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TEKNIKER is a technological centre and legally constituted as a private not-for-profit Foundation, whose patrons and members of the board mainly come from industry. It is currently part of the IK4 Research Alliance. TEKNIKER likes to define itself as a Mechatronics, Manufacturing Technologies and microtechnologies centre. In commonly adopted terminology, TEKNIKER is a manufacturing or industrial production and design centre. It mainly specialises in designing consumer and industrial products, solving problems relating to friction, wear and lubrication, incorporating information technologies and communications in the plant, and in high precision, miniaturisation and micro/nanotechnologies. Specifically, in the manufacturing domain, TEKNIKER works on areas like Product and Process Development, Production Management, Integrated Plant Management and Manufacturing Systems where advanced technologies are applied with experience in research and development of solutions for production organisation and management. The unit of Intelligent Information Systems is a multidisciplinary team (physics, chemistry, informatics and engineering) working mainly for reliability and maintenance optimisation of systems. The unit is focused on using hardware and software technologies for the modelling and automation of supervision systems for diagnostics, prognostics and decision support in process and asset management. This involves the modelling of systems flowing physical characteristics, trends and condition parameters, data patterns and/or existing expertise. Technologies include diverse artificial intelligence and statistics (i.e. chemometrics) techniques and tools for flexible modelling, uncertainty handling and inclusion of self-learning abilities, visual analytics, automation of solutions, as well as e-maintenance solutions and strategies.

Relevant Expertise for the project:

Tekniker has extensive experience incorporating ICT technologies (sensors, diagnostics, prognostics, decision support) in industrial settings. Recent EC financed projects include, among others: DYNAMITE, where Tekniker contributed mainly in the area of ICT technology for e-maintenance and in sensor development; TATEM, where Tekniker mainly worked on diagnostic and prognostic technologies; POWER-OM coordinated by Tekniker and dealing with power-consumption driven health assessment of machine tools; T-REX coordinated by Tekniker and dealing with innovative strategies for lifecycle extension in manufacturing systems. Tekniker plays an active role in National and European Technology Platforms (ECSEL, ARTEMIS, EPoSS, NESSI,. . . ).We are also members and proactive collaborators of the U.S.A. Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS), Operations and Maintenance Information Open System Alliance (MIMOSA) and European Safety, Reliability & Data Association (ESReDA).

Role in the project:

Tekniker contribution is centred on data analysis and decision making on cloud systems. Additional contributions include visual means supporting analytics in HMI, platform architecture and participation in national validation scenario development activities. Tekniker will participate in: WP1, WP2, WP4, WP5, WP6, WP7 and WP8.