SIVECO supports the Zero flaws initiative in the manufacturing industry, through the digital platform ZDMP | SIVECO Romania

SIVECO supports the Zero flaws initiative in the manufacturing industry, through the digital platform ZDMP

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Zero Defects Manufacturing Platform (ZDMP) activity launched in January 2019 with a € 19 million investment from the European Commission and the 30 partner companies. The aim of the project is to develop and implement a digital platform and related apps for achieving excellence in manufacturing through zero defect processes and products. SIVECO has joined the consortium, developing software for this ambitious project.

Industry 4.0

The new Industrial Revolution, named Industry 4.0 by specialists, has become less than a fantasy through the ever more frequent application of new digital solutions across the entire production chain. Just as the analog phone has propelled the smart phone, ZDMP will propel the factories to Smart Factory. And then there is only one more step up to the Smart Zero Defect Factory.

Stuart Campbell, CEO of Information at Catalyst and Manager of ZDMP stated: "ZDMP will ensure that European industry remains competitive and keeps its leading manufacturing position by producing high quality products at a low cost in the most efficient way".

Mr. Harald Schoning, vice president of Software AG, says that "ZDMP will leverage the power of the Industrial Internet of Things and of Artificial Intelligence to create an open, extensible, interoperable and elastic platform that can enable any European manufacturing company of any size to optimise its production and thus strengthen its position in the global market."

Monica Florea, Departament Manager for European Projects at SIVECO Romania, says that: “ZDMP puts a special emphasis on transforming research results into value-creating products and services that ensures the connection and automation of the various components of the production process and streamlines the decision making process.”

Features of the ZDMP digital platform

ZDMP will launch the first pilot-projects in the Automotive, Machine Tools, Construction and Electronics sectors. These fields are of vital importance to the European economy because they provide jobs for more than 33 million people and account for 13% of EU GDP.

The pilot-projects will have the mission to show how enhanced cooperation between companies can avoid and reduce product and process defects along various supply chains. Throughout the four years of the project, the partner organizations will channel 3.2m euro to partners, users and technology companies to further enhance the platform's features and lead to market adoption.

The ZDMP project combines state-of-the-art technology-based approaches based on commercial grade standard or open-source software with an open development approach and App store. It will focus on both process and product quality modules for pre-production, production, and post-production quality issues to ensure manufactures are enabled for zero defects.

The ZDMP Project combines state of the art technological approaches based on commercial grade standard or open-source software with an open development approach and App store. It will focus on both process and product quality modules for pre-production, production, and post-production quality issues to ensure manufactures are enabled for zero defects.

The project is coordinated by Research Center UNINOVA of Portugal and concepted and managed by SME Information Catalyst (ICE), UK.

In addition to the ICE and UNINOVA founding partners, the consortium is made up of many internationally renowned partners: Ford, Continental, Software AG, Mondragon Assembly, HSD, FIDIA, SIVECO Romania, Formplast, Consugal, PT Mills, Flexeflina, CEI, AlfaTest, Ceteck, Video Systems, Ascora, Profactor, Softeco, Etxe-Tar, Ikerlan, ITI , Rooter and ALONG. They are being assisted by The Polytechnic University of Valencia, Tampere University, and Southampton University as well as the German Standards Organisation DIN.

For more information visit http://www.zdmp.eu.