The vision of I-RAMP³ was to enable the European manufacturing industry towards smart manufacturing systems in conventional production. The project aimed at creating a novel concept for fast, optimized ramp-up and operation of production lines. By this, significant reduction of time and efforts during the setup and re-configuration of production plants was reached. At the same time, production costs were reduced by increasing the efficiency of manufacturing.
I-RAMP³ proposed the transformation of conventional production equipment into Network-enabled Devices (NETDEVs), which form the building blocks of a heterogeneous production network. Those agent-based production devices were equipped with standardized interfaces and standardized communication protocols as well as self-descriptive capabilities.
• Coordinator: Harms & Wende GmbH & Co. KG
• 12 partners from 6 countries (France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal)