Schematic based hydraulics modelling and simulation tool reduces engineering time up to 40%
Machine manufacturers’ goal is to build better machines in a shorter time span. Accurate machine simulation is helping the R&D personnel to achieve both of these goals. The schematic based hydraulics modelling tool is helping engineers to design, test and verify the hydraulic system of the machine faster than before.
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.
Wireless leakage sensor with long lifespan
Leakage detection is crucial for some valve solutions. Mainly in the industries where different liquids are not allowed to mix even with little amounts. A cabled leakage sensor which detects the leakage from acoustic emissions has been on market for years. Now it was time to make it wireless. A key target was to achieve at least 10 years lifespan with tight restrictions...
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
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...
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...
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.
Virtual reality workstation for design
Virtual validation is a cost effective testing method for design that improves the end product and saves development resources. To make virtual validation more accessible we designed an entry level system that requires minimal effort and investment while providing most of the benefits of a larger virtual environment.