Perspectives: Automation Strategies
Project Aims to Bolster Model-Based Control
Goal is to automate and reduce maintenance costs while sustaining benefits
Last November, the European Union (EU) Autoprofit project held a workshop near Amsterdam for academia, users and suppliers. The workshop organizers presented the results of the soon-to-be-completed model-predictive-control (MPC) /recovery time objective (RTO)-related project and generated discussions about what further research would be necessary and how this follow-up research could be organized and financed. Prof. Ton Backx, dean of the faculty of electrical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, provided a summary of the workshop at ARC Advisory Group’s European Industry Forum last week in Amsterdam.
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