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towards Industry 4.0 via Networked Control Applications and Sustainable Engineering

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Technological Innovation

Lead partner

Universiteit Gent

Contact

Date de début

01/09/2016

Date de fin

31/08/2019

Project budget

4 568 617

ERDF amount

2 741 170

ERDF rate

60%

    À propos

    Common challenge

    The challenge is to prepare the industrial economy (automation & manufacturing industry) for the future “Industry 4.0” (I4.0) and “Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT).
    Focus is on strengthening the manufacturing industries by developing and demonstrating key enabling automation technologies, preparing practicing engineers for the future smart interconnected factories, smart buildings and sustainable engineering.
    Further computerization of industry in high-wage countries, enabling small production series & interconnected factories, is essential for the industrial economy in all Member States.

    Main Achievements

    Industry 4.0 is the next industrial revolution. The 2 Seas region has to close the gap with the leading countries who are developing the necessary tools for this transformation. When focussing on the make industry, manufacturers are evolving towards client-specific production and added-value products. Reaching these targets, a high degree of automation and digitizing of the industry is the solution.

    INCASE develops knowledge, innovative applications and pilots on key-enabling automation technologies for Industry 4.0. The project focusses on smart interconnected factories, smart buildings and sustainable engineering.

    INCASE develops pilots and performs research related to a selection of key automation technologies. The project will deliver 10 thematic demonstration trajectories on those technologies . The project demonstrates the new technologies and feasibility to engineers and technicians in order to create awareness and an early market uptake. Specific topics where demonstrators are developed are PROFICloud for connecting distant factories, stress-testing on PROFINet for creating reliable networks, power line communication as alternative communication network and high frequency power quality, networked control and integrated design, more specific mobile robotics, high-end hardware targets and co-simulation. The demonstrators based on these pilot setups and research are under construction and are used already on several activities as lectures and hands-on workshops.

    INCASE develops pilots and performs research related to sustainable engineering. Specific topics are PROFIEnergy, communication & human machine interfacing in smart buildings and energy monitoring. The demonstrators based on these pilot setups and research are under construction and used already on several activities as lectures and hands-on workshops.

    INCASE reached more than 350 people from more than 220 different companies with specific demonstration activities developed during the project. Additionally, INCASE reached more than 600 people from more than 350 companies with a general introduction on the project and the relevance of Industry 4.0 technologies.

    Partnership

    Partners

    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

    Groupe HEI-ISA-ISEN

    Université Lille 1

    Voka Oost-Vlaanderen

    Institut Catholique d’Arts et Métiers : ICAM

    CITC-EuraRFID

    NV Economische Impuls Zeeland

    University of Kent - School of Engineering and Digital Arts

    University of Essex, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

    Stichting HZ University of Applied Sciences