D-PALProject ID: 734971
H2020-EU.2.1.3. - INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Advanced materials
H2020-EU.2.1.5. - INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Advanced manufacturing and processing
H2020-EU.2.3.1. - Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument
Innovative Depalletiser for the automated feeding of signatures in the bookbinding industry.
Total cost:EUR 71 429
EU contribution:EUR 50 000
Topic(s):SMEInst-02-2016-2017 - Accelerating the uptake of nanotechnologies advanced materials or advanced manufacturing and processing technologies by SMEs
Call for proposal:H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1
D-PAL is an innovative depalletiser based on grip technology used for the stacks of signatures handling and feeding the hardcover bookbinding machine in the printing, bookbinding and graphics atrs industry.
D-PAL will increase the competiveness of the printing industry by improving the workflows and by saving approx. 3.6% of the printing cost directly related to labour cost for depalletising. D-PAL reduces problems related to the Health and Safety of the workers, is easy to operate and avoids the quality defects due to human error factor due to repetitive tasks. D-PAL is able to depalletise at a speed of 3600-7000 books per hour with high precision, flexibility and versatility. D-PAL is adapted to current methods of automated palletising with paper separators between the layers and is 20% less expensive than competitive solutions.
D-PAL has been developed by LARGOIKO S.L.L, a Spanish Mechatronics Engineering enterprise that designs and carries out the automatization of industrial processes, special machines or under demand since 1999.
European Union will be also impacted by D-PAL. D-PAL will be 100% manufactured in Europe (Spain) and it will attract foreign capital from USA.
D-PAL will have impact in our company, LARGOIKO. We have invested more than €0.4M and we will invest €1.55M more in this project to put into the market D-PAL by January 2019. According to our forecast, we will have revenues of €9,100,000 by year 2023 from sales of our D-PAL depalletiser. The ROI of the project will be 2.60.
During Phase 1 execution, we will develop a feasibility study including a business plan to assess the technological feasibility and economic viability. The general aim of D-PAL project is put into the market 8 units of our D-PAL by 2019.
EU contribution: EUR 50 000
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