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EuProGigant

Production Internet of the Future

The European Production Giganet stands for the vision of a smart, resilient and sustainable European manufacturing industry. By March 2025, a cross-location, digitally networked production ecosystem will be created on the basis of the European data infrastructure Gaia-X - the "production internet of the future". In such an ecosystem, companies will be able to exchange data securely and confidently.

In interaction with Gaia-X, EuProGigant not only enables sovereign data management, but also offers a new dimension in the analysis of own production processes by making cross-company data value chains describable. EuProGigant was developed out of the needs of industry and shows how data can support the industrial value creation process. At the same time, the project describes the utility of data-driven business models and thus supports the relocation of production sites back to Europe.

Thematic Working Groups:

Ideal Component Matching

EUProGigant - Ideal Component Matching (PNG)

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Challenge: Manual, precise matching of assembly components in mechanical engineering due to different manufacturing environments and methods.

Use case: Automated adjustment of the individual parts taking into account the tolerance deviations.

Solution: Merging of different data sources that enable an optimized assembly of the subassemblies. This creates added value, which is reflected in the reduction of the time required for manual assembly and in a reduction of scrap parts.

Mobile Processing Machine

EUProGigant - Mobile Processing Machine (PNG)

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Challenge: The workpiece does not come to the machine, but vice versa. Provision of time- and location-synchronized data from a wide variety of measuring systems within the shortest possible time for different target systems.

Use case: Processing of large amounts of data during maintenance of railroad tracks and use of these for autonomous planning.

Solution: Secure provision of the data determined on the machine (measuring vehicle) to external company partners.

Validation Platform

EUProGigant - Validation Platform (PNG)

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Challenge: Lack of an operational data base for effective condition monitoring at small and medium-sized companies due to too small machine fleets or lack of evaluation options.

Use case: More reliable and longer use of production equipment by sharing operational data across the entire value network and company boundaries.

Solution: Supplementing the recorded data with standardized recorded measured values of certified test systems through the validation platform. This enables secure, anonymous and sovereign data exchange.

CO2 Footprint in Product Development

EUProGigant - CO2 Footprint in Product Development (PNG)

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Challenge: The European Green Deal focuses on complete climate neutrality by 2050. As a result, the carbon footprint of products is gaining in importance and becoming a competitive advantage.

Use case: Influence of companies on the carbon footprint of their products in the product development process.

Solution: Recording, provision and use of relevant CO2 equivalent and energy values relating to material selection and manufacturing processes.

Funding agencies and project sponsors of the EUProGigant project

Funding agencies and project sponsors of the EUProGigant project (PNG)

© Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie - Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz - Die Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (FFG) - DLR Projektträger

Austrian project partners

The Austrian project partners of the project EUProGigant (PNG)

© A1 Digital International GmbH - Concircle Österreich GmbH - craftworks GmbH - EIT Manufacturing CLC East GmbH - Pilotfabrik Industrie 4.0 TU Wien - Plasser & Theurer GmbH - STARK Spannsysteme GmbH - WFL Millturn Technologies GmbH & Co. KG

German project partners

The German project partners of the project EUProGigant (PNG)

© ARBURG GmbH + Co KG - Brinkhaus GmbH - IGH Infotec AG - EIT Manufacturing CLC Central gGmbH - MTU Aero Engines AG - PTW TU Darmstadt - Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH - Software AG

Key Data EuProGigant

Project start: 01.03.2021

Project end: 28.02.2025

Project duration: 48 months

Funding volume: approx. 5 Mio. €

Total project costs: approx. 8,6 Mio. €

Time period: 2021 - 2025

Status: ongoing

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, GAIA-X, Sustainable Added Value, Digitale Sovereignty, Big Data.

Publications

  • Weber, M., Brockhaus, B., Hoffmann, F., Ranzau, H., Weigold, M., Dumss, S., Schwaiger, C. & Bleicher, F. (2022). Anwendungen und Geschäftsmodelle mit Gaia-X. wt Werkstattstechnik online, Vol. 112 ( Issue 01-02), pp. 91-95, Springer-VDI-Verlag, e-ISSN 1436-4980. doi.org/10.37544/1436-4980-2022-01-02-95
  • Weber, M., Brinkhaus, J., Dumss, S., Henrich, V., Hoffmann, F., Ristow, G.H., Schickling, C., Trautner, T., Grafinger, M., Weigold, M. & Bleicher, F. (2022). EuProGigant Resilience Approach: A Concept for Strengthening Resilience in the Manufacturing Industry on the Shop Floor. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 107, pp. 540-545. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2022.05.022  
  • Dumss, S., Weber, M., Schwaiger, C., Sulz, C., Rosenberger, P., Bleicher, F., Grafinger, M. & Weigold, M. (2021). EuProGigant – A Concept Towards an Industrial System Architecture for Data-Driven Production Systems. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 104, pp. 324-329. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2021.11.055