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Redesign of electromechanic products for reuse and recyclability with special attention to the coopper problem

Objective



The following research tasks will be carried out during the project:
1) Detailed analysis of the present technical situation. Identification of the most relevant Cu-containing
product.
2) LCA for selected product. Reference basis for later investigations. 3) Develop a first design-methodology, including disassembly, reuse and life extension.
4) Develop multisensory systems for functionality check to support automated disassembly.
5) Design of functional unit using new methodology and functionality check. LCA elaborations.
6) Evaluation of technical feasibility. Choice of fabrication procedure with respect to economic
considerations.
7) Mechanical and software adaptation of robot-aided disassembly line. Test of procedures on a laboratory
scale.
8) Test of improved sensor systems and integration with disassembly line.
9) Final LCA of developed product line.
10) Improved design methodology, elaboration of guidelines and design tools based on experiences gained
during sensor-controlled disassembly demonstration.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Österreichisches Forschungszentrum Seibersdorf GmbH
Address

2444 Seibersdorf
Austria

Participants (6)

ABB Motors AB
Sweden
Address
22-24,Saltängsvägen
721 70 Västeras
CENTRE FOR IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Italy
Address
Via Delle Corse 23
39012 Merano
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Denmark
Address

2800 Lyngby
LINKOEPING UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
23,Valla
58183 Linkoeping
LINKOEPING UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address

581 83 Linkoeping
Swedish Institute of Production Engineering Research
Sweden
Address
30,Argongatan
431 53 Mölndal