CTAG presents its latest innovations in Mindtech

Mindtech 2019CTAG’s expert team will be at booth 199B, where live presentations will be given with the latest developments for exoskeletons and cobots. In addition, CTAG will exhibit at Mindtech 2019 some of its most recent projects in the fields of new materials and autonomous driving.

Mintech 2019 is an international event in which the leading companies in the industrial, metallurgical and metal mechanic sectors and in the related technologies will be present. The event, which takes place in Vigo from September 10th to 12th, aims to become the leading trade fair for the Iberian Polo industrial sector.

For more information about Mindtech 2019 please visit https://mindtechvigo.com/

CTAG will participate in the eQUALS Project

eQUALS

eQUALS is funded by the ESMERA European project and will be led by Ledisson AIT, expert company in the implementation of robotic lines. CTAG is a strategic partner for this project. Its Processes and FOF Department will contribute its experience in the implementation of robotized systems with functionalities applied to cars in motion.

This is a new solution for the automated inspection of vehicles at the paint shop. In the first phase of the project, a Proof of Concept will be carried out to design the robotization of the measurement device and demonstrate its potential in a simulated environment.

The project will be based on two approaches:

  • The application of CTAG’s technology for applications in motion, using different sensors.
  • Application of CTAG’s technology to off-line robotic programming through DELMIA, ROBCAD o process simulation.

Unión EuropeaESMERA is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant agreement No 780265

ESMERA

For more information on the project, visit http://www.esmera-project.eu/welcome/

 

CTAG goes a step further in collaborative systems

CTAG, through the CO-GUIDING Project, will perform the risk assessment implementing ISO12100 and will base the risk estimation on rigorous tests in a simulated (almost real) environment. In addition, it will validate the main safety skills adopted as a risk reduction measure, contributing to a safety protocol and a new test method.

CO-GUIDING is a new technical challenge for CTAG. The goal of CO-GUIDING is to improve safety in the assisted guiding of the collaborative door assembly system (CDAS), while an operator handles the complex trajectories and the quality of the finish and the robot handles the weight and accuracy of the door.

The project, which started on July 15, 2019, will last for nine months and will have the technical assistance of the CEA interactive robotics laboratory.

Unión EuropeaCOVR is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant agreement No 779966

For more information about the project please visit http://safearoundrobots.com/

 

CTAG will evaluate the current technology of industrial exoskeletons within the framework of the EUROBENCH project

TestEd, operación con exoesqueletos en el Process Lab 4.0 de CTAGThe EUROBENCH European project will finance TestEd – Benchmark for Benchmarking Industrial Exoskeleton Technology: Testbed and Software routine development for a scenario “Moving in Narrow Space”. This project, led by CTAG’s Processes and FoF Department, proposes the development of a reconfigurable testbed and methodology based on the local and global performance metrics of industrial exoskeletons. We aim to link these metrics with the main stakeholder goals and objectives in order to facilitate seamless and cost-effective implementation of industrial exoskeleton technology.

In short, TestEd aims to reduce the testing time by 30% from the selection phase to the implementation phase of an industrial exoskeleton by designing a testbed and software routines for “Moving in Narrow Spaces”.

Unión Europea“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, via an Open Call issued and executed under Project EUROBENCH (grant agreement No 779963)”

For more information on the project, visit http://eurobench2020.eu/

 

Solidarity event in favour of the Asociación Bicos de Papel

Evento ToolMaker, Asociación Bicos de Papel

CTAG participates today in a solidarity event in favour of the Asociación Bicos de Papel, whose objective is the construction of a park in the pediatric oncology area of the Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital in Vigo. The event will be held in Pazo Los Escudos from 4:00 p.m.

The event, organized by ToolMaker magazine, consists of two parts, a technical conference and a solidarity dinner. It is focused on Industry 4.0 and brings together speakers and experts from the sector. There is an exhibition area in which prominent local companies will show their innovations and technologies in fields such as automation or industrial robotics. CTAG will be represented by the experts in exoskeletons of the Processes and Materials Division, who will show the attendees their latest advances in this field.

You can check the complete programme at https://unparqueparabicosdepapel.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Programa_Jornada_Bicos_30-mayo.pdf

 

CTAG awarded together with PSA in the IV Edition of Innovation and Health Awards

Operario 4.0 realizando una operación con un exoesqueleto en las instalaciones Process Lab 4.0 de CTAG

This award recognises the work of both organisations in the development and implementation of a methodology that allows the validation of exoskeletons as support systems for industrial production line workers.

