IEC 61499 Projects

Distributed control and simulAtion platform to support an Ecosystem of DigitAL aUtomation developerS

Financed by the European Commission, Daedalus has been conceived to enable the full exploitation of the CPS concept of virtualized intelligence, through the adoption of a completely distributed automation platform based on IEC-61499 standard, fostering the creation of a Digital Ecosystem that could go beyond the current limits of manufacturing control systems, the project proposes an ever-growing market of innovative solutions for the design, engineering, production and maintenance of plants’ automation.

Multi-disciplinArY integrated simulAtion and forecasting tools, empowered by digital continuity and continuous real-world synchronization, towards reduced time to production and optimization

MAYA aims at developing simulation methodologies and multidisciplinary tools for the design, engineering and management of CPS-based (Cyber Physical Systems) Factories, in order to strategically support production-related activities during all the phases of the factory life-cycle, from the integrated design of the product - process - production system, through the optimization of the running factory, till the dismissal/reconfiguration phase.

DEMETO - Modular, scalable, and high-performance DE-polymerization by MicrowavE TechnolOgy

Based on an internationally patented technology, the project foresees to bring at industrial level (through a completely functional pilot plant) the usage of microwaves as Process Intensification approach (through an electromagnetic catalytical effect) of the well-known alkaline hydrolysis depolymerization reaction. Such reaction was, up to now, economically unfeasible due to a certain number of technological constraints that DEMETO finally solves.

Human-mimetic approach to the integrated monitoring, management and optimization of a symbiotic cluster of smart production units

Improvements of the overall sustainability of process industries from an economic, environmental and social point of view require the adoption of a new industrial symbiosis paradigm - the human-mimetic symbiosis - where critical resources (materials, energy, waste and by-products) are coordinated among multiple autonomous Production Units organized in industrial clusters.

Design for Resource and Energy Efficiency in cerAMic klins

The DREAM project aims to design, develop and demonstrate a radically improved architecture for ceramic industrial furnaces, characterised by optimised energy consumption, reduced emissions, and lower operating costs compared to currently available technological solutions. This will be obtained by substantially enhancing specific furnace parts (control system, refractories, emissions abatement system) and by adding new modules and sub-systems (CHP unit, heat pipes) to the current furnace architecture.

Rapid Reconfiguration of Flexible Production Systems through Capability-based Adaptation, Auto-configuration and Integrated tools for Production Planning

The ReCaM project is a three-year project funded by the European Commission in the Horizon 2020 programme under Grant agreement No: 680759. The project aims to develop and demonstrate the next generation flexible production systems leaning on reconfigurable modular production resources and associated engineering tools and control systems. These flexible systems allow rapid reaction to dynamic market changes, such as product variations and demand fluctuations, and changes in production itself, like dynamic routing, mixed-model production and production resource unavailability.
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