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Advanced Manufacturing Digital Innovation Hub PAŽANGIOS GAMYBOS TECHNOLOGIJŲ CENTRAS

Contact Data

Coordinator

The Engineering Industries Association of Lithuania LINPRA

Year Established

2007

Location

Savanorių pr. 176, C - 803, LT-03154, Vilnius (Lithuania)

Website

http://dih.linpra.lt/

Social Media

Contact information

Audrius Jasėnas
audrius.jasenas@intechcentras.lt
+370 620 71450

Description

Description

The one-stop-shop center provides business enterprises with up-to-date information, expert assistance and access to technology for testing digital innovations. It also helps to carry out and conduct experiments with products, processes or business models.

The Hub seeks significant changes in the field of digitizing industry in Lithuanian companies, thus increasing their competitiveness and added value.

  • Access to the centers of competences
  • The heart of the innovation ecosystem
  • Mediation services
  • Aid for funding
  • Education, training and consulting services

MISSION: By integration of Lithuanian ecosystem participants, in usege of digital technologies, to increase the competitiveness of Lithuanian enterprises. SCOPE OF SERVISES: DIH consulting services: • Search for innovations; • Establishing the company's digital level and providing recommendations; • Preparation of company's digital strategic plans and necessary investments; • Training and consulting in the field of digitization and innovative technologies; • Mediation between science and business and business and business; • Studies. FieldLab Contracted Services: • Practical Digitization; • Technology design / installation services; • Demonstration, testing, production of prototype small quantities, including 3D printing methods; • Testing of new functional materials for the engineering industry; • Identification and harmonization of related and interactive activities; • Collection and processing of data for statistical analysis of characteristics; • Quality control of products, validation of produced batches, characterization; • Safety tests and assessment of environmental and health impacts; • the preparation of the technical documentation required for CE marking under the Machinery Directive; • Finance attraction service / EU project preparation and initiation.

MISIJA: Sutelkiant Lietuvos ekosistemos dalyvius, skaitmeninėmis technologijomis, padidinti Lietuvos įmonių konkurencingumą PASLAUGOS: DIH konsultacinės paslaugos: • Inovacijų paieška; • Įmonės skaitmeninio lygio nustatymas ir rekomendacijų teikimas; • Įmonės skaitmeninio strateginių planų ir reikalingų investicijų parengimas; • Mokymai ir konsultacijos skaitmeninimo ir inovatyvių technologijų srityse; • Tarpininkavimas tarp mokslo ir verslo bei verslo ir verslo; • Studijos ir tyrimai. FieldLab kontraktuojamos paslaugos: • Skaitmeninimo praktiniai sprendimai įmonėms; • Technologijų projektavimo / diegimo paslaugos; • Eksperimentavimas, bandymai, prototipų mažų kiekių gamyba, įskaitant pridėtinės gamybos metodus; • Naujų funkcinių medžiagų inžinerinei pramonei testavimas; • Susijusių ir sąveikaujančių veiklų visumos nustatymas ir suderinimas; • Charakteristikų statistinės analizės duomenų kaupimas ir apdorojimas; • Gaminių kokybės patikrinimas, pagamintų partijų validavimas (validation), charakterizavimas; • Saugumo testai ir poveikio aplinkai ir sveikatai įvertinimas; • techninės dokumentacijos reikalingos CE ženklinimui pagal Mašinų direktyvą parengimas; • Finansų pritraukimo paslauga / ES projektų rengimas ir iniciavimas.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

Anvanced manufacturing Digital Innovation HUB is a member of informal cluster of Lithuanian HUBs, which also includes Laser Digital Innovation HUB (LASERDIH), LRA Digital Innovation HUB (Lithuanian Robotics Association) etc. 

The activities of the hub are well aligned with the Lithuanian national initiative for digitising industry, Pramonė 4.0.

This HUB is a participant in the international project Smart Factories in the New EU Member States, and also a member of the Lithuanian Industry 4.0 National Platform (http://www.industrie40.lt/platform/).

We are also partners in several EU fund applications together with such partners as Fraunhofer and Civitta.

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Electricity, gas and water supply
  • Education
  • Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
  • Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment

TRL Focus

  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration
  • TRL9 - Actual system proven through successful mission operations

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Pre-competitive series production
  • Commercial infrastructure
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Education and skills development
  • Other

Service Examples

Industrie 4.0 training and audits, consultations, roadmap for digital transformation

InTechCentras is the official representative of the German Innovation Center Industry 4.0 (Germany Innovation Center for Industry 4.0) in Lithuania. We provide a three-level training course at the end of which is considered to be the final exam assessment and the Industry 4.0 Driver License.

WHY IT IS USEFULL: 

During the course you will systematically understand digitization processes;
Get acquainted with specific accesses for your business;
You will learn about the already implemented industry 4.0 projects;
Participate in intensive exchanges with other course participants and lecturers;
You will take part in interactive workshops;

Participants: Altas komercinis Autotraspotas, Vakarų laivų gamykla, SKF, Vilnius Gediminas Techncal University, Vilnika, Kitron, BCT, Novameta 

More details: http://intechcentras.lt/?lang=en

Development and integration of an Automated Equipment Performance Tracking System

Main problem

When considering Industry 4.0 development, companies are often limited to the perception that it is enough to invest in new machines and technologies. However, this represents only 10 % of the company's total change in digitization, and the biggest challenge is the integrity of the existing and newly acquired equipment, combined with existing production management ERP systems and the know-how of genuine capabilities and free resources. When companies purchase state-of-the-art CNC machines, they must not blindly rely on manufacturer's performance calculations, companies themselves must be able to check whether the data presented is in line with reality. Lithuanian industry has encountered an unpleasant situation when the purchased CNC machines automatically generated parameters of equipment performance were far from reality, so they started looking for solutions to solve the problem.

