SiEVA's European project FACTS4WORKERS receives its own video
The European project FACTS4WORKERS, in which SiEVA plays an important role as the dissemination and exploitation leader has been given a promotional video end of this April. The film has been filmed at another partner, Hidria's hi-tech automotive industry institute in Tolmin, Slovenia.
The film which can be watched by clicking on this link, shows in picture and words the basic idea behind the project together with statements from our R&D partners. With this project SiEVA aims to use advanced IT solutions of the present age to improve working conditions for workers on the shop floor in the European industry. The film shows the prototype version of advanced IT system developed specifically for Hidria's automatized assembly lines together with short clips of the assembly process.
The four-year project which brings together 15 partners from 8 different countries is now entering its second phase. In this phase SiEVA's role focuses on important promotion actions where it will present the solutions to its stakeholders as well to interested Slovenian and European public.
Additional information about the FACTS4WORKERS project is available at: http://facts4workers.eu/.
COMBILASER PROJECT – Second technical review
On 13th March representatives of the SiEVA Development Centre, general manager Mr. Miloš Šturm, and Ms. Samanta Krapež, attended the second Technical review of the COMBILASER project that took place at the premises of the Laser Zentrum Hannover in Germany. SiEVA presented activities that were conducted in the project’s second year in field of project exploitation and dissemination which is SiEVA ‘s field of responsibility within COMBILASER.
The representatives of the European Commission who are reviewing the project have in addition to presentation of progress made in each of project’s work packages, given the opportunity to see a real-time presentation of the COMBILASER solution in the LZH labs. The test setup was prepared for the Hidria AET industrial use-case and its Pressure-sensor glow plug. The system consisted of a unique combination of a monitoring system, NDT – Non-destructive testing system and an advanced SLS – Self-learning system. This advanced and unique combination enables the welding process to function in accordance to zero-defect principles and avoid producing bad parts.
SiEVA Development Centre’s representatives were explicitly given praise regarding their intensive work in field of dissemination and exploitation in the project’s second year. This gives the team great boost ahead of the intensive third year which will form SiEVA’s side see strong involvement in the project’s upcoming industrial setup validation phase.
FACTS4WORKERS 4th General Assembly meeting
Between 13th and 14th February, the SiEVA Development Centre, represented by general manager Mr. Miloš Šturm, and Ms. Samanta Krapež, attended the 4th General Assembly meeting of the FACTS4WORKERS project consortium at Shaeffler Group premises in Ingolstadt, Germany.
The aim of the FACTS4WORKERS project is to use state-of-the art IT technologies to develop smart human-machine –interfaces and data-gathering solutions, useful for shop floor workers in factories of 21st century. The focus is to develop flexible, module-based solutions, which could be replicated in factories and industries throughout Europe.
After two years of intensive development, the General Assembly meeting took a chance to get an overview of the work done. Intensive data-gathering processes involving shop floor workers themselves, has been done, first prototype solutions have been developed and the first field tests are already underway in project industrial partners' pilot sites.
In order to get a feeling for the work done and demanding challenges ahead, the participants of the meeting were shown a prototype solution developed for the pilot use-case of the meeting's host- Schaeffler group. The host also used the opportunity to acquaint the participants with its own plans for integration of the developed solution as well as with plans to upgrade the Group's plants in accordance with the latest trends in factory management, making them friendly and useful for workers of the future.
At the meeting’s conclusion, the consortium also agreed to host the project's Second Technical Review meeting together with representatives of European Commission (EC) in June in Hidria, at their Spodnja Idrija pilot UC premises in Slovenia where the EC representatives will be shown the partner’s pilot solution for their use-case.