Reseach project E2COMATION: Future factories running sustainably on less energy
The digitisation of manufacturing processes can offer energy saving solutions. For instance, the optimisation or replacement of specific technologies and the application of new software tools may result in significant reductions in energy consumption. The EU-funded E2COMATION project addresses the optimisation of energy usage at various stages of the manufacturing process and it considers the whole life-cycle perspective across the value chain. To monitor, predict, evaluate and optimise the energy and sustainability impact of the behaviour of a factory, E2COMATION will develop a cross-sectoral methodological framework and a modular technological platform. For production performance forecasting, it will enable a holistic analysis of energy-related data streams, leveraging also on a life cycle conceptual paradigm applied to digital twinning of factory assets.
The project consortium includes the following partners:
- Simplan AG
- Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (CNR-STIIMA)
- NxtControl GmbH
- Synesis – Società consortile a responsabilità limitata
- Act Operations Research UK Ltd
- SIGMAtools GmbH
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
- Software AG
- Thinking Additive Ltd
- Athens Technology Center Anonymi Biomichaniki Emporiki Kai Techniki Etaireia Efarmogon Ypsilis Technologias
- Instituto Técnológico Metalmecánico, Mueble, Madera, Embalaje y Afines (AIDIMME)
- Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI)
- OCME Srl
- Mahou SA
- Condis Supermercats SA
- Kastamonu Entegre Ağaç Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
- Royo Spain SL
- SCM Group SpA
One Focus of SimPlan is to push holistic simulation approaches ahead, considering material and information flow as well as energy consumption.
The E2COMATION research project is funded by the European Commission (Grant-Agreement-No: 958410). The project has started in November 2020 and is planned for 4 years.