This project presents itself as a disruptive innovation at the level of RARI as an organization and of the respective marketing processes with influence in the areas of the Marketing Mix. The commercial activity of RARI faces certain challenges in the scope of internationalization, which stem mainly from the fact that it is an organizational structure oriented towards international projects.
The INDTECH 4.0 project – New technologies for intelligent manufacturing (hereinafter referred to as INDTECH 4.0) aims at the design and development of innovative technologies for Industry 4.0/Factories of the Future (FoF), using the mobilisation of multiple business partners and research centres, as well as the leadership of a automotive assembly unit (Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)) – Peugeot Citröen, S.A. (hereinafter referred to as PSA Mangualde) – as reference field for experimentation, demonstration, and technological validation.
FORKLIFTAGV provides for the exploration of disruptive areas of scientific and technological knowledge, with a view to the development of an autonomous, sustainable cargo handling system capable of performing tasks in highly dynamic environments based on radical developments in terms of intelligent robotics, advanced sensing and multimodal perception systems. The objective is to allow the industry to gain performance and increase the sustainability of processes that are fundamental to the production process, in an initial phase aimed at the AUTO segment and, later, for the entire industry.
RARI, leads a consortium that integrates the University of Coimbra, the University of Porto and the companies Globaltronic, 4iTec Lusitânia, NOS Comunicações and NOS Technology in a project co-financed by PORTUGAL 2020.
In the warehouse of the future, it is expected that an intelligent system capable of solving not only the problems of easy reconfiguration of spaces, but also the capacity of sensing people and raw materials in order to guarantee that the processes are being carried out in accordance with the specified and additionally, providing information in real time for the management of the performance of the same and the quantities of raw material available at each moment, ensuring its availability when necessary. However, a warehouse of the future is not governed by current rules and its reach must overcome the physical barrier of the facilities, allowing the geolocation of materials and components inside and outside the facilities.
This project with several strands, aims to have warehouses provided with an automatic movement system, create solutions for the computing and communication infrastructure within the smart factory, where Picking and kitting seek the paths for automation and movement of loads, minimizing human intervention, while also seeking to optimize the state of material stabilization.