H2020 project LEVEL-UP aims to offer a scalable platform covering the overall lifecycle, ranging from the digital twins setup, modernisation actions to diagnose and predict the operation of physical assets, to the refurbishment and remanufacturing activities towards end of life. In-situ repair technologies and the redesign for new upgraded components will be facilitated through virtual simulations for increased performance and lifetime.
LEVEL-UP will therefore comprise new hardware and software components interfaced with the current facilities through IoT and data-management platforms, while being orchestrated through eight (8) scalable strategies at component, work-station and shopfloor level.
The actions for modernising, diagnosing, inspecting, repairing, disassembling , upgrading, refurbishing, remanufacturing, recycling and reassembly & testing will be structured and formalised into ten (10) special Protocols, linked with an Industrial Digital Thread weaving a seamless digital integration with all actors in the value chain for improved future iterations.
LEVEL-UP will be demonstrated in 7 demo sites from different sectors in the operational environment of Vertical Lathes, Milling machines, Presses, woodworking, Pultrusion, Extrusion, Inspection and CNC equipment to achieve increased efficiency, extended lifetime and reliability, and increased return on high capital investments.
This project receives funding in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research Programme under Grant Agreement Number 869991.
Contact: dr. Dragan Kusić