In collaboration with Hitachi’s Manufacturing Technology Research Center (Japan) and Fraunhofer IPA (Germany), researchers of the Engineering and Management Intelligence Laboratory took part in the development of a secure resource sharing technology for geographically dispersed production facilities.
In November 2016, as a result of a cooperation between the Computational Optical Sensing and Processing Laboratory and the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, a vision based speed measurement sensor chip has been sent to fabrication, as we reported it back then. In early March, Austria MicroSystems sent us the 44 pin sensor chips, which were produced using a 0,35 um CMOS technology. In our laboratory, we designed an FPGA based measurement environment, which performs the control and image capture aspects of the system.
In the recent past colleagues of the Research Laboratory on Engineering & Management Intelligence cooperated with Syncreon Hungary Ltd. which is responsible for the operation of the overall logistic system of AUDI Győr and several other compamies. During the collaborative project a simulation model was created to present the process of a logistic system of a factory under construction.
The control of the key elements of transport (e.g., of vehicles and of vehicle platoons) is normally carried out in a hierarchical manner with the various elements of control targeting different layers of the hierarchy.
2016 brought us numerous professional programmes, opportunities for scientific cooperation and industrial innovation. Besides the achievements of traditionally high quality in basic research, the Institute placed great emphasis on the applications in the private sector as well as the services rendered to the communities providing them significant societal benefits.
The Research Laboratory on Engineering & Management Intelligence developed a prototype Analytical Module, commissioned by GE Hungary Kft., as part of a smart city project. The project aims at building a wireless sensor network installed on a public lighting system in the XII. District of Budapest, Hungary.
In cooperation with Continetal colleagues from Research Laboratory on Engineering & Management Intelligence have recently closed a successful simulation modeling workshop. Assisted by the laboratory, the project aimed at providing support for the design of a new production line by using simulation modeling.
The RobustPlaNet EU FP7 project, coordinated by Research Laboratory on Engineering & Management Intelligence, was closed by the final meeting held in Foligno 4th September 2016, and the following industrial workshop took place in Bologna.
Within the EXCELL EU H2020 project, colleagues of our laboratory actively collaborate with the Germany-based Fraunhofer FIT (Institute for Applied Information Technology) institute in the topics of machine learning and data analytics.
Our laboratory has a long-term and fruitful partnership with the Aventics (former Bosch Rexroth) company. The factory, located in Eger (Hungary), produces pneumatic components and systems. Within the partnership our laboratory provides support to the introduction and application of advanced decision making tools in the manufacturing and logistics areas of the company.
In cooperation with Festo-AM Gyártó Ltd, simulation expert colleagues of the laboratory participated several simulation-oriented projects, aimed at analysing the production systems of the company according to various criteria. In most cases the purpose of the analysis were the early-stage evaluation of the production and logistics systems’, simulating dynamic and real production environment based on the criteria provided by the engineers of Festo.
Since autumn 2015, our laboratory cooperates with Hoya Szemüveglencse Gyártó Magyarország Ltd. within the topics of simulation analysis and „Industry 4.0”. The primary goal of the project is to model different segments of the company’s plant in Mátészalka, according to different capacity planning and process improvement criteria. Within the developments and workshops of the cooperation, the engineers of Hoya picked up the basics of simulation modelling, enabling them to use this technology in the everyday practice.
Our laboratory pays special attention to provide an opportunity and a up-to-date environment for the representatives of the next generation so that they can gain industrial-like experience along their theoretical education. Thanks to our co-operation with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, project tasks, scientific student research and theses are made with the supervision of our lab’s staff on our research infrastructure, which is constantly being developed together with the students.
I4.0 National Technological Platform: The Presidium has been set up in full, the Work Groups have been offiicially formed.
The second plenary meeting of the Industry 4.0 National Technological Platform was held on the 11th October, 2016 at the Head Office of MTA SZTAKI.
The Industry 4.0 National Technology Platform has been recently established under the leadership of the Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and with the participation of research institutions, education institutions and companies having premises in Hungary.
The new, significantly improved version of Occopus has been released.
Occopus can be used by application developers and application controllers to manage virtual infrastructures at deployment time and at runtime as well as to create and provide complex virtual infrastructures to be built by one click even by novice cloud users.