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ING. J. A. MEEUWISSEN SME RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPLETE AUTOMATIC ROBOT-BASED GRINDING CELL FOR THE INDUSTRIAL GRINDING OF SHIP PROPELLERS ING. J. A. MEEUWISSEN SME 912 FINISHED - 15-Oct-1992 Robot, software and tool technology. VAN VOORDEN GIETERIJ B.V. MULTICRAFT A/S Development of optimum processes for grinding etc. and improvement of the robot characteristics based on the process requirements. VAN VOORDEN GIETERIJ B.V. ING. J. A. MEEUWISSEN Technical implementation: 62.34% NORWAY, THE NETHERLANDS Research and development of a complete, automatic robot-based grinding cell for industrial grinding of ship-propellers. The project consists of the following different phases: 1. Determination of propeller definitions 2. Research into mechanical and metallurgical qualifications 3. Determination of measurements and working definitions 4. Development of a measurement-information system (Expert System) and 3-CAD system 5. Development of a working prototype 6. Initial test runs 7. Analysis of project results. ROBOPROP MANAGING DIRECTOR MANAGING DIRECTOR MANAGING DIRECTOR Research on robotics: 37.66% 1.36 M€ Know-how and expertise on materials, foundry technics and grinding process. 2010-10-21 08:24:13 14-Sep-1996 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/912 OUDE STATIONSWEG, 15 5300 AB -ZALTBOMMEL > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 418 57 12 00 > Fax. +31 418 51 57 90 15-Oct-1992 SME 47 Months AUTOMATIC GRINDING CELL KONOWSGATE, 5 0134 -OSLO > NORWAY Tel. +47 22 68 55 50 > Fax. +47 22 68 55 90 OUDE STATIONSWEG, 15 5300 AB -ZALTBOMMEL > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 418 57 12 00 Fax. +31 418 51 57 90 None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
MR. HENDRICUS VROOMANS Large company DEVELOPMENT OF A MOUNTING SYSTEM ENABLING SMES TO HANDLE FUTURE GENERATION OF FINE PITCH PACKAGED ICS (INTEGRATED CIRCUITS). CAPABLE OF INSTALLATION IN CIME LINE. MR. HENDRICUS VROOMANS Large company 910 ANNOUNCED - 01-Jan-1993 NMRC - NATIONAL MICROELECTRONICS RESEARCH CENTRE IRELAND WELD-EQUIP B.V. Components can be placed on PCBs either by through-hole technology or by surface mounted technology. Surface mount technology is gaining in importance and is forecast to grow to a market share of 75% in 1995. This trend is already well underway in JAPAN; European Integrated Circuit manufacturers have already introduced many types of surface mounting packages such as SO, PLCC, PQFP with pitches down to 0.65mm. By reducing the lead pitch it is possible to get a large variation of pin counts with the same body. One can expect QFP packages with a pitch of 0.5 mm to 0.25mm to be introduced by major semiconductor manufacturers and TAB with outer lead pitches below 0.250mm. The other important trend introduced by the Japanese is the thin package. In the coming years packages with 0.8mm thick body or less will be introduced. Both trends will allow greater integration in electronic systems. At present, only manual or semi-automatic equipment is available. Efficient high volume production is not possible because of a long mounting time (handling, positioning, soldering). Within European industry, especially within SMEs, great demand exists for complete systems to mount large quantities of very fine pitch components. An analysis has been carried out of the causes and effects of a great number of variable parameters for fine pitch assembly. This analysis was carried out according to the ISHIKAWA System aiming to list jointly all possible processes influencing parameters with the purpose of selecting the most important ones in the opinion of those participating in the listing action. The variables are listed to the 5M-listing system (Man, Machine, Method and Mother Nature) producing a fishbone-like or ISHIKAWA diagram. The variables selected were screened by individually bespoken experts in semiconductor application, joining technology, quality and testing, and it was agreed that this approach to tackle the technological problems offered the best chances of success, given the currently known state-of-the-art. These ISHIKAWA diagrams showed that European industry may be expected to demand a very high level of integration of the individual (sub-) processes (handling, positioning, soldering, inspection) and continuous communication with existing systems (CAD/CAM, existing production processes, stock control, administration, etc.) The idea of storing all information available into a data bank to form the basis of an Expert System was considered to