Detailed simulations alone are not sufficient to create an effective process control: in order to obtain really accurate prediction models of the production process running in real-time, ROMs must be fed also with offline real data coming from the plant.
Real-time simulation is a key component in Zero-Defect Manufacturing (ZDM), the new approach towards total quality management. Because quality is not just a matter of detecting non-compliant products, but reducing also their amount.
The extrusion of profiles is, for many reasons, a complex process: overcoming this complexity would result in a remarkable advancement in the manufacturing process. STREAM-0D project is tackling this challenge by implementing technologies able to monitor and control different aspects of the process. Standard Profil, one of STREAM-0D end-users, provides an insight on this subject.