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Virtual Machining and Optimisation Workshop with the AMRC

On March 1st 2018, the AMRC along with the Twin-Control consortium will host a workshop on virtual machining and optimisation at their facilities located near Sheffield, United Kingdom. The aims of this event are to: • Share the recent developments on virtual machining and optimisation. • Discuss how industries are currently using it and what the gaps are. • Display on-machine demonstration of virtual machining at the AMRC.

Twin-Control seminar at TU Darmstadt: Energy 4.0

On November 27, the first Twin-Control workshop was held at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, aiming to give insight into the Twin-Control project, and focusing on the topic of energy efficiency. At the workshop, presentations were shared showing current research approaches to utilize Industry 4.0 applications to increasing energy efficiency. Besides that, the sensor-reduced energy monitoring system, where only one single measuring point is sufficient to calculate the power consumption of …Read More

Twin-Control plenary meeting at MASA

Last month, the Twin-Control consortium gathered for the 24th month plenary meeting at MASA facilities in La Rioja, Spain, a company specialized in the manufacturing of parts for the aerospace industry. According to project coordinator Mikel Armendia, Twin-Control goes as planned and, after two years of technical developments, is now entering the industrial demonstration phase. In the last months, MASA, PREDICT and ARTIS carried out a special effort to prepare …Read More

First Twin-Control seminar at TU Darmstadt

On November 27, 2017, the first Twin-Control seminar will take place at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. The aim of this event is the presentation of current project results for participants from both the academic and industrial environment. The general topic of the seminar is Energy 4.0: Industry 4.0 applications to increase energy efficiency and energy flexibility. A specific advantage of digitization is the potential for increasing energy efficiency. On the …Read More

Twin-Control presented at scientific-industrial forums

Before the summer, members of the Twin-Control consortium presented the project at different forums of sicentific-industrial interest. NAFEMS World Conference 2017 took place in Stockholm, Sweden, 11-14 June 2017. Frédéric Cugnon from SAMTECH presented the paper “Machine tools mechatronic analysis in the scope of EU Twin-Control project”, co-authored by Mani Ghassempouri (COMAU) and Mikel Armendia (IK4-TEKNIKER). The main subject was machine tool FEM modelling and validation, using COMAU Urane machine …Read More

24/7 fleet monitoring of Twin-Control machine tools

By Dirk Euhus and Dr. Tobias Fürtjes, D. Euhus is MMS Research Manager at MARPOSS / ARTIS and MMS project leader at Twin-Control T. Fürtjes is MMS Research Project Manager at MARPOSS / ARTIS and task leader at Twin-Control Monitoring infrastructure A reliable and continuous monitoring of all use case machines is one of the most important task in Twin-Control. Overall, in Twin-Control six industrial use case machines (three at Renault, three …Read More

Twin-Control plenary meeting at IK4-TEKNIKER

This week, June 27-28, the Twin-Control consortium gathered for a plenary meeting at IK4-TEKNIKER’s facilities in Eibar, Spain. The aim of the meeting was to review recent advances of the project and to make all preparations for the industrial implementation of Twin-Control, scheduled to be performed this October. During the plenary meeting, special sessions were devoted to check the status of the different modules developed within Twin-Control, which are almost …Read More

FAG VarioSense Bearings

Source: Schaeffler FAG VarioSense bearings — a combination of a standard rolling bearing and a sensor cluster — provide several sensor signals for monitoring machines and processes in one compact unit. And they offer a combination of different measured values which can be adapted to specific applications in a standard envelope.

Smart manufacturing must embrace big data

Source: Nature magazine Manufacturing is getting smart. Companies are increasingly using sensors and wireless technologies to capture data at all stages of a product’s life. These range from material properties and the temperatures and vibrations of equipment to the logistics of supply chains and customer details. Truck engines beam back data on speed, fuel consumption and oil temperature to manufacturers and fleet operators. Optical scanners are used to spot defects …Read More

Industry 4.0: Virtual Twin Controls Production

Source: Fraunhofer – Hannover Messe Preview 2017 With an innovative new concept, researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK want to turn the vision of Industrie 4.0 into reality. A digital twin models the entire production process and permits direct intervention into manufacturing at all times. Real and virtual production merge into an intelligent overall system. A virtual twin simulates the entire production system Bidirectional …Read More