Automation

 

Enhetschef: ​Martin Fabian 

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Forskargruppen Automation bedriver en omfattande forskning inom industriell automation. Fokus ligger framför allt på optimering, bevakning och reglering av produktionssystem. Typiska exempel på detta är robotceller, konvejersystem och komplexa maskiner.

Ordet automation härstammar från grekiskans ”automatus” som betyder självverkande. Ett självverkande beteende nås genom att en regleringsfunktion självständigt reglerar systemet, så att det önskade beteendet uppnås. På lägre nivåer bestäms regleringsfunktioner ofta av ständigt pågående sensorsignaler medan regleringsfunktioner på högre nivå ofta baseras på diskreta händelser och logiska signaler.

Forskningen inom automation berör framför allt händelsediskreta system och logiska system, där komplexitet och informationsintegrering är två av de främsta utmaningarna. Hållbar produktion och förhållandet mellan produkt-, produktions- och automationsdesign är också viktiga forskningsområden.

Forskningsområdet Automation startade år 2000 och omfattar för närvarande omkring 20 personer. Automation är också en del av Wingquist/Vinnex Excellence Centre och Styrkeområde Produktion på Chalmers. Vi samarbetar i stor utsträckning med industrin, i forskningsprojekt tillsammans med Volvo Cars, Volvo Technology, ABB, TetraPak, FlexLink, och General Motors R&D.

I vår forskning fokuserar vi på fyra områden:  Händelsediskreta system, Operationssekvenser, Integrerad produkt-, produktions- och automationsdesign, samt Hållbar produktion.

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Forskningsprojekt

Compositional synthesis of supervisors for modular discrete event systems
This project addresses the problem of efficiently calculating a logically correct supervisor for reactive systems. The work is oriented towards design of computer algorithms in a formal mathematical way, mathematically proving their correctness...  
 
Advanced Flexible Automation Cell (FLEXA)
The FLEXA project is set up to meet one common main objective which is to create the tools, methods and technologies needed to define, prepare and validate an automated flexible cell. This cell should be able to manufacture a generic process chain allowing for safe human interaction, and to deliver quality assured parts for the European aerospace industry...
 
Know4Car - An Internet-based collaborative platform for managing manufacturing knowledge
Current digital manufacturing ICT platforms have provided a series of tools, including CAx, PDM, and PLM systems, to support engineers in a series of collaborative activities, allowing them to communicate as well as to design and validate the manufacturing processes...
 
Virtual Commissioning of Manufacturing Stations Including PLC Logics
The purpose of this project is to create an energy efficient, time and cost efficient preparation procedure of production systems for complex products. The project will also contribute to energy efficient and flexible production systems with a reduced number of discarded parts...
 
Future sustainable competitive production systems need to be productive and flexible, as well as environmentally friendly and safe for the personnel. To improve a production system and reach these objectives, production management must have access to coherent information regarding products and processes throughout the entire plant...
 
The project puts focus on the generation of virtual models based on mechanical layout and partly automatic kinematics, concentrating on efficient handling of information. An overall aim is to increase the parallel preparation of the mechanical design and the automated solution...
 
This project aims to reduce the human workload to avoid physical and mental stress, and at the same time minimize the energy consumption for machines and systems. This can be balanced by the use of optimization methods...
 
Turning raw parts to finished products consumes a lot of electrical energy in a manufacturing plant.  A large amount of this energy is consumed by processing machines and robots to perform some operations on parts, and by automated handling mechanisms to transport parts in the plant...
 
Adaptive vehicle make (AVM)
DARPA Adaptive Vehicle Make (AVM) is a portfolio of programs that address revolutionary approaches to the design, verification and manufacturing of complex defense systems and vehicles. The portfolio consists of three primary programs: META, Instant Foundry Adaptive through Bits (iFAB) and Fast Adaptable Next-Generation Ground Vehicle (FANG)...

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Publicerad: to 04 okt 2012. Ändrad: må 06 maj 2019