COMET

"Plug-and-produce COmponents and METhods for adaptive control of industrial robots enabling cost effective, high precision manufacturing in factories of the future"

 Coordinatore DELCAM LTD 

 Organization address address: "TALBOT WAY, SMALL HEATH BUSINESS PARK"
city: BIRMINGHAM
postcode: B10 OHJ

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jan Willem
Cognome: Gunnink
Email: send email
Telefono: 31610625039
Fax: 441218000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Sito del progetto http://www.cometproject.eu
 Totale costo 7˙725˙814 €
 EC contributo 5˙300˙000 €
 Programma FP7-NMP
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies
 Code Call FP7-2010-NMP-ICT-FoF
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-09-01   -   2013-06-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    DELCAM LTD

 Organization address address: "TALBOT WAY, SMALL HEATH BUSINESS PARK"
city: BIRMINGHAM
postcode: B10 OHJ

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jan Willem
Cognome: Gunnink
Email: send email
Telefono: 31610625039
Fax: 441218000000

UK (BIRMINGHAM) coordinator 1˙166˙788.50
2    FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V

 Organization address address: Hansastrasse 27C
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80686

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Walter
Cognome: Krause
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 89 1205 2713
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534

DE (MUENCHEN) participant 634˙749.05
3    NIKON METROLOGY NV

 Organization address address: GELDENAAKSEBAAN 329
city: HEVERLEE
postcode: 3001

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Anuschka
Cognome: Kerstens
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 16 74 01 31
Fax: +32 16 74 01 03

BE (HEVERLEE) participant 503˙229.29
4    LUNDS UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: Paradisgatan 5c
city: LUND
postcode: 22100

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Klas
Cognome: Nilsson
Email: send email
Telefono: 46462224304
Fax: 4646131021

SE (LUND) participant 415˙666.30
5    UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS

 Organization address address: UNIVERSITY CAMPUS RIO PATRAS
city: RIO PATRAS
postcode: 26500

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Vasso
Cognome: Velaora
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 2610 997262
Fax: +30 2610 997744

EL (RIO PATRAS) participant 388˙186.33
6    SIR SPA

 Organization address address: STRADA CANALETTO CENTRO 450
city: MODENA
postcode: 41100

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Lino
Cognome: Ferrari
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 3481503904
Fax: +39 059454875

IT (MODENA) participant 364˙672.65
7    ARTIS GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANGEWANDTE MESSTECHNIK MBH

 Organization address address: SELLHORNER WEG 28-30
city: BISPINGEN
postcode: 29646

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Dirk
Cognome: Euhus
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 5194 950 10
Fax: 495195000000

DE (BISPINGEN) participant 335˙979.50
8    DEMOCENTER -SIPE CENTRO SERVIZI PERL'INNOVAZIONE E IL TRASFERIMENTO TECNOLOGICO SCRL

 Organization address address: VIA VIGNOLESE 905
city: MODENA
postcode: 41100

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Davide
Cognome: Berselli
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 059 2058157
Fax: +39 059 205 8161

IT (MODENA) participant 335˙155.97
9    BRANDENBURGISCHE TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT COTTBUS-SENFTENBERG

 Organization address address: PLATZ DER DEUTSCHEN EINHEIT 1
city: COTTBUS
postcode: 3046

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Ulrich
Cognome: Berger
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 355 69 2457
Fax: +49 355 69 2387

DE (COTTBUS) participant 306˙370.28
10    DEBBACHE-LAGIOS EE

 Organization address address: A METAXA 19
city: ATHINA
postcode: 14564

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Panagiotis
Cognome: Lagios
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 210 6251455

EL (ATHINA) participant 218˙697.30
11    AMRC MANUFACTURING LIMITED

 Organization address address: WALLIS WAY CATCLIFF AMRC WITH BOEING ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PARK
city: ROTHERHAM
postcode: S60 5TZ

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Gareth
Cognome: Morgan
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 114 222 1747
Fax: +44 114 222 7678

UK (ROTHERHAM) participant 195˙311.32
12    TEKS SARL

 Organization address address: "RUE DU PRAYA, LES TOITS BLANCS 23"
city: MONTGENEVRE
postcode: 5100

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Sergio
Cognome: Durante
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 3939236605
Fax: 390119000000

FR (MONTGENEVRE) participant 186˙073.97
13    NISAFORM SRO

 Organization address address: U SAMOTKY 1172
city: LIBEREC
postcode: 463 11

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Petr
Cognome: Chaura
Email: send email
Telefono: +420 483 310 420
Fax: +420 483 713 409