The Innovation and Health Awards, granted by Mutua Universal, are intended to reward the work of those companies that are highly committed to health promotion and that have carried out innovative projects or actions that represent an improvement in the quality of life and in the health of workers, beyond the compliance with labour risk prevention regulations.

In its fourth edition, one of the Institutional Awards of the Innovation and Health Awards has been given to the collaboration between Groupe PSA and the Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia (CTAG). This recognition highlights the work carried out by these organisations in the development and implementation of the methodology that allows the validation of exoskeletons as support systems for industrial production line workers, which contribute to the preservation of their health and wellbeing by making the company a better and safer space.

Groupe PSA has contributed its experience in the online manufacturing process and ergonomic improvements. For their part, the experts in exoskeletons of CTAG’s Processes and Materials Division have analyzed the adequacy and efficiency in the processes, developing an exoskeleton evaluation methodology that allows to determine which complementary physical assistance device adapts to a specific workplace, establishing if such device helps effectively in the task so that, based on the results, its use is recommended or not in a definitive way.

 

Elecnor Deimos estudia con CTAG su implantación en Galicia

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Imagen de la visita de Elecnor Deimos al CTAG. En el centro, Miguel Belló, CEO de Elecnor Deimos y Luis Moreno, Director General de CTAG, junto con directivos de ambas empresas.

El objetivo es el desarrollo de diferentes sistemas altamente innovadores que contribuyan a la seguridad en las operaciones con drones.

El Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia (CTAG) y la multinacional Elecnor Deimos mantienen conversaciones avanzadas para finalizar el plan de implantación en Galicia que estudia esta compañía especializada en el sector aeroespacial. La última reunión entre los responsables de Elecnor Deimos y CTAG se desarrolló ayer, 11 de septiembre, en la sede de CTAG en Porriño, con objeto de identificar áreas tecnológicas y proyectos de interés común, conforme a sus capacidades y experiencia. Esta reunión consolida la relación entre ambas entidades y el proyecto de Elecnor Deimos en esta Comunidad.

Ambas entidades trabajan conjuntamente en un amplio programa de I+D que han presentado a la Xunta de Galicia, dentro del marco de la UAV Civil Initiative, con objeto de facilitar la integración de los sistemas aéreos no tripulados (drones) en el espacio aéreo no segregado civil, proponiendo el desarrollo de diferentes sistemas altamente innovadores que contribuyan a la seguridad en las operaciones de los drones. El programa propuesto a la Xunta se ha denominado AINE y lo integra un consorcio liderado por Elecnor Deimos que, además de CTAG, incluye entre otros participantes como un proveedor de comunicaciones de primer nivel, entidades y empresas gallegas como AtlanTTic (Universidad de Vigo) y la empresa Scio.

La reunión en la sede de CTAG estuvo dirigida por Luis Moreno, Director General de CTAG, y Miguel Belló, CEO de Elecnor Deimos. Durante la reunión se profundizó en el conocimiento de las actividades de los laboratorios de electrónica, acústica y vibraciones, seguridad pasiva, materiales y automatización, entre otros, para después analizar e identificar las áreas de interés concreto en diferentes campos: sistemas embarcados y críticos, sistemas de localización GNSS y visión artificial, entre otros, con aplicaciones en los sectores de automoción y aeroespacial.

Sobre CTAG

CTAG es una entidad creada para ofrecer soluciones tecnológicas avanzadas al sector del automóvil, apoyando a las industrias del sector en su modernización y adaptación a las nuevas tecnologías en sus productos y procesos de fabricación y que tiene a su vez la vocación de aportar su experiencia, know-how y medios a otros sectores de actividad y proyectos de innovación en Galicia.

