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The world first industrial full electric actuator to drive the transition to sustainable electric solutions in the manufacturing industry

Project description

World's first industrial fully electric actuator

Pneumatic and hydraulic actuators are by far the most adopted solutions in modern production facilities, allowing to move, rotate, push or pull products on the assembly line. Some of their drawbacks include frequent leakages, complex and expensive infrastructure, lack of precision and high energy costs. In a bid to increase productivity and benefit the environment, the EU-funded Modula project provides a unique cost-effective electric actuator that can help make the switch from current pneumatic and hydraulic technologies to sustainable electric solutions. Modula now aims to develop a roadmap for industrialisation, integrating its demonstrator in real production facilities while collecting requirements and specifications from end-users for large scale manufacturing.

Objective

Linear actuators are the workhorse of modern production facilities, allowing to move, rotate, push, pull, product on the assembly line. Pneumatic and hydraulic actuators are by far the most adopted solutions, even though they represent one of the weakest links in the production chain. The main headaches for plant managers derive from frequent leakages, complex and expensive infrastructure, lack of precision and high energy cost. Electric actuators are seen as a potential revolution in the field, but lag behind the alternatives due to very high cost, size and weight, which allow their use only in few limited applications. KOMP-ACT, a high-tech company founded by senior experts in industrial automation, has developed Modula, a unique cost-effective electric actuator which will enable the transition from the current pneumatic and hydraulic technologies to sustainable electric solutions for increase of productivity as well as for environmental benefit. We have co-developed the solution with our initial target end-users, which are primarily manufacturers of food processing and packaging machinery, to help them transition from pneumatic/hydraulic to electric technologies. We are now at a stage of the development roadmap where industrialization plays a key role. In this sense, we need to integrate the demonstrator in real production facilities, collect a full set of requirements and specifications by end-users for industrialization and engineer the device for large scale manufacturing (Phase 1), which will pave the way to extensive pilot testing and go-to-market (Phase 2). The successful development of this innovation project will allow us to scale-up to reach 100,000 units sold by 2023, generating a turnover of 35M€ and an EBITDA of 25% - 30%, in line with the standard in this industry. KOMP-ACT is incorporated in Canton Vaud and have concluded an initial pre-seed round which will allow the company to introduce its first products to early customers.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Coordinator

KOMP-ACT SA
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
CHEMIN DE LA RAYE 13
1024 ECUBLENS
Switzerland

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 71 429,00