 

Solution

Advanced Manufacturing Digital Innovation HUB companies joined a consortium to create a service to solve this problem. Initially, there were two companies that were able to create an electronic device that could be connected to any manufacturing facility. The gadget was then made visually appealing, with integrated TouchScreen management feature and data analysis on the Cloud platform. Subsequently, a consultancy company joined the team that analysed the data and provided recommendations for companies to identify and use available spare capacities.

 

This system has the following features:

• Fewer manual calculations for employees;

• Minute precision in real time;

• Elimination of Human Factor Errors;

• Avoiding misuse.

 

Applicability

Lithuanian companies such as LESTA, CMG, Raguvos baldai, Lironta started using this system.

The company worked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Its decision was to buy a new device that would create new spare capacity. The device costs 200.000 Eur. By applying this automated equipment performance monitoring system, up to 35 % of the available capacity was found, and the company saved 200,000 Euros, which were already approved for the purchase of new equipment.

More details: http://intechcentras.lt/?lang=en

Energy data collection and monitoring

Main problem

Companies with energy-intensive equipment are subject to high energy costs. The possibilities of reducing these costs are sought through a variety of different types of measuring instruments. The problem is that each modified parameter or indicator can affect the change in the next parameter. This way, a company may be even more likely to suffer further losses. As a result, part of corporate decision-making in general tries to rely on intuition and random guesses because it does not have an integrated analytical system.

 

Solution

The Advanced Manufacturing Digital Innovation HUB, which involves several different engineering companies, has developed the Analytical Energy Efficiency Monitoring System, which has been introduced to Lithuanian companies. This system has:

• Monitoring of production costs and production data;

• Data collection and mapping, effectiveness evaluation;

• Integration of other systems (Siemens, Schneider, ABB etc.).

 

Applicability

Using the system, the Lithuanian company Nordic Sugar has made the following actions:

• Integrated 15 energetically sensitive objects;

• Data is collected from electricity, water, gas accounting systems, network analyzers, frequency converters, temperature, humidity sensors, weighing scales;

• Integration of existing systems has reduced investments into data collection equipment;

• Integrated information systems of different manufacturers have been able to provide real-time data on how much energy resources are used to produce one ton of product.

More details: http://intechcentras.lt/?lang=en

Organization

Organizational form

Networked organization, without formal structure

Turnover

250.000-500.000

Number of employees

1-9

Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope

National

Funding

  • Horizon 2020
  • European Social Fund
  • COSME
  • National basic research funding
  • Private funding
  • Partner resources
  • Memberships

Partners

Alytaus profesinio rengimo centras (APRC)

Partner Type

Educational institute

Website

http://www.aprc.lt/


Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas (VGTU)

Partner Type

Educational institute

Website

https://www.vgtu.lt/index.php?lang=2


Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Partner Type

Educational institute

Website

https://www.vgtu.lt/index.php?lang=2


Kauno technikos kolegija

Partner Type

Educational institute

Website

http://www.ktk.lt/home-en


BOD Group

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://bod.lt/en/


LitCapital

Partner Type

Private investor, institute

Website

http://www.litcapital.lt/EN/


Klaipėdos universitetas

Partner Type

Educational institute

Website

https://www.ku.lt/en/


Vilnius City Municipality

Partner Type

Regional government

Website

https://vilnius.lt/en/


Kauno technikos profesinio mokymo centras

Partner Type

Educational institute

Website

http://kautech.lt/?lang=en


Kaunas University of Technology

Partner Type

Educational institute

Website

https://en.ktu.edu/


Ministry of Economy

Partner Type

National government

Website

http://ukmin.lrv.lt/en/


Retal Lithuania

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.retalgroup.com/contacts-companies/retal-lithuania/


Orion Global PET

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://ogp.lt/


Vilniaus Jeruzalės darbo rinkos mokymo centras

Partner Type

Educational institute

Website

http://www.vjdrmc.lt/apie-mus-2/


Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology

Partner Type

National government

Website

http://mita.lrv.lt/en/


Tallinn University (TLU)

Partner Type

Educational institute

Website

https://www.tlu.ee/en


Vakarų laivų gamykla

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.wsy.lt/en/


Public Institution Lithuanian Business Support Agency (LBSA)

Partner Type

Economic development agency

Website

http://lvpa.lt/en


European Social Fund Agency

Partner Type

Economic development agency

Website

https://www.esf.lt/en/


Šiaulių universitetas

Partner Type

Educational institute

Website

http://www.su.lt/index.php?lang=en


Visagino technologijos ir verslo profesinio mokymo centras

Partner Type

Educational institute

Website

http://www.vpm.lt/


Lithuanian Plastics Cluster

Partner Type

Networked, cluster organization

Website

http://plasticscluster.com/


Invega

Partner Type

Incubator/accelerator

Website

http://invega.lt/en/


Baltec CNC Technologies

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.baltec-cnc.com/en/


Arginta

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.arginta.lt/en/arginta-engineering-en/


Progresive Bussiness Solutions

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.pbs.lt/?lang=en


Terekas

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.terekas.com/blowmoulders


Aedilis

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://cloudindustries.eu/


3D Pro

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://3dpro.lt/


Baltled

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://baltled.lt/

Technological competences

  • Sensors, actuators, MEMS, NEMS, RF
  • Photonics, electronic and optical functional materials
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
  • Data mining, big data, database management
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Software as a service and service architectures
  • Cloud computing
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
  • Laser based manufacturing
  • ICT management, logistics and business systems
Last updated: 03/09/18 11:40