Software Platform; Powerful Engine of Change
In common integration test environments EFFIMA program has proved that the machine control system can be built on the basis of platforms. As machine and equipment manufacturers in the field of machine automation often contribute only parts of the whole automation process a general purpose software platform offers several advantages such as reduces time to market, enables...
Fully automated tools for defining routes and traffic rules for a fleet of autonomous machines
Defining route network and traffic rules for driving a fleet of autonomous machines has been a task that needs skilled engineers and weeks of preparation time. Within FIMECC EFFIMA program Navitec Systems Oy has developed automatic tools for defining new production areas for automation
Developing wear control technology for severe slurry mineral handling conditions
A model for elastomer wear behavior in demanding condition was developed to create a deeper understanding of the polymers as wear resistant materials. The developed model can be utilized in the industry by doing better material choices in applications and by developing better rubber compounds.
Improving ship design with multi-domain energy flow simulation
Optimal design and operation of ship machinery have a significant impact on the total cost of ownership and emissions over life-cycle. Deltamarin, VTT and ABB developed together a tool for modelling the ship energy flows as a part of the EFFIMA programme. The purpose of the multi-domain simulation tool is to represent all relevant ship processes at a system level. The energy...
Building blocks for operations and maintenance
From various machines and processes different variables relating to their state, operational environment, production process etc. are continuously measured. Very large amounts of measurement data are thus generated and they should be processed into useful information. Tools and methods developed in the TOLKKU project facilitate turning data masses to information...
Long-term research activities enabled the development of a revolutionary new type of reactor for the metals processing industry
To meet the global challenge of declining ore grades and increasing price of energy a novel hydrostatic pressure reactor for the metals processing industry have been developed. The new type of reactor is energy efficient and can utilize low-grade raw materials that are currently not economically feasible.
Ramor 550 protection steel
During DEMAPP project SSAB Europe (Ruukki Metals) has developed Ramor® protection steel having excellent ballistic properties in combination with high hardness and strength.
Digital Hydraulics in Paper Machine Lines
Reliability is very important in paper machine lines. Hydraulics is used through the machine to control heavy weight components. Proportional valves have been used for decays in hydraulics. They however need high precision mechanics to achieve required accuracy. The proportional valves can be replaced by digital hydraulics. Digital hydraulics uses sophisticated control...
Research cooperation enabled the development of a new reinforcement with exceptional mechanical properties
Ahlstrom with the support of FIMECC LIGHT programme has developed a totally new type of reinforcement offering exceptional mechanical properties compared to state-of-art solution. The new reinforcement has been already launched on the market and it brings a new cost-effective solution to wind turbine industry.
Navigation System for Modular Agricultural Machines using Optimal Control Methods and Industrial Standard Network
Agricultural field work is done with large vehicle combinations that require skill and attention from the driver. This project automates the work in a safe and efficient manner using intelligent methods.