FAGOR ARRASATE using CREMA to prevent failures in the machines
Forming Machine- Tools are expensive machines that must work for long periods of time. Each stop caused by a failure means an enormous cost, both because the cost of reparations and the cost of the lost production during the stop. Therefore, it is vital having control systems that guarantee to know in advance any problem that the machine can have along its lifetime for taking corrective measures to avoid any stop. Fagor Arrasate takes part in the CREMA PROJECT (Cloud-based Rapid Elastic Manufacturing) funded by the European Union. This project aims to develop computerized tools in the cloud for taking, keeping, monitoring and evaluating a big number of data of the machines and determine corrective strategies in advance, optimizing the production of the companies. It will be possible, for instance, to determine the best moment for carrying out the preventive maintenance processes as well as purchasing the required spare parts All the tasks will be held in real time. When the software resident on the Cloud detects a symptomatic changes in the control values an alarm is triggered to search within the knowledge database how to solve that problem. Using the cloud allows to find collaborative solutions between suppliers, the manufacturer and the end user. The CREMA project has a forecasted term of 3 years and it is budgeted within the UE program “Horizon 2020” of the “Factories of the future”. With Fagor Arrasate there are other partners in the project as Ascora, Goizper and the Research & Development Ikerlan.