Miljo:FIA aims for Flexible and Innovative Automation by building the most modern automation laboratory at Production Technology Center (PTC). This effort will establish a national resource in Sweden with the latest state of the art technique based on world-leading research in automation. Miljo: FIA is a long-term commitment of the University West (HV), Innovatum AB (Innovatum), Swerea IVF (IVF) together with manufacturing companies in the region.
The vision is to obtain adaptable and reconfigurable production systems, where humans can be easily integrated in flexible automated applications. One topic considered is an open architecture that can handle flexibility with a Plug & Produce concept. The aim is to be able to rebuild an industrial automation cell within minutes to handle new production scenarios. This is in line with initiatives such as Industry 4.0, Smart Factories, Cyber Physical Systems and Digitalisation, which are aiming for a paradigm shift in the abilities and possibilities with automated production. The main challenges have been formulated as, infrastructure, inclusion of operators and new methods for flexibility.
WP 1 – Infrastructure for flexibility
WP 2 – Working environment
WP 3 - Equal opportunities
WP 4 – Methods for flexibility