ProjectSAPPA - Service Architecture for Product and Production Availability

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SAPPA - Service Architecture for Product and Production Availability

The aim of the SAPPA project is to develop, test and demonstrate an innovative cloud-based predictive and preventive maintenance system, improving availability of products and production systems, with a focus on heavy industry applications. The approach is to proactively detect deviations in behavior of products, compared to a simulation model continuously updated with real-time data captured from products in operation, using telematic services and cloud-based analytics. The concept enables the supplier to climb the value chain, compared to traditional hardware-only product offerings, taking greater responsibility for the customers’ productivity. This alters the business roles between suppliers and customers through risk and profit sharing schemes, promoting sustainability through economic incentives. A demonstrator prototype system will be developed for an availability-critical pilot application, consisting of a process industrial production system powered by hydraulic motors. As an additional benefit, the operational data collected from products in use creates a valuable information asset supporting knowledge driven product development, whereby next generation products are improved and the time to market for new products is reduced. 

Project participants

  • Alkit Communications AB
  • Bosch Rexroth Mellansel AB
  • LKAB
  • Umeå University
  • Högskolan Väst
  • SICS Swedish ICT