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Funded under: POR-CreO

Sviluppo di una linea intelligente per il converting della carta tissue: le tecnologie ICT al servizio dell'Advanced Automation

From 2017-12-17 duration 24 months


Tissue converting lines represent one of the key plant in the paper production field: with them, paper tissue is converted into its final form for domestic and sanitary usage. One of the key points of the tissue converting lines is the productivity and the possibility to following conversion process at relativity low cost.

Despite the actual lines have yet an high productivity, the study of the state of the art has shown that choke points still exits, caused by inadequate automation. IRIDE aims at removing such obstacle towards the complete automation, by introducing a set of innovation based on ICT solutions applied to the advanced automation.
In detail, advanced computer vision and video analytics method will be applied to pervasively monitor converting lines and to automatically extract process information in order to self-regulate machine and global parameters. Big data analysis methodologies will be also integrated to obtain new knowledge and infer optimal management models which could be used for the predictive maintenance.

Augmented reality interfaces will be designed and developed to support converting line monitoring and maintenance, both ordinary and extraordinary. An Artificial Intelligence module will provide suggestion and and instruction to the operators in order to guarantee production level even in case of unskilled staff.
Thanks to the new sensor equipment, advanced automation aspects will be linked with tissue drawing-in and production line cleaning. The automation of such processes will improve factory safety, decrease manual interventions and, thus, will increase production line uptime and efficiency.

Project implementation period: 2017-2020
Project total budget: € 4.240.249,62
Budget of ISTI-CNR: € 439.725,62
Financial support received by ISTI-CNR: € 219.862,91