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Industry 4.0 Boosting Reliability in Particle Accelerators

Oct 18, 2022, 10:30 AM
Oral Reliability in Harsh Environments Reliability in Harsh Environments




The fourth industrial revolution, the current trend of automation and data interconnection in industrial technologies, is becoming an essential tool to boost maintenance and availability for space applications, warehouse logistics, particle accelerators and for harsh environments in general. The main pillars of Industry 4.0 are Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless Sensors, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Robotics, and we are finding more and more way to interconnect existing processes using technology as a connector between machines, operations, equipment and people. Facility maintenance is becoming more streamlined with earlier notifications, simplifying the control and monitor of the operations. Core to success and future growth in this field is the use of robots to perform complex tasks, particularly repetitive, unplanned or dangerous, which humans either prefer to avoid or are unable to carry out due to hazards, size constraints, or the extreme environments in which they take place. In this presentation, the status of the Industry’s 4.0 IoT and robotic activities performed at CERN by the BE-CEM group, is presented
Several robotics and AI solutions have been applied in the past years at CERN, as well as custom made robotic devices. New ideas and solution could arrive in the near future to increase the safety of CERN personnel. The current and future research and development in robotics done at CERN are described, as well as the results from the commissioning of various novel robotic controls, and how this knowledge is being culminated in a set of best practises to improve machines availability.

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