SMARTmain

EU - Research SMARTmain

SMARTmain aims at educating the future industry and academic leaders with strong expertise ready for smart maintenance.

The key research aim is to develop a scientific framework that leads to understanding and further development of smart maintenance business and functions based on the advanced digital technologies that transform manufacturing in European companies.
The key training aim is to deliver a rich, innovative and highly efficient pan-national PhD education environment for the next generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative young experts ready for smart maintenance.

The field smart maintenance utilises a holistic approach and integrates the multiple disciplines: engineering, digital science, management and organisational sciences. Each SMARTmain ESR project leans on either the convergence of technologies or the convergence of a technology and organisation. A sound scientific basis that combines state-of-the-art insights from different relevant fields still needs to be developed.

The scientific challenge is to address the transformational process of maintenance to smart maintenance. As suggested by the literature survey, the target procedures, support technologies, human competences or company management and business are still under construction and that the project ambitions to shape them for the future. Innovative solutions are expected to come out.

We propose:

1) new maintenance procedures adapted to both workers with advanced technologies and/or digital technologies and the new manufacturing paradigm change

2) design and assessment methods to exploit the added-value of the new solutions in a global optimisation.

Innovative aspects on the methodological level have been supplied above and cross-sectorial industry involvement and ESR networking are key elements for supporting the holistic approach expected.

The main and collective output of the research programme is a scientific framework that leads to understanding and further development of smart maintenance. It calls for and contribute to standardisation of technologies and procedures.

 

Participants involved:

  1. INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
  2. CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
  3. UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
  4. SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
  5. LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
  6. BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION UK LTD
  7. CARLSBERG DANMARK AS
  8. CENTRE TECHNIQUE DES INDUSTRIES MECANIQUES
  9. DANFOSS A/S
  10. Den Danske Vedligeholdsforening
  11. GESTAMP HARDTECH AB
  12. TheServiceConcept.com
  13. NedTrain BV
  14. VATTENFALL A/S
  15. VIAMECA ASSOCIATION
  16. Volvo Car Corporation
  17. Volvo Construction Equipment AB
  18. Weijland Technologies B.V.
  19. Stichting World Class Maintenance
  20. Xerox Ltd