Cluster of general machinering companies

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CGMC through the Cluster has long supported the innovation and growth of competitiveness of enterprises of engineering and related disciplines , through implementation of technological and process innovation , systematic training ,  development of cooperation with research and development institutions and strengthening interdisciplinary ties competent to engineering.

CGMC for members of the cluster creates information base of technical and information background, which provides favorable conditions for business development and innovation activities coordinated network of participating companies. To achieve its objectives, provides CGMC for the members joint projects and individual services for individual members of the cluster following three basic activities:

  1. Providing development infrastructure – CGMC ‘s 7 shared service centers, equipped with specialized manufacturing, development and testing machines/facilities that currently provide development services not only for members of the cluster, but also for other engineering companies. These services and facilitating the cooperation of experts from the partner universities to solve specific innovation projects cluster members .
  2. Collective research and development – CGMC implemented in cooperation with partner universities and R&D partners, joint industrial research projects.
  3. Consultancy in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation – CGMC acts as an intermediary between academia and business. Based on the long-term cluster cooperation has detailed knowledge of both the needs of engineering companies and the possibilities of partner universities and other supporting organizations . This knowledge is applied in mediating the cooperation of experts and specialists in joint cluster and individual Member innovative projects.

The main outputs of the current activities of the Cluster of general machinering:

  1. Know-how of the cluster – a set of technical solutions of innovation products and technologies in the fields of interest of the cluster, ie . especially in engineering technology, automation, equipment for energy measurement. The basic principles implemented innovation strategy cluster are:
    • eficiency of internal resources utilization via systematic and long term CGMC members and partners cooperation.
    • interdsiciplinary approach to delvelopment as a path to inovations of a higher level. Integration of mechanical engineering with metallurgy, plastic industry, electrical engineering and informatics and other correlative fields.
    • cooperation and internationalization with science-research sphere, crucial business and social partners.
  2. Knowledge Base of the cluster – a common set of data, information and knowledges, which serves as a source of current information and innovation incentives
  3. Shared services center – cluster’s expertise centers equipped with specialized manufacturing, development and testing machines/facilities that currently provide development services not only for members of the cluster, but also for other engineering companies. Among the services include facilitating the cooperation of experts from the partner universities to solve specific innovation projects. Recently was expanded existing development infrastructure of the SSC:
  • Measurement and Testing Center – provides services in the field of electrical engineering and metrology.
  • Simulation and Diagnostic Center – provides simulation and modeling real-world automation of manufacturing processes.
  • The Centre for Applied Automation – application components modular automation system.
  • Rehearsal flow meters – provides the development and testing of flow measuring instruments and test equipment for meters.

The project entitled “Rozvoj Klastru obecného strojírenství ” was implemented within OPPI program Cooperation – Clusters II. in the period March 2012 – December 2014. The project was completed.

The project entitled “Klastr obecného strojírenství ” was implemented within OPPI program Cooperation – Clusters I. in the period March 2009 – February 2012. The project was completed.


Projects co-financed from European Union funds – OP PIK 2014 – 2020 – in progress     

Project: Cluster of engineering Collective research IV

The last Cluster´s Collective research project consists of two sub-projects whose common objective is to create conditions for ensuring the competitiveness of Cluster members in terms of the Industry 4.0 concept enabling them to respond flexibly to the growing demand for industrial automation to support production digitization.

The objective of the Sub-project 1 is to research and develop a new principle for the automation of the application of mixtures on vertical surfaces, which will further extend the existing modular automation system of the General Mechanical Engineering Cluster.

The objective of Sub-project 2 to create an IIoT platform for the development, testing and operation of IoT networks for industrial automation through research and development. A common (technology neutral) platform will be created that will enable the integration of member products into a complex production system and integrate the automated production process with other end customer IT systems (industrial automation users). The IIoT platform will make it possible to increase the competitiveness of the modular cluster automation system (and hence the cluster members using it) and allow entry into the new Industry 4.0 market.

Planned completion of the project: June 2021

The project is co-financed from European Union funds, that is under the OPPIK, Cooperation program – Clusters – 5th call.

Project: Cluster of engineering cloud computing centre

The aim of the project is to extend the infrastructure of the existing Cluster of General Engineering data center for the provision of cloud IaaS services. New cloud computing center services will enable the cluster and its members to leverage Industry 4.0 technologies to develop, test and operate automation devices. By integrating IIoT, Big Data and Cloud Computing technologies into new industrial automation solutions, we will significantly increase the competitiveness of our products and support member SMEs in innovative activities targeting the market of industrial automation suppliers for smart factories.

Planned completion of the project: June 2020

The project is co-financed from European Union funds, that is under the OPPIK, Cooperation program – Clusters – 5th call.

Projects co-financed from European Union funds – OP PIK 2014 – 2020 – completed     

Project: Innovation of automation of control processes

As part of the project, the existing production and technological capacities of the company were modernized and expanded, with the acquisition of CNC machine tools and digital-optical measuring equipment. The output is a modern CNC workplace for the production of machined components for innovative automation equipment.

The project was successfully completed in June 2018.

The project was co-financed from European Union funds, that is under the OPPIK, Innovation program – 3rd call.

Project: Cluster of engineering Collective research

The aim of the project was research and development of automation elements and technologies as a part of modular automation system. Collective research was primarily focused on the automation of production processes in selected branches of the manufacturing industry. The output of the project are studies of technical solutions of process automation for mechanical engineering (micro-assembly), printing industry and other fields with demands on laboratory environment.

The project was successfully completed in December 2018

The project was co-financed from European Union funds, that is under the OPPIK, Cooperation program – Clusters – 1st call.

Project: Cluster of engineering Collective research II.

The aim of the project was automation in the field of handling processes using modern measuring and display systems and methods. The subject of the collective research project was the automation of the manipulation operations of the supply workplace for selected branches of the manufacturing industry.

The project was successfully completed in December 2019

The project was co-financed from European Union funds, that is under the OPPIK, Cooperation program – Clusters – 3rd call.