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Projects of the Production and Maintenance Management Research Group

The PIM research group is involved in manifold research and industry-funded projects focusing on data-driven and human-centered maintenance and related applications and use-cases. The following list is intended to provide a brief overview of all these activities and to illustrate the diverse competencies of the group.

Research & Industry Projects

Ongoing projects:

  • PdM@Pharma (01.2022-12.2023): Evolution of Prescriptive Maintenance in the Pharmaceutical Industry - Design and Evaluation of a Novel Data-Driven Maintenance Strategy for the Example of a Chromatography Machine
  • Dr. Opera (2022-2023): Multicriteria Decision Support Framework for Orchestrating Sustainability Factors in Operation Management Strategies
  • RheinPlan (2021-2023): A Rheinmetall-specific maintenance tool for military commercial vehicles
  • WetProRail (2022 - 2023): Weather-based Forecasting Model to Map the Relationship between Weather and Wheel/Rail Contact
  • XR in der Lehre (03.2023-12.2023): Extended Reality in Teaching
  • CompetenSEE (2023-ongoing): Hybrid training course for promoting competence development in manufacturing in South-East Europe
  • digiTeachVR (2022-ongoing): digiTeachVR- Digital, integral course for the use of Virtual Reality in Industrial Data and Building Science
  • PATHFINDER (2022-ongoing): Hybrid learning paths for professional education in manufacturing
  • ConnectSEE (2022-ongoing): Connecting Learning Factories for Promoting Manufacturing Education in South-East Europe
  • Learn4SMEs (2022-ongoing): Learning Factory for Improving Digital Competitiveness and Industry 4.0 Readiness of SMEs in Balkans
  • DigiTS-ME (2022-ongoing): Lean Industry 4.0 for more competitive production and maintenance in the SMEs
  • IdealWork (2022-ongoing): Individualizeable Work Systems in Manufacturing
  • TU-Mars (2020 - present): Text Understandability for Maintenance, Availability, Reliability and Safety Management Systems; Text Understandability for Maintenance, Availability, Reliability and Safety Management Systems
  • True_Usage (2020-2023): System for monitoring true usage and optimizing maintenance and inventory planning

Finished projects:

  • DigiOrder (01.2021-12.2021): The influence of digital technologies from Industry 4.0 on production key figures and the process efficiency of an assembly department
  • digiLab IDS (2020-2021): Digital training and laboratory infrastructure for the Industrial Data Science certificate course at TU Wien.
  • EIT Manufacturing: Europe-wide ecosystem for innovation, education and business creation.
    • RoboNuggets (2020): Provides state of the art learning content for the guided learning platform (GLP) of EIT Manufacturing.
    • UN.I.CO (2020): Provides interactive, hands-on educational content for guided learning platform (GLP) of EIT Manufacturing​.
    • DigiMain 4.0 (2021): Empowering Digital and Technical Robotics Skills of Maintenance Workforce 4.0
  • Digital Shift Book 4.0 (2020): Text mining tool for extracting hidden knowledge from digital shift books.
  • InComSMEs (2017-2019): Increasing the competitiveness of the domestic SMEs in North Macedonia in order to improve their cooperation with foreign investors’ companies.
  • Maintenance 4.0 (2015-2017): Assurance of product quality and plant availability through a real-time based maintenance control center.

Student research projects, Bachelor, Master or Diploma theses

Different topics in maintenance 4.0 focusing on human-centered and data-driven approaches are supervised by PIM team.