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A thermal imaging based part inspection tool to enhance the competitiveness of the large group of SMEs within the EU injection moulding Industry

Objective

Industrial Objectives

The principle objective of this project is to develop a new low cost Thermal Imaging based Part Inspection System that allows injection-moulders to rapidly identify parts that are likely to develop failures, as a consequence of cooling or future expensive reprocessing such as painting and chroming, before the parts are cooled down, thereby saving hours of wasted production. The proposal will address the 7,50bn EU problem of process failure and waste in the injection moulding sector.

The prototype development of the thermal imaging based part inspection system will improve the competitiveness of the large community of 25,000 SMEs in the EU injection moulding sector by facilitating a productivity improvement of 2%and decreasing waste with 10%. This will provide the plastic processing sector with the necessary momentum to increase our competitiveness against non-EU competition by contributing towards our efforts to off-set the labour cost advantages of our Asian competitors.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SME-1
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Funding Scheme

Cooperative - SMEs-Co-operative research contracts

Coordinator

MICOTRON A/S
Address
Loentoft 6
Soenderborg
Denmark

Participants (8)

DALE LD. AS
Estonia
Address
Emmaste Vald, Hiiumaa
Leisu
CONTURA MTC GMBH
Germany
Address
Koerner-strasse 30
Menden
AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
Address
Technologiepark 24
Trittau
SCITEQ HAMMEL A/S
Denmark
Address
Industrivej 13-15
Hammel
ENGEL AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
Address
Ludwig-engel-strasse 1
Schwertberg
PERA INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Pera Innovation Park, Nottingham Road
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
GIMPLAST 2000 S.A.
Spain
Address
Poligono Industrial El Sequero, C/rio Alma, Parcela 199
La Rioja, Arrubal
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27 C
München