E! Kluster, SMART COMACH

Reference number 2018-03330
Coordinator KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - KTH, IIP, Manufacturing & Metrology Systems Division
Funding from Vinnova SEK 8 374 317
Project duration November 2018 - October 2021
Status Ongoing
Venture EUREKA cluster co-funding 

Purpose and goal

The work of the Swedish consortium for COMACH will broaden the field of feasible contact applications for industrial robots. The resulting design knowledge for manipulators will contribute to reduced energy consumption and cloud-based process monitoring for right the first-time machining. Ultimately resulting in a higher resource utilisation through disturbance-free production, leading to higher flexibility, productivity as well as improved overall product quality.

Expected results and effects

The knowledge, experience and results of the COMACH project are expected to ensure the technical competitiveness and the presence of the Swedish consortium in the global market. The design and implementation of the COMACH robotic systems promotes the dissemination of knowledge and skills from Sweden. Then COMACH’s robot scalability design allows to translate high-end robotic applications to small and medium sized companies, as it accounts for their investment possibilities.

Planned approach and implementation

The Swedish partners are mainly involved in the WPs for which master theses have been defined: - WP 1 Industrial specifications definition & WP 4 Machining optimization and monitoring system o ABB and KTH - Modelling and measurement of articulated industrial robots for contact applications - WP 3 Robot accuracy increasing system o KTH and Hexagon - Definition and selection of force-torque sensors for the implementation of an on-line machining force-torque compensation system for an ABB articulated industrial robot.

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