Successful end of the IMPROVE project

After three years of intense research and lively and inspiring collaboration, the IMPROVE project came to an end in August 2018. Coordinated by Oliver Niggemann and his team at Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, the 13 partners from industry and research successfully developed new solutions towards the factory of the future.

On behalf of the whole consortium, four Work Package leaders explain in their own words what has been achieved in the project:

Simulation and Optimization

Prof. Cesare Fantuzzi of the University of Reggio Emilia explains how the combined IMPROVE tool has been developed and which advantages it brings.

Condition Monitoring

Alexander von Birgelen from the coordinating team at Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, talks about self-learning algorithms that enable a data-driven condition monitoring approach and how it works.

Alarm Management

Marta Fullen from Fraunhofer IOSB INA in Lemgo, who was coordinating the work on the IMPROVE alarm management solution, points out the different aspects that were combined in the project and how the approach helps operators in dealing with alarm floods.

Quality Prediction

Prof. Birgit Vogel-Heuser from TU Munich explains the IMPROVE decision support system for quality prediction and monitoring. She gives insights into how the app works and visualises cause and effect relations and how the tool facilitates the work of machine operators.