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Produce in Sweden

Reference number
Coordinator RISE IVF AB - Swerea IVF AB, Mölndal
Funding from Vinnova SEK 4 000 000
Project duration December 2016 - November 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The main purpose of the project, to analyze and show how flexible automation can increase productivity, has been achieved. The purpose of facilitating companies´ decisions for automation in short series production has also been achieved through the development of the project Automation guide, especially adapted for small and medium-sized companies. The project has also contributed to the automation networks that have been established in the country.

Expected results and effects

An automation guide for flexible automation - facilitates automation at SMEs and for short series production. Five of the six pilot companies have introduced automation solutions during the project, this contributes to internal learning and higher future productivity. A camera-based robot safety solution can contribute to more possibilities for automation. An IoT module under development can measure productivity. Articles, conference and exhibition presentations, films etc. have increased interest and knowledge in Sweden for flexible automation.

Planned approach and implementation

The project partners have jointly developed an automation guide with various modules that analyze the company´s needs and possible effects of automation. In parallel, technical development has taken place at OpiFlex and the participating pilot companies. The pilot companies interested in flexible automation have chosen different automation solutions, and five out of six companies have also implemented these. The researchers have followed their decision-making and automation strategy processes through the modules in the automation guide, while further developing the guide.

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Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2016-04483

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