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Unmanned Chemical Lab (UCL): autonomous control system for the remote management of soluble and emulsifiable metalworking fluids

Project description

A hot new platform will help keep metal parts cool

When metal parts rub against each other in mechanical systems to do their jobs, the friction creates heat that can damage the structure and function of the materials. Metalworking fluids are routinely used to cool and lubricate components, ensuring smooth operation and enhancing the lifetime of machines. However, these fluids are subject to deterioration and additives are often used to prolong shelf life. When they are not added in time, the fluids can become useless and companies are faced with both the cost of replacement and the environmental cost of disposal. The EU-funded UCL project has developed a modern solution in the form of a cloud-based platform that continuously and automatically monitors process fluids, determining and pouring the optimal amount of additives. The system will reduce the loss of metalworking fluids while enhancing the health and safety of operators whose contact will be minimised.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Via Cesare Battisti 78
20862 Arcore

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Monza e della Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00