Tailored heat treatment through a digitalized process chain
|Coordinator||Swerim AB - Produktionsteknik|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 480 000|
|Project duration||September 2019 - August 2021|
|Venture||Strategic innovation programme for process industrial IT and automation – PiiA|
|Call||Digitization of industrial value chains|
Purpose and goal
Problems in the heat treatment industry are often very complex where all prehistory, all steps and all parameters affect the result. The aim of the project is to take a holistic approach to the process chain and apply today´s available techniques for digitization. The goal of the project is increased quality, smoother process, shorter process time and reduced rejections for heat treatment processes through digitalisation.
Expected results and effects
The goal of the project is increased quality, smoother process, shorter process time and reduced rejections for heat treatment processes through digitalisation. The result will be; a review of several heat treatment processes in which a comprehensive approach is taken on what data needs to be collected; testing of potential in a more detailed gas analysis; modeling of processes and tests of the models´ predictability and knowledge dissemination in the heat treatment industry.
Planned approach and implementation
The project is divided into 5 work packages WP1. Knowledge transfer through a series of workshops in which today´s processes are reviewed in detail WP2. Challenges and requirements description with identification of what the project must do to achieve the overall goal WP3. Collection of data, including installation of new hardware WP4. Modeling and analysis WP5. Validation WP6. Project management