The key project “Scientific Automation” (it's OWL-ScAut) – integration of engineering findings in standard automation – aims to develop a scientific automation platform to enable real-time capable operation of technical systems with inherent part-intelligence. Future intelligent technical systems (ITS) will be:
The platform will be developed in cooperation with four pilot applications. The system manufacturers Hüttenhölscher Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG (Verl), IMA Klessmann GmbH timber processing systems (Lübbecke) and Schirmer Maschinen GmbH (Verl) and the kitchen manufacturer Nobilia-Werke J. Stickling GmbH & Co. KG (Verl) are involved in the cooperation. Requirements for the new automation solutions are defined, solutions are developed and tested jointly and validated in operation.
Basic technological and scientific research required for the efa project is carried out in cooperation with the University of Paderborn.