulation and test, and the conversion and transfer of application programs to the real manufacturing system
  • integration of information flow between manufacturing system planning and execution planning systems, including information modelling data and knowledge representation, and integration of knowledge bases and expert systems.
  • The toolbox is aimed at increasing the efficiency of the planning process, resulting in the reduction of planning lead times and costs, as well as in the increase of the performance of production systems. The project is intended to strengthen the competitiveness of European industry in international markets by enabling the speedy implementation of advanced manufacturing systems and by making the planning toolbox available in world markets.
  • Contact person

    Hamideh Afsarmanesh

    Project members


    Fraunhofer-Ipk, Germany [Coordinatoor]

    Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Bull Sa, Francerance

    Fiar, Italy

    Induyco/Investronica, Spain

    Kuka Schweissanlagen & Roboter Gmbh, Germany

    Psi Gmbh, Germany

    University College Galway, Ireland

    Universidad Politecnica De Madrid, Spain

    Renault Automation, France

    Universidade Nova De Lisboa, Portugal

    Rpk Der Universit├Ąt Karlsruhe, Germany

    Ladseb-Cnrp, Italy

    Politecnico Di Milano, Italy