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Market Disruptive Pin Technology for Improving Heavy Machinery Operations and Safety

Project description

A cheaper, more reliable industrial fastener

Pivot pins are important industrial fasteners. Pivot pin technology is advancing, uniting the joints of articulated heavy industrial machinery. The EU-funded BTPin project is developing customised pivot pins that can expand to fill the joint bore, leaving no tolerance space for play or vibration. As such, the BTPin does not suffer from pin breaks, mechanical jams, ‘ovalling’ damage or wear to the joint surface. While standard pivot pins last up to 3 years, the BTPin can function for at least a decade in heavy machinery. It is also cheaper and more reliable, preventing machine downtime and costs for pivot pin replacement and repair. What’s more, BTPin is compatible with all types of articulated heavy machinery.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 093 750,00
Nordlysvegen 5
4340 Bryne

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Norge Vestlandet Rogaland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 468 750,00