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QU4LITY – Digital Reality in Zero Defect Manufacturing

Project Description

QU4LITY is the biggest European project dedicated to Autonomous Quality (AQ) and Zero Defect Manufacturing ZDM) in the Industry 4.0. QU4LITY will demonstrate, in a realistic, measurable and replicable way an open, certifiable and highly standardized, SME-friendly and transformative shared data-drive ZDM product and service model for Factory 4.0 through 14 pilot lines. QU4LITY “Autonomous Quality Platform for Cognitive Zero-defect Manufacturing Processes through Digital Continuity in the Connected Factory of the Future” will demonstrate, in a realistic, measurable, and replicable way an open, certifiable and highly standardised, SME-friendly and transformative shared data-driven ZDM product and service model for Factory 4.0 through 5 strategic ZDM plug & control lighthouse equipment and 9 production lighthouse facility pilots.

QU4LITY will also demonstrate how European industry can build unique and highly tailored ZDM strategies and competitive advantages (significantly increase operational efficiency, scrap reduction, prescriptive quality management, energy efficiency, defect propagation avoidance an improved smart product customer experience, and foster new digital business models; e.g. outcome-based and product servitisation) through an orchestrated open platform ecosystem platform, ZDM atomized components and digital enablers (Industry 4.0 digital connectivity & edge computing package, plug & control autonomous manufacturing equipment, real-time data spaces for process monitoring & adaptation, simulation data spaces for digital process twin continuity, AI-powered analytic data spaces for cognitive digital control twin composable services, augmented worker interventions, European quality data marketplace) across all phases of product and process lifecycle (engineering, planning, operation and production) building upon the QU4LITY autonomous quality model to meet the Industry 4.0 ZDM challenges (cost and time effective brownfield ZDM deployment, flexible ZDM strategy design & adaptation, agile operation of zero defect processes & products, zero break down sustainable manufacturing process operation and human centred manufacturing).

QU4LITY has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825030.

TTTech Industrial AG together with TTTech will be involved in the Philips Pilot, where it will bring in its fog node architecture as backbone capable of communicating the required data for ZDM. TTTech will closely cooperate with the partners in the pilot line (i.e. Philips, TNO, Fraunhofer IPA) and support the integration of the fog node technology into the existing pilot line. Additionally, TTTech will further develop its fog node technology as a multi-purpose IoT device for factory automation, by enhancing various functions like PLC control, condition monitoring, anomaly and/or threat detection, etc. Finally, TTTech will aim to acquire experience in specific requirements needed for factory/machine automation in the context of ZDM, with a focus on real-time requirements on the targeted industrial environments.

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