D4V – Design for Value Program Report
The focus of DIMECC D4V program has been on door-to-door supply chain which is under digital disruptions and is rapidly changing towards an ecosystem of fully autonomous system-of-systems. The program has worked on autonomous maritime and manufacturing logistics use cases. The research work has been facilitated through joint pilots and concepts. Those concept themes have...
Shifting to a forward-thinking approach in maritime transportation and cargo handling industry
MacGregor has developed a new approach, enabling optimization of cargo system solutions that increases cost-effectiveness, efficiency and environmentally-friendliness in the shipping industry. The approach has been developed with the support of Fimecc Rebus programme.
Software Platform; Powerful Engine of Change
In common integration test environments EFFIMA program has proved that the machine control system can be built on the basis of platforms. As machine and equipment manufacturers in the field of machine automation often contribute only parts of the whole automation process a general purpose software platform offers several advantages such as reduces time to market, enables...
UWB-based Real time location system to enhance productivity and safety
When the control system or machine knows the positon of the operator, obstacles or targets in remote control applications, the information can often be used to enhance safety and improve productivity. Remote controlled machine with 3D positioning system can prevent both unintentional and intentional hazardous control by the operator. UWB (ultra wide band) technology is...
From environment perception to situational awareness and adaptive safety in a multi machine work site
Video presents shortly 3 demonstrations and their results of EFFIMA programme. Demonstrations are Situation awareness for collision avoidance in harbor environment, rapid safety function development process, and localization in civil engineering worksite.
Product development does it with virtual prototypes
Recently the use of virtual prototyping (VP) in product development has increased due to cost-effectiveness. To fully gain the benefits of the virtual prototyping use, there is a need for understanding how to implement virtual prototyping into the company use and how to build virtual prototypes that support analysing and testing.
Science Recovers the Lost Sensory Feedbacks
Remote operation of unmanned machines lack of sensory information which is essential in carrying out various tasks in traditional manual control. This results in low production capacity and overloading of machines. Haptic control recovers the lost sensory feedback in remote operation and enables operation from cabin with high productivity, better damage avoidance and good...
Parametric and Configurable Hatch Cover Model
New parametric and configurable hatch cover model for side-rolling hatch covers improves the productivity and reduces design time from an average 8 weeks to a fraction of that. New parametric and configurable hatch cover model also increases customer value, enhances quality and reduces overall costs as the need for project-specific management is decreased.