As TAGES we start a new Project named “FACTLOG (Energy-aware Factory Analytics for Process Industries)” which is funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, under DT-SPIRE-06-2019 Call (Digital technologies for improved performance in cognitive production plants – Innovation Action) and coordinated by Maggioli SPA from Italy with the budget of 7.089.836 €.
The Project officially started on 1 November, 2019 and the kick-off Meeting of the Project was realized on 14-15 November, 2019 in Bologna, Italy.
FACTLOG project becomes apparent particularly in process industries that cognition can improve the behaviour of a complex process system. One of the main expectations of the use of digital twins is to give us the capability to observe and monitor the behaviour of their respective physical twins. In order to make it happen, we need to combine digital twins, which are driven by domain models, with the models derived from data. In order to realize it, we need a real-time processing layer where observations, knowledge and experience interoperate to understand and control the behaviour of a complex system. FACTLOG offers such a layer and aims at deploying and adjusting it to several process industries.
By incorporating different pipelines of machine learning and analytical tools at different levels (from machines to process steps and from processes to the whole production plant), FACTLOG enables the realization of the Cognitive Factory as an ensemble of independent but intertwined ECTs, that are;
- able to self-learn, and thus to effectively detect and react to anomalies and disruptions but also to opportunities that may arise
- enjoy a local or global view of operations
- are capable for short-, mid- and long-term reasoning and optimization.
FACTLOG will be implemented by a just right consortium of twenty partners from 11 different countries such as Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey, Ireland, United Kingdom, Portugal, Romania, Germany. Technology and scientific contributors from leading academic institute and focused ICT vendors (mostly SMEs) bring in all the necessary knowledge and innovation.
TAGES, as being the Innovation Partner and Turkish Process Industry Association Representative, will exploit FACTLOG analytics and optimisation software tools in circular manufacturing for sustainable environment.
Most of the process industries suffer from wasted energy to keep the machineries ready in idle is greater than 30% which can be reduced by FACTLOG more than 65% and the response time to failures will be enhanced by 50%. With high volume process tanks, IoT data is either unreliable or there is a no space/or little time to react. With FACTLOG’s predictive analysis engineer will be able to interfere proactively to the processes, hence improving the output quality.
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