CZ (LIBEREC) participant 139˙042.75
14    N.BAZIGOS ABEE

 Organization address address: KLM OLD NATIONAL ROAD 26TH
city: MANDRA ATTIKIS
postcode: 19600

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Konstantinos
Cognome: Bazigos
Email: send email
Telefono: 302106000000
Fax: 302104000000

EL (MANDRA ATTIKIS) participant 92˙884.45
15    STAMATIS GIZELIS AE

 Organization address address: 14 KM NATIONAL ROAD ATHINA TO LAMIA
city: KIFISSIA ATTICA
postcode: 14564

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Panagiotis
Cognome: Lagios
Email: send email
Telefono: 302106000000
Fax: 302106000000

EL (KIFISSIA ATTICA) participant 17˙192.34
16    Artis GmbH

 Organization address address: Sellhorner Weg 28-30
city: Bispingen
postcode: 29646

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Dirk
Cognome: Euhus
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 5194 950 10
Fax: 495195000000

DE (Bispingen) participant 0.00
17    FONDAZIONE DEMOCENTER-SIPE

 Organization address address: VIA VIGNOLESE 905
city: MODENA
postcode: 41125

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Davide
Cognome: Berselli
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 059 2058157
Fax: +39 059 205 8161

IT (MODENA) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s challenging and dynamic economic environment forces European high-end manufacturing industry to focus on high flexibility, high quality, reliability and low life-cycle costs and to respond quickly to changes in this environment. The high-end manufacturing industry requests production systems that can quickly switch between diverse machining operations with short changeover, programming and set-up times without compromising quality, reliability or life-cycle costs. From a conceptual point of view, industrial robot technology could provide an excellent base for machining being both flexible (due to their lay-out) and cost efficient (robots cost 2-5 times less then machine tools). However, industrial robots lack absolute positioning accuracy (1), are unable to react in real time to changing process conditions (2) and lack reliable programming and simulation tools to ensure first time right machining once production commences (3). These three critical limitations prevent industrial robots from being integrated in high-end machining processes. The COMET consortium will provide a revolutionary Plug-and-Produce solution enabling the use of industrial robots for high end machining processes, appreciating the needs from the manufacturing industry for cost effective, flexible and reliable manufacturing solutions. The proposed solution will be on the average 30% more cost effective than dedicated machine tools whilst delivering absolute positional accuracy of at least 50 µm. Due to the sense of urgency in Europe’s manufacturing industry the COMET consortium defined an ambitious work plan of only 30 months to develop and demonstrate the innovations planned and meet the objectives set. These ambitious goals and the planned dissemination and training activities encourage a quick uptake by the manufacturing industry. Over a 5 years period, the estimated impact is 45M€ to 50M€ justifying the investment from the EC and the COMET partnership.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

The manufacturing industry makes a huge contribution to the European economy. EU-funded scientists developed a platform to exploit industrial robots to significantly reduce the time and cost of machining processes.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Funded by the EU, the http://www.cometproject.eu/ (COMET) project sought to overcome the major challenges that limit the current use of industrial robots for milling processes. Major issues are the lack of positioning accuracy and adaptability to changes in forces required for automotive and aerospace components as well as for the production of moulds, dies and high-precision parts. Concurrently, a dearth of advanced programming and simulation tools decreases the potential for getting a piece done correctly the first time.

COMET delivered four important techniques and technologies to enable the use of industrial robots in a plug-and-produce platform for cost-effective, reliable and flexible manufacturing. Scientists developed a methodology to extract machine-specific kinematic and dynamic models of industrial robots from every possible configuration. It employs an off-line kinematic calibration, a dynamic robot simulation with new measurements of robotic joint parameters and a novel process for force calculation. Accurate simulation of robot behaviours produces a unique signature for each robot.

The robot signature is then exploited in a simulation environment that enables adaptive robot path generation. An adaptive tracking system then monitors the actual path with respect to the programmed path, using an advanced robot controller to correct deviations in real time. Finally, a high dynamics compensation mechanism (HDCM) compensates for high-frequency position errors and transients. This provides a turbo-boost to accuracy, enabling precision far beyond the capability of the robot system alone. As an example, the mean absolute error of a test piece improved from 255 micrometres with no compensation to only 32 micrometres with the HDCM.

Test cases demonstrated that robot machining can significantly speed up processing compared to conventional computer-based numerical control methods. In addition, costs can be reduced by approximately 40 % with minimal to no impact on quality.

Results have been widely disseminated through numerous presentations, publications and videos targeting scientific audiences, industry, policymakers, the media and the general public. Commercialisation is expected to have widespread impact on the economic recovery and competitiveness of European manufacturers and the end users of their products.

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