“Benefits of intelligent production equipment demonstrated in I-Ramp3” – Presented by Eisse Jan Drewes, AWL-Techniek

“Benefits of intelligent production equipment demonstrated in I-Ramp3” – Presented by Eisse Jan Drewes, AWL-Techniek, at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, Nov 15, 2016, at HighTech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

I-RAMPᶟ – which stands for Intelligent and Reconfigurable Machines for smart Plug& Produce Production – is a European Research project in which AWL has participated with 11 other European partners. The goal of the project was to explore and implement methods that reduce the ramp-up time of new machines after initial installation, critical component exchange and maintenance interactions. In I-RAMPᶟ machine components are connected with UPnP, standard internet XML and SOAP technology and report their availability and capabilities autonomously towards other systems. In the presentation motivation, work packages, demonstrators and results will be presented.

About Eisse Jan Drewes
Eisse Jan Drewes has an educational background in mechanical engineering and business administration. He has been at AWL since 1989 and was involved in a lot of large projects concerning the automation of production equipment. In his current position as R&D Technology Manager he is responsible for knowledge and techniques for arc-welding, resistance welding and robot technologies.

About AWL-Techniek B.V.
AWL is a system integrator supplying automated and robotized welding machines for the  automotive industry and general industry, mainly in the field of joining techniques for metal products. The excellent welding process and flexibility of machine concepts are distinctive in the market and are based on years of knowledge and expertise in mechanical- and electrical engineering, controls and robotics, simulation, R&D and project management.