The CREATE project is developing an innovative, fully decentralised software architecture for industrial automation systems which is based on modular and autonomously cooperating components called Smart Neighbourhood Modules (SNMs).
Project manager at MDU
Description of the project
Monitoring and quality control modules with standardised interfaces will be an important part in future automation systems. They will also make decisions or assist in decision support for corrective and preventive actions and enable transfer between manual monitoring and control and fully automated control, diagnosis and correction (communicating with following smart neighbourhood module (SNM) that is able to perform corrective actions. By building up and sharing experience amongst the monitoring modules which perform similar tasks, the modules will learn and improve their capabilities. The measurements and decision will follow each manufactured part and can be used for corrective actions, classification or as a reference value later on in the product life cycle.
Results from the project in the area of monitoring, diagnostics and quality control is of value for both Volvo CC and Volvo CE in order to improve manufacturing and achieve a better integration in the production life cycle process including design, manufacturing, assembly, product use and maintenance.
A Cross domain demonstrator at Volvo Car will integrate selected parts from the different national demonstrators as a "prof of concept".
Mälardalen University is project leader for the sub-project intelligent decision support system for Monitoring, Quality control and Diagnostics (MQD),