Sobre Elecnor Deimos

Elecnor Deimos es la empresa tecnológica del Grupo Elecnor, multinacional en el sector de las infraestructuras y energía con más de 13.000 empleados y presencia en 53 países. En Galicia, el Grupo Elecnor tiene una amplia presencia; en 1997 instaló el primer parque eólico comercial en Malpica, que ha sido recientemente inaugurado por el presidente de la Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, con una repotenciación de 70 a 7 aerogeneradores, proporcionando actualmente el doble de potencia, y en Faro Farelo se construyó el que fue en su día el complejo eólico más grande de Europa. Por su parte, Elecnor Deimos está especializada en el sector aeroespacial, donde ha fabricado y puesto en órbita 2 satélites de observación de la tierra y ha participado en más de un centenar de misiones espaciales con las primeras agencias del mundo. También dispone de amplia actividad en los sectores aeronáutico, marítimo y TIC. En el campo de los UAVs está desarrollando un avión no tripulado denominado D80 TITAN, de 80 kg de peso y autonomía de 10 horas con aplicaciones en diferentes sectores como la seguridad, vigilancia marítima, monitorización de infraestructuras, agricultura de precisión o gestión forestal, entre otros.

Sobre La Civil UAVs Initiative

La Civil UAVs Initiative es un programa lanzado por la Xunta de Galicia para la utilización de sistemas aéreos no tripulados (UAVs en las siglas en inglés) en el ámbito civil para la mejora de la prestación de servicios públicos. Esta iniciativa se enmarca dentro de una política de promoción y atracción de actividades de alto valor añadido hacia Galicia y tiene su epicentro en el aeródromo de Rozas en Lugo.

CTAG collaborates on the development of standards for exoskeletons and other wearables

CTAG’s team serves as a bridge between industrial OEMs and exoskeleton manufacturers with the aim of improving the next generation of devices. It covers different areas, from analysis, validation and verification, to implementation at client sites and product improvement.

In addition, it contributes to the development of benchmarking and standardization. CTAG is part of the ASTM Committee F48 on Exoskeletons and Exosuits, a voluntary standard development initiative for devices such as exoskeletons and exosuits.

F48 has defined a series of technical subcommittees to develop standards in the areas of safety, quality, performance, ergonomics and terminology for systems and components.

CTAG will be involved in the following specific areas:

  • WK62649 Collaboration New Standard | Labeling and Information for Exoskeletons and Exosuits
  • WK60882 Collaboration New Standard | Exoskeletons and Exosuits

The F48 standards will be published in the ASTM Annual Book of Standards, Volume 15.08.

For more information about this project please visit https://www.astm.org/COMMITTEE/F48.htm

 

 

CTAG visits Israel’s start-up ecosystem

Visita a la cápsula TAU de la Universidad de Tel Aviv

Representatives of CTAG visit Israel these days to deepen their knowledge of the Israeli innovation ecosystem, which has led this country to be known as the “Start-Up Nation”.

Several meetings are planned, including the one that will take place with Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), a global centre of reference for new technologies. CTAG will also visit the Smart City Transportation Lab, in which Mobileye (leading provider of software for advanced driver assistance systems) and MIT REAP (business acceleration programme linked to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) are represented, and will meet the Israeli agency for H2020 projects (EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation).

CTAG travels to Israel accompanied by IGAPE, which supports this trip through the Galicia Exporta Organismos Intermedios aid. The Spanish Embassy in Israel will also collaborate hosting some of the meetings.

This visit is the continuation of another expedition promoted by the Xunta de Galicia in February 2018 in which CTAG took part together with different Galician organisations and companies from various sectors.

The objective of this mission is to establish new commercial and institutional relationships in one of the most powerful innovation centres in the world, which will allow us to identify new opportunities for the Galician automotive industry linked to the mobility of the future, autonomous driving and Industry 4.0.

Proxecto cofinanciado polo Igape, Xunta de Galicia e o Fondo Europeo d eDesenvolvemento Rexional do programa operativo 2014-2020

CTAG welcomes the presentation of the ITV report 2017

Presentación de exoesqueletos en las instalaciones de CTAG

Photograph of the Xunta de Galicia press release
The event, organized by SyC –Applus+, concessionaire of the service in Galicia, served to share the results of the nearly one and a half million inspections that were carried out in Galicia last year.

In addition, the event served to present some of the technological solutions on which CTAG is working, such as exoskeletons and wearables.

This presentation was attended by the General Director of Enerxía e Minas of the Xunta de Galicia, Ángel Bernardo Tahoces; the Territorial Delegate of the Xunta de Galicia in Pontevedra, José Manuel Cores; the Vice President of Human Resources of Applus+, José Delfín Pérez; CTAG’s General Director, Luis Moreno; and the Deputy General Director of SyC-Applus, Alberto Zalvide.