Real-Time Interactive Shop-Floor CIM


REAL-I-CIM - 8865

Keywords production process modelling, shop-floor scheduling and control, quality assurance, process condition monitoring, shop-floor data acquisition, SMEs, technology transfer, automotive industries, shoe manufacturing


Start Date: 03-JAN-94 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives

The objective of the project is to develop a low-cost CIM system which can be used in the short-term planning and control of manufacturing processes. Real-I-CIM will provide advanced management techniques supported by low-cost, open, state-of-the-art IT at shop-floor level that will neither require any change to existing production equipment nor enforce a particular type of organisation of the enterprise.

The project will make available to SMEs technologies previously known and affordable only at larger companies, while making up for the deficiencies of existing CIM solutions for SMEs. Results will include:

Two sites have been selected in different Union countries and different industrial sectors. Other potential user industries will be involved in the specification, design and evaluation of the product as part of an interest group associated with the project.

At the end of the project, two products will be available for exploitation:


CONTACT POINT

Prof José Mendonca
INESC
Largo Mompilher 22
P - 4007 Porto
tel: + 351 2 209 43 17
fax: + 351 2 2008 487

Participants

INESC - P - C
AESOP - D - P
BMW - D - P
DICON - D - P
GROWELA - P - P
HYPERION - IRL - P
FRAUNHOFER IPA - D - P
TECNOTRON - P - P


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REAL-I-CIM - 8865, December 1993


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