Improving the efficiency of order-picking in distribution centres
In order-picking the pickers drive around the warehouse and pick items according to customer orders. It is a very labour intensive operation and can cause as much as 50% of the total warehousing operating costs. Researchers received a three months dataset from an order picking warehouse and they recomputed all the routes for the pickers using the method, which in average...
A Finite Element Model for Simulating Spark Plasma Sintering Process
A finite element model for simulating the SPS process (temperature gradients, distribution of electric current) was developed to enhance process control and facilitate design of complex SPS geometries.
Low friction with graphene oxide composites
Graphene oxide silica composites with good friction and wear performance were developed and used for the first time in steel-steel contacts. These composites provided up to 50% lower friction when used as lubricant additives.
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.
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.
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...
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.