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Development of an Automated System for Safely Securing Cargo on Haulage Trucks Using High Tensile Multi-layer Fabric

Objective

The Truck-Safe project focuses on improving cargo securing on HGVs as there are potentially 147 deaths and economic loss of €6.8 billion occurred as a result of avoidable insecure cargo securing in EU alone. The European market will have a production demand of 330,000 trailer units, Truck-Safe consortium is looking to achieve a minimum 3% market penetration which gives total predicted sales of about 9,500 units for year five post-project, resulting for SMEPs €128m additional sales and €50m additional profit.

Truck-Safe will be uniquely placed in the market of cargo securing solutions, having following set of differentiations:
-be fully automated reducing lashing times by 60 minutes and minimizing likelihood of human error
-integration of alarm functions will provide detection system and automatically adjust load stress
-incorporation of fibres into interwoven textile fabric matrix to improve resistance to environment
-integrated sensor systems within the automatic tensioning device to keep cargo under tension
-development of energy storage unit for truck-free usage of the system
-fully automated self-ratcheting system with automatic return system and automatic pulling of fabric
-on-board alarm to alert the driver in case of reduced tension on the cargo or over tension in the cargo securing straps.

In order to provide these benefits, we will develop:
-Multi-layer fabric
-Automated self ratcheting system
-Integrated sensor system,
and integrate, optimize and validate the prototype.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Coordinator

NWE NETWORK ENGINEERING OY AB
Address
Uppstutaget 2
64200 Narpes
Finland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 526 481
Administrative Contact
Kimmo Weissenberg (Mr.)

Participants (8)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pertti Peussa (Mr.)
JOLODA (INTERNATIONAL) LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 499 916
Address
Speke Road 51
L19 2NY Liverpool
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wojtek Kordel (Mr.)
MALERAS MEKANISKA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 170 836
Address
Industrigatan 1
380 42 Maleras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Björn Johansson (Mr.)
OSAUHING EESTI INNOVATSIOONI INSTITUUT
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 5 060
Address
Sepapaja 6
11415 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lauri Nirgi (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pertti Peussa (Mr.)
AXLOAD AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 26 100
Address
Sveavagen 166 Van 15 Wenner Gren Center
113 46 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erik Eklöv (Mr.)
AB NARPES TRA & METALL - OY NARPIONPUU JA METALLI
Finland
EU contribution
€ 40 080
Address
Kristinestadsvagen 417
64200 Narpio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mats Winter (Mr.)
INDUSTRIAS PONSA S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 7 527
Address
Calle Sallent 64-72 Poligono Els Dolors
08243 Manresa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alex Ponsa Argemi (Mr.)