E-RACE - Summary
E-Race is a collaborative
E-Space for the design and manufacture of reconfigurable assembly
cells. A web portal will allow the input of specification data and
other information by an End User based on their requirements for an
automated assembly system. This will include uploading technical drawings
and other equipment requirements / preferences. The system will translate
this information into a detailed technical specification, automatically
performing some negotiation with the End User.
All of the information relevant to the potential project
is then sent to various system integrators who will then be able
to submit a quote back to the End User.The system will also be able
to use the data supplied to automatically generate, model and assess
assembly system design solutions to the problem. 1000's of solutions
can be generated and compared to the original specification in a
very short time. This will allow the impact of requirements changes,
and reconfiguration, to be fully realised by all parties. The system
will call on a knowledge library derived from information given
by equipment and module suppliers, thus creating a database that
will further enhance and accelerate the design process.
For more information
on this exciting project please visit www.e-race.info.