Process Automation for Discrete Manufacturing Excellence - PADME

Reference number 2017-02255
Coordinator ABB AB - ABB Control Technologies AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 7 970 200
Project duration May 2017 - October 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme for Production2030
Call Strategic Innovation Programme Produktion2030 Spring 2017:2

Purpose and goal

The main idea of the project is to investigate and demonstrate how the highly-digitalized and proven systems of the Process Industry, like Collaborative Process Automation Systems (CPAS), can be used in Discrete Manufacturing (DM) to improve cycle time and productivity. The project will focus on demonstrating measurable improvements directly related to increasing throughput, reducing cycle times, and optimizing work in process levels through increased integration of the value chain, better visualization of the process, and enhanced tools for optimizating operations.

Expected results and effects

The project has been designed to ensure maximal impact on competitiveness through alignment with development plans for future ABB products, and through focused dissemination and exploitation activities. In short, the successful exploitation of results from PADME is ensured by: 1) demonstration of industrial value through the pilot system, 2) integration of results into ABB’s own product portfolio, and 3) dissemination of project results to a wider audience.

Planned approach and implementation

- ABB Control Technologies will be the main provider of technologies and expertise on IoT system architecture. - Level21 will contribute with expertise in discrete manufacturing and ensure that selected solutions are of business value. - SICS will be responsible for the optimization models aiming at minimizing the cycle time, and monitoring and controlling the workstations’ operations to ensure consistent performance. - MDH will analyze digitalization maturity with respect to the possibility to build on CPAS logic in discrete manufacturing

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