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Ambient Intelligence Technology for Systemic Innovation in Manufacturing SME's

Project Co-ordinator:
Uwe Kirchhoff
ATB Institute for Applied Systems
Technology Bremen
Tel: +49 421 220920
Fax: +49 421 2209210

Partners: ATB(DE), Brüggen(DE), CARSA(ES), DERI(IE), OAS(DE), ProDV(DE), Sidheán(IE), Softrónica(ES), Telefónica(ES), TNS(PL), TRIMEK(ES)

Oct 2005 - Sept 2008

Business Case 3

TRIMEK is a Spanish SME manufacturer and vendor of 3D measurement equipment. During the last years, TRIMEK has opened a gap in the Spanish dimensional measurement cluster. TRIMEK designs and assembles four different types of Measurement Machines (Bridge Type Systems, Arm Type Systems, Gantry Systems, and Vulkan Systems) that can be adapted to specific requirements. Apart from CMMs, TRIMEK provides the following services to their customers:

From Quality, Costs, and Schedule point of view, TRIMEK's objectives consist mainly in the following:

Focusing on human operators, TRIMEK's key objectives can be summarised as follows:

With these objectives in mind, the overall strategic objective is to provide more efficient maintenance and metrological services to their customers as well as to optimise the usage of resources and efforts. This requires structured information and documentation channels enabling HO to have an optimal access to "relevant" knowledge and documentation as well as real-time support from other technicians.

Therefore TRIMEK analysed its overall maintenance process, serving for the identification of potential maintenance service improvements as well as AmI features, promising both human centric interaction as well as facilitating the realisation of an integrated knowledge structure.

Basically, the AmI features should address the TRIMEK necessity of having in real-time, all relevant information anytime, anywhere, and considering three channels of communication: HO-HO, HO-Machine, and Machine-Machine communication.

The envisaged AmI system with its different AmI features shall enable to eliminate identified weak points and specifically support the concerned human operators in the execution of their tasks in the business process.