Quantitative Analysis Tool for the Mechanical Properties of Granites to Improve Drilling operations
The quantitative analysis tool to investigate the effects of surface micro cracks on the mechanical properties of granites was developed under the FIMECC BSA programme. This method provides a unique opportunity to understand and estimate the mechanical response of rocks in different drilling condition. This enables the development of effective and cost efficient drilling...
Open machine concept expands automation from single-machine to the automation of a fleet of machines
The focus of multiple different industries is changing from machine level automation to the control of a fleet of machines. In EFFIMA program an open machine concept enabling the control of a fleet of machines was developed.
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
Multi-scale modeling links the microstructure to wear performance
The wear behavior of high strength steels and metal matrix composites was investigated by way of microstructure based multi-scale modeling. The multi-scale modeling and simulation approach enables to establish links between material microstructure and its properties, microstructure and wear performance, as well as to produce methods for understanding and quantifying the...
UWB-based Real time location system to enhance productivity and safety
When the control system or machine knows the positon of the operator, obstacles or targets in remote control applications, the information can often be used to enhance safety and improve productivity. Remote controlled machine with 3D positioning system can prevent both unintentional and intentional hazardous control by the operator. UWB (ultra wide band) technology is...
A roadmap towards sustainability
All products and service have an environmental impact during their production, use and disposal. The project focused on finding ways of guiding industrial product design and development towards sustainability, especially from a product-centric point of view. As a results two sustainability guidebooks for metals and engineering industry were created.
New wear test devices narrow the gap between research and practice
Experimental research plays a key role in solving wear problems. The following four novel wear test devices were developed in the DEMAPP programme: a dual pivoted laboratory jaw crusher, an impeller-tumbler impact-abrasion tester, a high-speed slurry pot tester, and a high velocity particle impactor (HVPI) for wear model and simulation validation. The test devices were...
From environment perception to situational awareness and adaptive safety in a multi machine work site
Video presents shortly 3 demonstrations and their results of EFFIMA programme. Demonstrations are Situation awareness for collision avoidance in harbor environment, rapid safety function development process, and localization in civil engineering worksite.
Light and efficient structures for next generation mineral crushers
New material solutions were applied to Metso crushers. New materials offered advantages, such as improved usability, durability and energy efficiency, differentiating Metso crushers from its competitors.
Dual Mass Balancing of a Jaw Crusher
The inertia forces and vibration amplitudes of a jaw crusher have been balanced approximately by 90 % by using two balancing masses rotating in opposite directions. Dual mass balancing serves several benefits such as lower stress, vibration and noise levels of the machine, and an increased fatigue life.