The aim of the PACE project was to propose changes to an existing pipe manufacturing process, by working on building blocks concerning automation, simulation and intelligent supervision.


In the production plant concerned, unexpected events and changes in demand frequently lead on deviations from the production schedule. Management of these changes is sometimes done informally, with production continuing on the deviations and subsequent readjustment of the organization.



• Two proposals for the automation of assembly kit preparation, followed by an analysis project to integrate a Parallel Cable Robot (PCR).
• A demonstrator including a cobot arm offering a 1st building block for assistance in the pipe cladding stage.
• A digital demonstrator for the virtual factory and the development of a production supervision system