The I-MECH project aims to design and implement a widely applicable, modular, open motion control platform and related smart components. The platform is intended for motion control of high-performance smart mechatronic systems. An important goal is to bridge the gap between the latest research results and best industrial practice in motion control. 31 consortium partners (see www.i-mech.eu
), funded by the European Commission, are working together to achieve these goals.
An initial set of 11 building blocks will be developed for the I-MECH platform. These building blocks will focus on smart programmable sensors and actuators, wireless sensors, high performance servo drives, high speed vision, multivariable and self-learning control, self-commissioning, auto-tuning of control loops, condition monitoring and multi/many core computing for motion control. The I-MECH project also aims to develop a Model-Based (Systems) Engineering methodology for the I-MECH platform.
Your input will enable us to develop a motion control platform that can solve the challenging motion control problems of the European manufacturing industry. We are in particular interested in your expectations about model based (systems) engineering and its value. We would appreciate your feedback on the following 10 questions.