Project: Metrology for the Factory of the Future

Acronym 17IND12 Met4FoF (Reference Number: 17IND12)
Duration 01/06/2018 - 31/05/2021
Project Topic Factories of the future will use Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) environments; networks of devices and machine-learning algorithms that can automate decision-making and manage production. Advanced digital-only sensors that can measure dynamic, time-dependent qualities such as acceleration, force, and pressure, and pre-process collected data are quickly becoming the de-facto standard in the IIOT. It is vital for manufacturing processes that such digital sensors measuring dynamic qualities are accurate and well-calibrated. However, the high-level calibration services currently offered by National Measurement Institutes (NMIs) are still focussed on analogue, rather than digital, outputs.This project will develop calibration methods for advanced digital-only industrial sensors, including those with internal pre-processing capabilities. It will also establish the infrastructure and software needed to take account of measurement uncertainty and quality together with measurement data, and synchronise data flow in sensor networks. This will help NMI facilities to become digital ready, and enable European factories of the future to be competitive with their global counterparts.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2017

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Centro Español de Metrología Partner Spain
3 Institut za mjeriteljstvo Bosne i Hercegovine Partner Bosnia and Herzegovina
4 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
5 Instituto Português da Qualidade, I.P. Partner Portugal
6 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
7 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
8 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
9 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
10 SPEA S.P.A Partner Italy
11 University of Strathclyde Partner United Kingdom
12 Technische Universitaet Ilmenau Partner Germany
13 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge Partner United Kingdom
14 Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gemeinnützige GmbH Partner Germany
15 Industrial Technology Research Institute Incorporated Observer Taiwan