Technology Transfer Project

TOFMAN: Towards the future smart manufacturing systems

Type

Technology Transfer Contract

Start Date

01/09/2020

End Date

31/08/2022

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Project Description

Due to the concern about climate change and the transformation towards sustainable systems, a paradigm shift towards efficient and smart systems has been promoted from the manufacturing industry. Thereby, the energy efficiency issue has gained attention during the last decade, and from this fact, new research trends from different points of view have arisen to try solving this concern. In this sense, different approaches have been addressed, considering from energy sources and
their distribution to industries up to the energy use in manufacturing processes carried out by industries. Therefore, some research focuses on finding a more efficient way to supply energy to the industries minimizing the distribution losses and maximizing power production from renewable energy sources. TOFMAN, as a technology transfer project, aims at proposing methodologies and strategies for real plants towards implementing, in real time, such improvements in energy consumption, manufacturing management and production planing, with the final goal of integrating such smart manufacturing approaches within the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 frameworks.