At the heart of DAT4.ZERO is a DQM (Data Quality Management) System that gathers and organizes data from a Distributed Multi-sensor Network, which, when combined with DQM Toolkit Modules and a Modeling and Simulation Layer, offers adequate levels of data accuracy and precision for effective decision-support and problem-solving – contributing to the achievement of a near zero-defect level of manufacturing. This shall be achieved through the integration of smart, cost-effective sensors and actuators for process simulation, monitoring and control; the showcase of real-time data validation and integrity strategies within actual production lines; the demonstration of innovative data management strategies as an integrated approach to zero-defect manufacturing and the development of strategies for rapid line qualification and reconfiguration.
Overall, DAT4.ZERO will support the European factories of the future by:
- Increasing equipment productivity through rapid detection and correction of product- and process errors;
- Reduction of ramp-up time;
- Decreasing time-to-market of existing and evolving high-value products;
- Increasing product quality, also reducing quality costs, scrap, and rework.
This will also make cost-benefit / investment analysis simpler and more practical for the European manufacturing industry of the future.