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Industrial validation of Nu-Wave new generation of sustainable and efficient textile machinery and development of a strategy to enter the market

Objective

Nu-Wave (FP7project 218479 Jan2009-Dec2011), supported textile machinery SMEs in developing a new generation of high-performance machines for facing the crisis and compete in the market with low labour cost countries (specially Far East). The MACH-to project starts on the basis of Nu-Wave results and aims at filling the gap that still separates them from the market.
The Nu-Wave demonstrators were highly appreciated by technicians, researchers and journalists, as shown by the several expression of interest collected in ITMA fair–Barcelona 2011, by the Nu-Wave booth (H5-D116). Given such resonating results, the MACH-to project wants to scale up a Retrofit Kit that includes low-weight, low friction, long lasting components, that can be customized on a large number of textile machines. The Retrofit Kit is a chance for easily refurbishing old production lines and supporting textile industry in increasing the productivity and decrease the energy consumption.
MACH-to first goal is to customize the concepts developed within the Nu-Wave project onto a full scale industrial machine (already used by the end users of MACH-to) and evaluate the performances increased: this will demonstrate the up-scalability of the Retrofit Kit. MACH-to project will also accompany the Retrofit Kit into the market, through the implementation of a marketing and after sales strategy.
The MACH-to objectives:
• To design and realize a set of Retrofit Kits;
• To perform an intensive test campaign;
• To finalize a business model.
The innovations developed within Nu-Wave have shown to be potentially interesting for a very large community of end users (textile producers). The output of MACH-to will be a Retrofit Kit, customized for an increasing number of textile machines, that allow end users to quickly and effectively replace the components responsible of energy waste and losses in general. The MACH-to Retrofit Kit will definitely bring several advantages to the customers in terms of: energy saving, production speed increase, less maintenance, noise and vibration reduction and extension of machine specification.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

INVENT INNOVATIVE VERBUNDWERKSTOFFEREALISATION UND VERMARKTUNG NEUERTECHNOLOGIEN GMBH
Address
Christian Pommer Strasse 47
38112 Braunschweig
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 290 000
Administrative Contact
Olaf Heintze (Dr.)

Participants (8)

COMEZ GESTIONI S.p.A.

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 20 298,98
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 5
27024 Cilavegna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fiorenzo Sanzani (Mr.)
ALGE ELASTIC GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 174 560
Address
Rasis Bundt 10
6890 Lustenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hanno Alge (Mr.)
NAVETA CZ SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 61 600
Address
Machnin 24
460 02 Liberec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Milan Vána (Mr.)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 163 663,64
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Giovanelli (Ms.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 62 720
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)
VÚTS a.s.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 66 233,60
Address
U Jezu 525/4
46119 Liberec
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Marek (Mr.)
COMAT S.R.L.

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 157 274,58
Address
Via Colli Rocco 5
27024 Cilavegna Pv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Bonaschi (Mr.)
SELCOM SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 123 649,20
Address
Via Della Torre 17
31010 Fregona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudio De Zan (Mr.)