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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

31/12/2019

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

    INCASE developed pilots and performed research related to a selection of key automation technologies. The project delivered 10 thematic demonstration trajectories to demonstrate the new technologies and feasibility to engineers and technicians in order to create awareness and an early market uptake. Specific topics where demonstrators were 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. INCASE developed pilots and performed research related to sustainable engineering. Specific topics were PROFIEnergy, communication & human machine interfacing in smart buildings and energy monitoring. The demonstrators based on these pilot setups were constructed and research was done on the setups to gain insight in possibilities and limitations of the technologies

    INCASE organised 34 technical events where in-depth courses and technical lectures were given. 2305 people from 1174 companies attended a lecture. The average participant followed 2,6 lectures or events, meaning 886 unique people were reached. Additionally, INCASE reached more than 700 people on 31 communication events with a general introduction on the project, a general introduction on Industry 4.0 technologies or a company visit. INCASE was also guest at several exhibitions and conferences reaching >10000 people. The project reached more than the preset targets.

    Policy makers were reached on communication activities, organized by the partnership for a larger public, and on different conferences and meetings. Technology transfer organisations jointly setup stands with the project partners and communicated on the project. 

    The INCASE partners gained a lot of knowledge by cross border cooperation. A cross border setup demonstrated the possibilities of industrial cloud applications and distant (cross border) measurements were possible. Knowledge on PROFIEnergy, EMC and cosimulation was shared among the partners, who spread the knowledge to the local industrial partners.

    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

    Outputs

    Theme
    Type
    Target
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    20/10/2019

    Pilots and feasibility study on key automation technologies for Industry 4.0: Networked Control

    Thème: ICT in industry - Innovation
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Innovation agencies - SMEs /enterprises - Universities and research centres
    20/10/2019

    Pilots and feasibility study on key automation technologies for Industry 4.0: Integrated Design.

    Thème: ICT in industry - Innovation
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Innovation agencies - SMEs /enterprises - Universities and research centres
    20/10/2019

    Pilots for ProfiEnergy; report on energy saving achieved by using ProfiEnergy devices

    Thème: ICT in industry - Innovation
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Innovation agencies - SMEs /enterprises - Universities and research centres
    20/10/2019

    Pilot for "smart grids" using Power Line Communication (PLC) for the "last mile"

    Thème: ICT in industry - Innovation
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Innovation agencies - SMEs /enterprises - Universities and research centres
    20/10/2019

    Pilots & smaller scale demonstrators for control & HMI of sustainable smart homes – Reports

    Thème: ICT in industry - Innovation
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Innovation agencies - Local, regional and national authorities - SMEs /enterprises
    31/01/2019

    Low-cost pilots for energy monitoring, connected to the Internet of Things and industrial networks

    Thème: ICT in industry - Innovation
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Innovation agencies - SMEs /enterprises - Universities and research centres
    31/12/2019

    Demonstration tools & actions for the delivery of the technological innovation developed in WP1 & 2.

    Thème: ICT in industry - Innovation
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Innovation agencies - SMEs /enterprises - Universities and research centres
    20/10/2019

    Interregional pilot for interconnecting smart factories by the ProfiCloud, and 3 local demonstrators

    Thème: ICT in industry - Innovation
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Innovation agencies - SMEs /enterprises
    20/10/2019

    Pilots for advanced "stress" test of industrial ethernet: a load & error generator based on FPGAs.

    Thème: ICT in industry - Innovation
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Innovation agencies - SMEs /enterprises
    20/10/2019

    Feasibility study of Power Line Communication for use in smart grids and in industry

    Thème: ICT in industry - Innovation
    Type: Feasibility study
    Target: Innovation agencies - SMEs /enterprises