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COMET - Plug-and-produce COmponents and METhods for adaptive control of industrial robots enabling cost effective, high precision manufacturing in factories of the future

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  • CORDIS - PROJECTS 25/08/2010
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Yesterday s, today s and tomorrow s challenging and dynamic economic environment forces European high-end manufacturing industry to focus on high flexibility, high quality, reliability and low life-cycle costs and to respond quickly to changes in this environment. The high-end manufacturing industry requests production systems that can quickly switch between diverse machining operations with short changeover, programming and set-up times without compromising quality, reliability or life-cycle costs. From a conceptual point of view, industrial robot technology could provide an excellent base for machining being both flexible (due to their lay-out) and cost efficient (robots cost 2-5 times less then machine tools). However, industrial robots lack absolute positioning accuracy (1), are unable to react in real time to changing process conditions (2) and lack reliable programming and simulation tools to ensure first time right machining once production commences (3). These three critical limitations prevent industrial robots from being integrated in high-end machining processes. The COMET consortium will provide a revolutionary Plug-and-Produce solution enabling the use of industrial robots for high end machining processes, appreciating the needs from the manufacturing industry for cost effective, flexible and reliable manufacturing solutions. The proposed solution will be on the average 30% more cost effective than dedicated machine tools whilst delivering absolute positional accuracy of at least 50 µm. Due to the sense of urgency in Europe s manufacturing industry the COMET consortium defined an ambitious work plan of only 30 months to develop and demonstrate the innovations planned and meet the objectives set. These ambitious goals and the planned dissemination and training activities encourage a quick uptake by the manufacturing industry. Over a 5 years period, the estimated impact is 45M to 50M justifying the investment from the EC and the COMET partnership.


Start date: 2010-09-01
End date: 2013-02-28

Duration: 30 months

Project Reference: 258769

Project cost: 8.01 million euro
Project Funding: 5.3 million euro

Subprogramme Area: FoF.NMP.2010-1 Plug-and-Produce components for adaptive control
Contract type: Collaborative project (generic)


Coordinatore: DELCAM PLC - UNITED KINGDOM - GUNNINK Jan Willem

Altri Partecipanti

  • NISAFORM SRO - CZECH REPUBLIC
  • ARTIS GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANGEWANDTE MESSTECHNIK MBH - GERMANY
  • NIKON METROLOGY NV - BELGIUM
  • STAMATIS GIZELIS AE - GREECE
  • SIR SPA - ITALY
  • N.BAZIGOS ABEE - GREECE
  • DEMOCENTER -SIPE CENTRO SERVIZI PERL'INNOVAZIONE E IL TRASFERIMENTO TECNOLOGICO SCRL - ITALY
  • TEKS SARL - FRANCE
  • AMRC MANUFACTURING LIMITED - UNITED KINGDOM
  • UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS - GREECE
  • FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V - GERMANY
  • BRANDENBURGISCHE TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT COTTBUS - GERMANY
  • LUNDS UNIVERSITET - SWEDEN
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Quadro di finanziamento
  • 7FP-NMP : NANOSCIENZE, NANOTECNOLOGIE, MATERIALI E NUOVE TECNOLOGIE DI PRODUZIONE: priorità tematica 4 nell'ambito del programma specifico “Cooperazione” recante attuazione del Settimo programma quadro (2007-2013) di attività comunitarie di ricerca, sviluppo tecnologico e dimostrazione
Area di interesse
  • Unione Europea