Application partners:inside: Weitzer Woodsolutions & Joanneum Research
Focus: Quality assurance
Initial situation: The production of stairs is usually based on rough dimensional specifications, and adjustment to the natural dimensions only takes place on site. A proof of concept for recording the natural dimensions already before production is available, but an economic application is not yet possible, mainly due to the high resource requirements.
Objective: Networked data chains in staircase production
AI-based collection of natural measurements on site with a handheld device
Efficient (broadband) data communication from the construction site to data evaluation and production
Methods for autonomous data processing are used in product planning
Focus: Planning and control, quality assurance, traceability
Initial situation: A variable natural raw material and the complexity of manufacturing make it difficult to set manufacturing processes. Data is collected at various points, but cannot be adequately used to guide the process.
Objective: Optimized model-based process control and quality prediction
Collection of additional data in production and from suppliers and integrated use of this data or transfer to customers
Dashboards help plant operators make process control decisions
Materials and products are tracked throughout the value chain and a carbon footprint is assigned to products
Material properties that cannot be measured non-destructively are determined on the basis of measurable properties