be a good approach, especially for SMEs. Such an Expert System combined with Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and Assembly of these components may well be the major condition necessary to compete with manufacturers in JAPAN or the UNITED STATES. WELD-EQUIP B.V. MR. HENDRICUS VROOMANS THE NETHERLANDS, IRELAND The project aims at the design of a low-cost modular system for volume pitch SMT placement and soldering with a focus on the particular requirements of the SME in mind. The FINESSE proposal intends to develop a system to enable SMEs to mount the future generation of fine pitch (O.250 mm) packaged Integrated Circuits (VSOP, QFP as well as TAB and TAB packs) at a favourable price/performance ratio enabling European users to compete with products produced in the USA and the Far East. The final system will be capable of installation in a Computer Integrated Manufacturing Environment (CIME) line. It is intended to develop an Expert System designed for SME users in order to enable them to improve quality and reduce rejects. The Expert System will be designed as a modular addition to the machine to provide on-line assistance to the operator. Solder joint quality inspection criteria will also be established to facilitate simple first-pass quality assurance. To achieve this, many tests will be carried out to define the interrelationship between the great number of joint influencing parameters (pitch, pin count, lead and pad sizes, excising, tool design, substrate material, solid or flexible, solder composition, ageing, flux quality, influence of inert gas, etc.) and their relative relation to joint quality, which in itself requires definition. In addition, elements at second level of importance (handling of components in trays, sticks, other means, TAB frames on reels or in carriers) will also be taken into account. The core of the project will be defined by the solder process selected. From the short list resulting from the Exploratory Action, Pulse-heated resistance thermode soldering (also known as hot bar soldering), infrared soldering and laser soldering will be considered. Initial attention will be focused on the former process which seems to offer the best possible chance of success for the target group under consideration. The modular system resulting from the project will include modules to: (i) feed components and substrates (ii) use single or multiple heads (iii) excise or flatten leads, and (iv) perform automatic alignment, soldering and output. Each of these modules will be under their own control and coupled to a manufacturing management system. At the same time much attention will be paid to such items as the influence of fluxes on the necessity for cleaning (with its associated environmental problems), standardisation, the trend in respect of further miniaturisation, system control, statistic control process, tool design and last but not least: testing. The programme is to end in the demonstration of a pre-production prototype in one of the group members' premises and to carry out practical tests on the integration of the machine in a computer-integrated manufacturing environment (CIME) i.e. their production line. FINESSE PRESIDENT PRESIDENT PRESIDENT Enabling field testing of excising/forming of ICs. Fixing criteria, experiments, definitions, Process parameters, development of system hardware, pre-competitive prototype specification requirements/options, field testing model. 6.28 M€ 2010-10-21 08:24:12 01-Jan-1997 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/910 LEE MALTINS, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, PROSPECT ROW, -CORK > IRELAND Tel. +353 21 904 350 > Fax. +353 21 270 271 01-Jan-1993 Large company 48 Months FINE PITCH ASSEMBLY AND SOLDERING FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES (SMES) IND. EST. "HOOGEIND", ENGELSEWEG, 217 5700 AD -HELMOND > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 492 54 22 25 > Fax. +31 492 53 62 22 IND. EST. 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MRS. CAROLINE BEDRAN Large company DEFINITION, DEVELOPMENT/IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW FACTORY FOR HIGH DEFINITION PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS. THIS FACTORY LINE WILL BE AS AUTOMATED AS POSSIBLE, GUIDED BY THE GENERAL PHILOSOPHY OF WASTE AVOIDANCE RATHER THAN WASTE TREATMENT. MRS. CAROLINE BEDRAN Large company 909 ANNOUNCED - 01-Jan-1993 Has been producing printed circuit boards (PCB) since 1955 and is still among the top European producers of large volume plated-through-hole PCBs. Today, it holds a leading position in FRANCE and is one of the top 5 PCB-producing European companies. It represents half of FRANCE's PCB exports. It has acknowledged quality (ISO 9001, RAQ2). CIBA-GEIGY AG > NOVARTIS PHILIPS COMPOSANTS ET SEMICONDUCTEURS (SURESNES) 1. Total in line manufacturing including: - ILS (Integrated Logistic Support) approach for new lines and equipment in order that: * industrial plant availability and performance figures meet those established during the project definition and hence predicted returns on investments are achieved. * the minimum through life cost may be attained through early analysis of equipment and support specifications for the plant as a whole. - TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) and TQC (Total Quality Control) improvement with particular attention to the transfer of charges for operators and staff and training needs as a means to obtain quality and availability targets as mentioned in exploitation. - Development of an integrated information system including Production Management short time scheduling and quality requirements and use of communication and data handling techniques to link management software packages with on plan monitoring and process control equipment. 2. Manufacturing capability in large volumes of High Definition PCBs (70f width). 3. Specific process innovations, some of them totally unknown in European industry today. Note on Timescale: Step 1 > 01/94 At the end we shall be able to manufacture PCB up to 125f line width definition with a good yield. Step 2 > 01/95 Push the capability limit up to 70f. Step 3: New photo process necessary for 70f in good yield. Step 4: Drilling fully automated machine. Implementation in 2 steps: 1994 and 1995. Step 5: Electrical testing. Development for end of 1995. Step 6: In line manufacturing of inner layer of PCB > 95/96. Finally, at the end of 1996 it will be possible to manufacture High Definition PCBs in a total in line, fully automated pilot factory line with low cost, high quality, high yield. Note under Relationship to other EU Programmes: We are not currently aware of any, but it is believed that some existing programmes covering advanced manufacturing technology and methods would be compatible. PHILIPS COMPOSANTS ET SEMICONDUCTEURS (SURESNES) MRS. CAROLINE BEDRAN 16.5% Responsible for developing fine line production process ( FRANCE, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND Summary: The project deals with the definition, development and implementation of a new factory for High Definition Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). Both the product (Fine Line PCB) and the necessary processes and equipment to make it will be defined. The factory line will be as much "in line" and automated as possible, and will include: - TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) - TQC (Total Quality Control) and generally - ILS (Integrated Logistic Support). All technological development will driven with the general philosphy of waste avoidance instead of waste treatment. Project Description: Project goal: PCB definition: as a basis for all electronic appliances, PCB is at the same time the support to the component and their interconnection system, so the more complex the electronic application, the more complex the PCB. Therefore, the general trend of PCB is more and more density, or - High Density of Component = High Density PCB. The project concerns the definition, development and implementation of High Definition Printed Circuit Boards and related manufacturing processes and equipment. The challenge of the project is to: - stop the Far East coming into the European market - continue to develop exports - maintain employment - increase the skills of equipment manufacturers of the PCB and similar industries - waste avoidance instead of waste treatment. Product: The project will mark a transition between the actual PCB and the PCB of the future, in terms of: - technical performance (in particular space and width down to 70f instead of 150f in production today) - cost: index 60 instead of today's 100 - productivity: index 450 instead of today's 100 - logistics - environment - quality. Process/Equipment: PCB production requires a lot of different processes and professions: - chemistry - mechanical - photo - organisation - Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). Technical tasks consist of process innovation and equipment development in the following areas: plating, photo, solder mask, copper finishing, routing, electrical test, preparation tools and environment. Organisational tasks consist of shop floor control, TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), TQC (Total Quality Control) and ILS (Integrated Logistic Support).  