Procceding - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS)
Automatic PLC Code Generation Based on Virtual Engineering Model, Mohammad Jbair ; Bilal Ahmad ; Mus’ab H. Ahmad ; Daniel Vera ; Robert Harrison Tony Ridler
Abstract: Today's automotive firms, regardless the systems they use (e.g. mass production, mass customisation, just-in-time, etc.) face common challenges that can result in sudden and frequent disruptions across the supply chain. Manufacturing systems should rapidly respond to these disruptions. This can be made possible by introducing new smart engineering methods and technologies to enable realisation of high level of reconfigurable and dynamic manufacturing processes to improve the overall performance of manufacturing plants. This paper investigates a methodology to develop a digital model for a fuel-cell assembly system and then utilises the developed model to automatically generate machine's Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) code, connectivity, and process data records. These automatically generated parts can then be used in order to create a Cyber Physical System (CPS). The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the automatic generation of the control code and structure it in order to be effectively and efficiently used in industrial applications. The on-going DIGIMAN project, which aims to deliver a proof of process fuel-cell assembly system for the automotive industry, is being used as a proof of concept to validate the proposed methodology and framework.
18-19 June 2019
DigiMan 30M progress meetingThe DigiMan 30M progress meeting is held on 18th-19th June 2019 at CEA-Tech LITEN, Grenoble, France
6-9 May 2019
2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems, 6-9 May 2019, Taipei, TaiwanWMG will make a presentation in May 2019 during the ICPS2019. The conferences provides a platform to exchange research and innovation results, lessons learned from industrial practices associated with new paradigms and technologies. IEEE ICPS 2019 and IEEE MFI 2019 are going to be the conference series presenting the state of the art and future perspectives of Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems and Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems. The industry experts, researchers, and academics share ideas and experiences surrounding frontier technologies, breakthrough and innovative solutions and applications.
5-6th March 2019
PEMFC Development workshop, Marseille, France
The DIGIMAN project was presented during the PEMFC development workshop, rganised by the INSPIRE project team, a technical information-sharing event focusing on PEMFC components and their integration into fuel cell stacks. The aim was to link together and strengthen synergies between H2020 FCH JU projects including presentations from INSPIRE, VOLUMETRIQ, CRESCENDO, GRASSHOPPER, GAIA, MAMA-MEA, Fit-4-Amanda, HYDRAITE and ID-FAST, with respect to new component developments, best practices and successes: www.inspire-fuelcell.eu.
6-7 June 2018
DigiMan 18M progress meetingThe DigiMan 18M progress meeting is held on 6th-7th June 2018 at Toyota Motor Europe facilities in Zaventem, Belgium
13th March 2018
DigiMan at CCSHF2018 a collaboration between the University of Birmingham and Climate Change SolutionsIE has presented the DIGIMAN project at the CCSHFC2018, an event where UK's technical platform ans showcase for academia and industry are interacting together and presenting new trends and results
25th January 2018
DigiMan at Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Energy Summit, Brussels, Belgium
DigiMan at Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Energy Summit, an event with commercial opportunities and partnerships in the renewable hydrogen & fuel cells industry.
12-13 December 2017
DigiMan 12M progress meetingThe DigiMan 12M progress meeting is held on 12th-13th December 2017 at Freudenberg facilities in Weinheim, Germany
DigiMan at Cenex-LCV, the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle eventIE has been selected to present at the CENEX-LCV event in September, for which under Advanced Manufacturing the DIGIMAN Project will be the main theme: https://www.cenex-lcv.co.uk/seminars/session/day-2-seminar-dome-advanced-manufacturing
4-7 July 2017
EFCF2017, Lucerne, SwitzerlandToyata Motor Corporation presented DIGIMAN project and its main objectives The DigiMAN project will raise the manufacturing level by introducing enhanced design for assembly, automated processes for assembly, inspection, and test, coupled with materials acceptance standards. EFCF2017 conference was held in Lucerne, Switzerland (4-7 July 2017).
06 June 2017
DigiMan on the radio
Mr Alistair Ball, Director of Product Delivery at Intelligent Energy, gave a live interview of the DIGIMAN Project on BBC Radio Leicester
31 May - 01 June 2017
DigiMan 6M progress meetingThe DigiMan 6M progress meeting will be held on 31st May -01st June 2017 at CEA facilities in Grenoble, France
11 May 2017
Warwick Manucturing Group (WMG) at University of Warwick - Press release
WMG at the University of Warwick are partnering with clean energy solution company Intelligent Energy to help develop manufacturing technologies via an advanced proof of process assembly line to significantly reduce the time to manufacture Intelligent Energy’s latest advanced air cooled fuel cell design, leading to a blueprint for a future fully integrated assembly and test line. .... Read More
8 May 2017
Intelligent Energy press release
A programme has launched to provide a blueprint to enable fully automated future mass manufacture of fuel cell stacks for the automotive market. Intelligent Energy is the programme’s technology lead with overall coordination provided by CEA Tech-Liten. The two companies will front a pan-European industry group to further commercialise fuel cells for the mass automotive market .... Read More
18-19 January 2017
DigiMan Kick-off meeting
The DigiMan kick-off meeting was held on 18th-19th January 2017 at Intelligent Energy facilities in Loughborough, UK
DigiMAN consortium during the Kick-off meeting