AdAM – Advanced Automation for Manufacturing

LISBOA-01-0247-FEDER-045117 | POCI-01-0247-FEDER-045117

The AdAM project targets the production of a novel solution for inline non-destructive testing (NDT) using Eddy Currents technology to identify defects on the surface and inside welding seams obtained by laser brazing. It builds on Industry 4.0 foundations by also offering modular software and middleware tools to enable the Plug & Produce concept in new and legacy systems, adding an architectural layer for the management of the production process without the need to replace existing machines.

Starting Date: 2019

Number of Partners: 7

Total Budget: 1.621M€

The AdAM project (Advanced Automation for Manufacturing) is co-funded under the Portugal 2020 programme promoted by the Portuguese Government and the European Commission and has received the SmartEureka seal.

Within the AdAM project, the following objectives were defined:
-Industry-oriented approach: Comprehensive definition of industrial requirements for fast adoption of advanced automation, tailored to the needs of current industrial challenges.
-Improve ICT adoption in automation systems: Detailed definition of software requirements that allow the transfer of current edge technology to the advanced automation environment.
-Build on standardisation: Contribution for the advancements of existing advanced automation frameworks and open standards to reach industry-ready maturity levels.
-Modular design: Development of high-value applications based on the interchangeable function block approach to demonstrate the potential and benefits of code reuse in industrial processes.
-Demonstrate the concept of Plug & Produce: Provision of software tools, services and interfaces to enable on-demand connectivity in existing hardware and applications.
-Distributed Data Processing: Creation of a software ecosystem to deploy applications which manage large data volumes, decoupled from the low-level automation logic.
-Industrial validation and dissemination: Exploration and demonstration in real industry-relevant scenarios.

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