INL Cluster

Intelligent Motion Control Platform for Smart Mechatronic Systems

The I-MECH target is to provide augmented intelligence for wide range of cyber-physical systems having actively controlled moving elements, hence support development of smarter mechatronic systems. They face increasing requirements on size, motion speed, precision, adaptability, self-diagnostic, inter-connectivity, new cognitive features, etc. Fulfillment of these requirements is essential for building smart, safe and reliable production complexes. This implies completely new demands also on bottom layers of employed motion control system which cannot be routinely handled by commercial automation products. On the ground of this, the main mission of this project is to bring novel intelligence by bridging the gap between latest research results and industrial practice in the motion control related engineering fields. I-MECH creates synergic knowledge base with many parallel running RIA activities. It strives to provide a cutting edge reference platform for applications where the control speed, precision, optimal performance, easy reconfigurability and traceability are crucial. This ambitious goal will be achieved by introducing an innovative approach based on the combination of three different pillars: 1) employment of advanced model-based methods for the design of cyber-physical systems, 2) utilization of additional sensory layer, e.g. by adding sensory information provided by supplementary instrumentation installed on the moving parts of the system which can enhance the achievable performance, 3) development of fully modular set of HW and SW building blocks implementing a service-oriented architecture paradigm.It is assumed that I-MECH reference platform will bring high added value namely for following areas: high-speed/big CNC machining, micropositioning and advanced robotics. In these sectors, also the project demonstrators will be validated. The project results will impact on the entire value chain of the production automation industry.

Total Eligible Budget

5,198,758.56 €

INL Eligible Budget

300,000.00 €

INL Funding

105,000.00 €

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ECSEL – Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership

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Main Objective

Industrial Leadership