POPJIM – Adaptive manufacturing
Plug and Produce Joint Interface Modules
PoPJIM is a four year collaboarative project under FP7's PPP initiative - Factory of the Future NMP 2010-1 Plug and Produce for Adaptive Control
PoPJIM advances two key innovativeconcepts that will bring radical changes in machine tools design and use namely:
Joint Interface Module (JIM) as a self-optimising mechatronic element that controls the dynamic behaviour of a machine-tool during its interaction with the cutting process
Distributed Wireless Configuration and which allows for plug and produce capability and Control Network (DWCN) decentralised control of JIMs through a wireless communication network. The DWCN is responsible for configuration and communication among the modules and network components to enable plug and produce capabilities.
The Project Consortium consists of four SME's, one Large machine tool builder and three research institutes.
For more information on the project, please see the project website: