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Protocols and Strategies for extending the useful Life of major capital investments and Large Industrial Equipment

Objective

Europe is still lacking an efficient systemic multi-level approach that enables a recursive, cost-effective, holistic and integrated application of circular principles to the digital uplifting of factory 4.0 capital investments; addressing issues at product, process, system as well as the entire value-chain levels, integrating best practices from emerging enabling digital technologies and avoid a two speed digital transformation across industries in different sectors. LEVEL-UP will offer a scalable platform covering the overall lifecycle, ranging from the digital twins setup, modernisation actions to diagnose and predict the operation of physical assets, to the refurbishment and remanufacturing activities towards end of life. In-situ repair technologies and the redesign for new upgraded components will be facilitated through virtual simulations for increased performance and lifetime. LEVEL-UP will therefore comprise new hardware and software components interfaced with the current facilities through IoT and data-management platforms, while being orchestrated through eight (8) scalable strategies at component, work-station and shopfloor level. The actions for modernising, upgrading, refurbishing, remanufacturing, and recycling will be structured and formalised into ten (10) special Protocols, linked with an Industrial Digital Thread weaving a seamless digital integration with all actors in the value chain for improved future iterations. LEVEL-UP will be demonstrated in 7 demo sites from different sectors. The impact of LEVEL-UP to the European manufacturing industry, but also the society itself, can be sum-marised in the following (with a horizon of 4 years after project ends): (i) increase of the material and re-source efficiency by 11.5%, (ii) increased reliability by 16% of the equipment in an extended lifetime by 20%, (iii) over 50% increase of the Return on Investment (ROI), (iv) about 810 new jobs created and (v) over 80M EUR ROI for the consortium.

Coordinator

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE

Address

Calle Relva Torneiros 27a
36410 Porrino

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 086 250

Participants (31)

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ATLANTIS ENGINEERING AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 363 251,88

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 692 352,50

CORE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY OE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 449 750

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 530 000

HOLONIX SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 619 500

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 769 250

ASOCIACION DE EMPRESAS TECNOLOGICAS INNOVALIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 445 000

BIBA - BREMER INSTITUT FUER PRODUKTION UND LOGISTIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 750 268,75

SENSAP SWISS AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 438 375

INTERNATIONAL DATA SPACES EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

SCM GROUP SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 414 750

KMWE PRECISION BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 240 625

INEGI - INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA E INOVACAO EM ENGENHARIA MECANICA E ENGENHARIA INDUSTRIAL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 567 875

FAGOR ARRASATE S COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 241 500

TRIMEK SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 446 162,50

IDEKO S COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 636 875

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 493 629,50

VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 200 012,50

SOFIES SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 313 250

TOSHULIN, A.S.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 504 612,50

DANOBAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 227 062,50

THINKING ADDITIVE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 404 250

ESI SOFTWARE GERMANY GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 378 175

TTS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 347 375

CENTRE TECHNIQUE INDUSTRIEL DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 596 163,75

MARLEGNO SRL TECNOLOGIE DEL LEGNO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 356 125

KOPLAST EKSTRUZIJA IN KONFEKCIJA, DOO, SLOVENSKE KONJICE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 318 587,50

ESTAMPACIONES MAYO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 218 796,39

LUCCHINI RS SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 252 000

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 336 000

AUSTRIAN STANDARDS INTERNATIONAL

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 140 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 869991

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 039 855,01

  • EU contribution

    € 14 027 950,27

Coordinated by:

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE

Spain