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Profactor GmbH

 Contact data
Streetim Stadtgut A2 
ZIP, City, Region 4407 - Steyr-Gleink (Upper Austria) 
Phone++43 7252 885 114 
Fax++43 7252 885101 
EmailSend Email
Webwww.profactor.at 
 Contact person

Mag. Dieter Brandecker (Funding Management)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 51-250  number of researches: 60
 Competencies

 Central aim of organisation
Research for Production Processes and Technology

 Briefly describe your organisation
Profactor is a non-university, privately owned research organisation. Profactor performs research in the following areas: machine vision, robotics, adaptive systems, simulation, machining, functional surfaces and energy systems, discrete event simulation, technical logistics, production planning & control, advanced planning & scheduling (APS), manufacturing execution systems (MES), transport logistics, vehicle routing problems

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
   - Video Processing     
   - Pattern Processing     
- Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics     
   - Automation     
   - Robotics     
   - Man-Machine Interaction     
   - Artificial Intelligence     
- Micro- and Nanoelectronics, Embedded Systems     
   - Embedded Systems and Real-time Systems     
- Photonics and Quantum Technologies     
   - Optical Systems     

 ICT keywords
machine vision, machine learning, texture analysis, object recognition, object localisation, discrete simulation, distributed control, adaptive systems, photonics, Simulation based design & optimisation, discrete event simulation, technical logistics, production planning & control, advanced planning & scheduling (APS), dispatching, manufacturing execution systems (MES), optimisation, metaheuristics, vehicle routing problems, pickup and delivery, transport logistics
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
EU Framework Programme (FP)
EUREKA
Other international co-operative research

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Non-cooperative Projects (Single projects)        
Cooperative Projects

 RTD Experience
Main topics include:
machine vision: adaptive and trainable systems for quality control. Interpretation of video data of automatic and semi-automatic production processes.
robotics: 3D object localisation and recognition, medical robotics
embedded system: distributed control, multi-agent systems
mechatronic systems: adaptive control for noise and vibration reduction
simulation: simulation of discrete production processes, modelling and optimisation of logistics systems; development of simulation based advanced planning & scheduling systems, solving vehicle routing problems taking into account real-world constraints
photonics: nano-imprint lithogrpahy for photonic devices

 Publications
C. Eitzinger, W. Heidl, J. E. Smith, E. Lughofer, S. Raiser, D. Sannen,
Assessment of the Influence of Adaptive Components in Trainable Surface Inspection Systems, submitted to Machine Vision and Applications Journal, to be pblished

S. Thumfart, W. Heidl, J. Scharinger, C. Eitzinger,
A Quantitative Evaluation of Texture Feature Robustness and Interpolation Behaviour,
In: X. Jiang and N. Petkov (Eds.): CAIP 2009, LNCS vol. 5702, pp. 1154-1161. Springer, Heidelberg 2009

J. E. Smith, M. A. Tahir, P. Caleb-Solly, E. Lughofer, C. Eitzinger, D. Sannen and M. Nuttin,
Human-Machine Interaction Issues in Quality Control Based on On-Line Image Classification,
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, to be published

C. Eitzinger,Nonsmooth Training of Fuzzy Neural Networks, Soft Computing 8, pp. 443-448, 2004

C. Eitzinger, H.Plach,A New Approach to Perceptron Training, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 216-221, Jan. 2003

[SchmidDoerner..06] Schmid Verena, Doerner Karl F., Hartl Richard F., Savelsbergh Martin W. P., Stoecher Wolfgang: Hybridization of exact methods and metaheuristics for solving full truck load problems for ready-mixed concrete; Book of Abstracts, IDWL 2006 - International Workshop on Distribution Logistics, 2-4 October 2006, Brescia, Italy; [http://fausto.eco.unibs.it/~iwdl2006/]

[LöscherMusic..07] Löscher Thomas, Music Gasper, Breitenecker Felix: Optimisation of Scheduling Problems Based on Timed Petri nets; Vortrag: EUROSIM2007 - 6th EUROSIM Congress, Ljubljana; 09.09.2007 - 13.09.2007; in: Proc. EUROSIM 2007 - 6th EUROSIM Congress on Modeling and Simulation, B. Zupancic, R. Karba, S. Blazic (Hrg.); (2007), ISBN: 978-3-901608-32-2; 11 S.

[BehamKofler..10] Beham Andreas, Kofler Monika, Wagner Stefan, Affenzeller Michael, Heiß Helga, Vorderwinkler Markus: Enhanced Priority Rule Synthesis With Waiting Conditions; Tagungsband des EMSS‘10 – 22nd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium; Fes, Marokko, 13.-15. Oktober 2010, S.65-70.

[KaiserVorderwinkler..10] Kaiser Simon, Vorderwinkler Markus, Steringer Robert: Simulationsgestützte Entscheidungsunterstützung für den operativen Anlagenbetrieb; Tagungsband des ISM‘10 – Industrielles Symposium Mechatronik, Clusterland OÖ GmbH (Hrsg.); Linz, Österreich, 18. November 2010.

[AnkerlHämmerle 09] Ankerl Martin and Hämmerle Alexander: Applying Ant Colony Optimisation to Dynamic Pickup and Delivery. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5717/2009, 721-728.

 Inserted / Updated
2009-07-28 / 2012-03-30