Future Shore Control Centre
A future vision of the land-based control centres that will remotely monitor and control the unmanned ships of the future was developed. A film shows a vision of the future in which a small crew of 7 to 14 people monitor and control the operation of a fleet of vessels across the world using interactive smart screens, voice recognition systems, holograms and surveillance drones.
Ever faster: Über of the seas
Finland is adrift in the cold seas of world markets with her weakened competitiveness. A new, solid course can however be taken. Sea logistics are crucial to the success of all major Finnish industries. Über of the seas provides the potential for a creative storm to maximize the efficiency of the sea logistics, upon which 80 percent of Finnish exports rely. This is what...
LeanMES always up-to-data
LeanMES is lean, scalable and extendable concept for new type of MES that supports human operator in a dynamically changing environment. LeanMES creates standardized interfaces and information models for fluent information exchange within the company and its network.
Video series on UX
Positive user experience as a philosophy is a powerful way to re-think business. Video series on UX (in Finnish) offer insight into UX-driven design and the role of user experience (UX) in business. Videos also includes examples how user experience philosophy has been deployed in companies.
Future Ship Bridge Concepts
Futuristic bridge concepts based on user experience for three different vessels, tug, cargo and platform support vessel, were developed. The results were illustrated as scenario stories, concept pictures, and 3D-animated concept videos. New concepts have created a buzz in the maritime industry’s news services and social media, uplifted Rolls-Royce’s brand image as an...
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.
Advanced steelmaking through digitalisation of physical phenomena
Digital models revolutionizes steel developing. By simulators you can see virtually inside the steel making process. This allows you to watch the steel making process, test different parameters and practices and predict the exact grade of steel. The steel converter simulator saves time and money by accelerating time to market, decreasing slag and carbon dioxide emissions,...
Seeing inside of steel - Improving steelmaking with new simulators
Novel comprehensive simulators developed take steel design to new digital era. This means improved quality, increased productivity, cost efficiency and yield. Simulators also able new steel grade development decreasing time to market and and reducing the need for production trials with significant carbon dioxide emissions.
Science Recovers the Lost Sensory Feedbacks
Remote operation of unmanned machines lack of sensory information which is essential in carrying out various tasks in traditional manual control. This results in low production capacity and overloading of machines. Haptic control recovers the lost sensory feedback in remote operation and enables operation from cabin with high productivity, better damage avoidance and good...
Energy Autonomous Sensors For Condition Monitoring
New wireless energy autonomous sensor technology takes on-line condition monitoring to the next level by enabling reliable and cost efficient condition monitoring of thousands of machines across the world resulting in better forecasting and improved process optimization. The new sensor technology creates competitive advantage to Finnish mechanical engineering companies and...
Excellent Thermal Conductivity Of Aluminium Castings
A FIMECC research project by Aalto University and Alteams Oy has achieved a more than 50 percent improvement in the thermal conductivity of aluminium casting alloy. The result is significant as electronic components are becoming more powerful and produce excess heat which has to be removed from the apparatus. Improvement in heat transfer guarantees also longer life time and...
Raex wear-resistant and ultra-high-strength steels
Key enablers for a complete family of new wear-resistant and ultra-high-strength steels were developed. Utilizing Ruukki’s own direct quenching technology the new steels bring energy efficient, light solutions for transportation as well as safety and new performance for harsh crushing and mining applications.
Parametric and Configurable Hatch Cover Model
New parametric and configurable hatch cover model for side-rolling hatch covers improves the productivity and reduces design time from an average 8 weeks to a fraction of that. New parametric and configurable hatch cover model also increases customer value, enhances quality and reduces overall costs as the need for project-specific management is decreased.
With gesture control farewell to buttons
Gesture control system which is well known in game world was applied into industry. Gesture control system improve productivity and increases user-friendliness by replacing buttons which are hard to reach, slow to use and have unclear functionality. The potential market is huge as there are many viable applications in robotics, mechatronics, industrial vehicles, process...
Fixcel system revolutionises methods and quality of shipbuilding
Fixcel system, a steel sandwich structure technology enabling the off-ship construction of rigid loadbearing blocks of cabins in macro models of six to twelve, was developed. Fixcel system takes shipbuilding to the next level by reducing weight, shortening construction times, enabling lighter structures and more cabins in the same volume. This generates savings in...
Digital microhydraulics can save double the amount of oil used in Finland each year
In solenoid-actuated micro valve concept plurality of mass-produced digital on/off valves are used instead of one traditional valve. This increases industry competitiveness and smaller ecological footprint by cutting fuel use up to 50 % and enabling higher performance and reliability of machines and processes.