PREVIEW will develop a Cyber Physical System (CPS) for plastic injection manufacturing processes monitoring, control and optimisation, by incorporating several innovative and cutting edge technological solutions:
- Advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques
- Robust industrial wireless communication
- Internet of Things and wireless indoor location.
The system is a middleware solution that facilitates easy, ubiquitous, holistic and fast sharing of product and process information across the entire injection production process.
PREVIEW aims to produce a pre-commercial technology, efficient, versatile and flexible and adapted to the actual and future market needs.
Its main objectives are to reduce mould set up time by 50%, reduce waste and energy consumption by 20% and increase productivity and flexibility by 30%.
Start Date: 01 January 2015
Finish Date: 31 December 2017
Duration (in months): 36 months
Lead Partner (Co-ordinator): ASCAMM