Navantia, the Aimen center and the firms Intaf and Electrorayma will develop 4.0 technologies for local factories
The F4ST project has a budget of €10 million
Navantia has joined the Aimen technology center and the companies of the region Intaf and Electrorayma in the project called F4ST for the development of 4.0 technologies for the factories of the Ferrol’s estuary. According to the participants in this initiative, the objective of this action, which will be developed until 2022, is to «work on a new modular, reconfigurable and flexible shipyard 4.0 concept that will focus on the manufacture of complex naval components».
Specifically, they add that «F4ST seeks to improve the response capacity in different production lines by integrating reconfigurable manufacturing cells that will facilitate an improvement in the management and optimization of production». The investigations will thus be directed at two areas covering more than 60 % of the productive activity of the two yards in the estuary: the sub-block manufacturing line and the offshore wind component production line.
The four participants will develop technologies that involve a greater degree of automation and robotization of work, maximizing the digitization of processes and generalizing the implementation of digital twins.
Source: La Voz de Galicia