Upgrading Egyptian Manufacturing from Embedded Systems to Cyber-physical Systems

EG-KTAs: Egypt Knowledge and Technology Alliances

 Upgrading Egyptian Manufacturing from Embedded Systems to Cyber-physical Systems

(Smart Factory EG-KTA)

 

Introduction:

Manufacturing has witnessed three main industrial revolutions that result in significantly higher productivity and tighter quality control. The first improved efficiency through the use of hyower, the increasing use of steam power and the development of machine tools. The second brought electricity and mass production (assembly lines), and the third and most recent further accelerated automation using electronics and IT. The fourth industrial revolution is already on its way. Industry 4.0 or smart industry is based on new and radically changed processes in manufacturing companies. It represents a number of contemporary automation, data exchange and manufacturing technologies. Data is gathered from suppliers, customers and the company itself and evaluated before being linked up with real production. The latter is increasingly using new technologies such as sensors, 3D printing and next generation robots. This will lead to flexible and adaptive production processes that are fine-tuned, adjusted or set up differently in real-time.

Smart industry connects embedded system production technologies and smart production processes to pave the way to a new technological age which will radically transform industry and production value chains and business models.

 The ultimate goal of this emerging technology is to improve work conditions and to increase productivity, rapidity, precision, repeatability, reliability, flexibility and competitiveness.

 

Objectives:

The main objective of Smart Factory EG- KTA is to create an ecosystem for Industry 4.0 in Egypt in order to improve the productivity and quality in the local manufacturing and to support the migration to the fourth industrial revolution.

The Smart Factory represents a paradigm shift from &ldquocentralized&rdquo to &ldquodecentralized&rdquo production - made possible by technological advances, which constitute a reversal of conventional production process logic. The proposed project is organized around five interrelated work packages (WP) with a number of tasks as. All of these work packages and tasks are vital for the design and development of the proposed ecosystem. The following subsections briefly describe the proposed work packages due to space constraint.

 

The Team

Nile University

Cairo University

Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport

German University in Cairo

National Telecommunication Institute

MENA Robotics

Fab Lab Egypt

Aqua Photon

InnoVision