FINE LINE PROJECT LEADER PROJECT LEADER PROJECT LEADER 49% Prime contractor, demonstrator development, specify line in terms of logistics/yield/panel size. Experimental design of each development/its qualification, implement the line and carry out evaluation according to specifications. 26.26 M€ The Electronics Group is a worldwide operating unit and an acknowledged partner of the electronics industry. Electronics Materials are supplying: - FR-4 laminating resins as base materials for PCBs - ARALDITE encapsulating systems for passive components and high voltage applications - ARATRONIC encapsulating systems for active devices - PROBIMER Systems as solder masks - PROBIMAGE as print and edge resist - PROBIMIDE as a cover coating for silicon wafers. 2010-10-21 08:24:11 01-Jan-1997 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/909 R 1059 7.37, 4002 -BASEL > SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 61 697 9052 > Fax. +41 61 697 8606 01-Jan-1993 Large company 48 Months HIGH DEFINITION PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS FACTORY RUE CARNOT, 51 921 56 -SURESNES > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 47 28 66 00 > Fax. +33 1 47 28 66 41 RUE CARNOT, 51 921 56 -SURESNES > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 47 28 66 00 Fax. +33 1 47 28 66 41 MRS. CAROLINE BEDRAN 1% Will develop an electrostatic spray coating process of photo imageable solder mask and electroless nickel and electroless gold deposits over copper. RUE PERRIER, 17 921 20 -MONTROUGE > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 41 17 11 11 > Fax. +33 1 41 17 11 12 PROJECT LEADER PROJECT LEADER Large company SINORG (MEYLAN) Has been involved in the treatment of the effluents of PCB manufacturing since 1975. PROSERPOL has carried out studies for CIT-ALCATEL, BULL, FRAMATOME, CIRE, FUBA, etc. PROSERPOL ATOTECH DEUTSCHLAND GMBH DOMAINE D'ECUBLENS, 34 1015 -LAUSANNE > SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 21 693 2598 > Fax. +41 21 693 3509 ERASMUSSTRASSE, 20-24 10553 -BERLIN > GERMANY Tel. +49 30 349 85 811 > Fax. +49 30 349 85 737 PROJECT LEADER MRS. CAROLINE BEDRAN Organisation activities: software and services company operating in French Administrations, local government and Industry. MRS. CAROLINE BEDRAN 4.5% Pollution reduction by continuous regeneration of spent baths. Metal recovery and recycling. Reduction of water consumption. Water recycling. PROJECT LEADER PROJECT LEADER 1.5% Information system analysis/design using CASE tools. Ergonomic study to ensure coherence of information from different sources>different operators. Schedule optimization Development of simulation tool to aid manager make decisions Large company RUE JEAN-PIERRE TIMBAUD, 8 783 91 -BOIS D'ARCY > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 30 45 90 20 > Fax. +33 1 30 45 90 50 MRS. CAROLINE BEDRAN EPFL - LABORATOIRE DE GESTION DE LA PRODUCTION ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE RUE SIGMUND FREUD, 3 691 20 -VAULX-EN-VELIN > FRANCE Tel. +33 4 78 80 08 32 > Fax. +33 4 72 04 37 78 For over 40 years the company has been a worldwide seller of chemicals for the PCB industry. They have offered ever more efficient and ecologically-minded solutions such as electrolytic copper/electrolytic tin-lead with complexing agents or fluoride. LEARONAL FRANCE is working to obtain the ISO 9001 agreement which it soon hopes to acquire. LEARONAL U.K. already has the ISO 9001 and BSI 5750 agreements. PROJECT LEADER ADEPA - AGENCE DE LA PRODUCTIQUE 3.5% Designer of "organisation" workpackage with PCI, ORIGIN and EPFL. Implementation of organisation whose schema includes: info. system, operating procedures and decision making rules. ILS, TPM and TQC improvement. Replaces SCHERING AG in the project. MRS. CAROLINE BEDRAN MRS. CAROLINE BEDRAN Share: 2% ZIRST PARC DE BUSSEROLLES, CHEMIN DU VIEUX CHENE, 30 382 40 -MEYLAN > FRANCE Tel. +33 4 76 41 25 26 > Fax. +33 4 76 41 95 85 Is involved in the complete design of an integrated production planning system (IPS) using ISEE of WESTMOUNT and an INGRES database. LPG has already developed ergonomic studies of the displays intended for the operators. LPG has experience in simulation control with SIMSCRIPT (on the scheduling of AGV in an FMS). Large company As a consultancy agency specialised in CIM, ADEPA (with 200 employees) has been involved in the development of CIM and know-how transfer to many enterprises, especially SMEs. It is involved in technology transfer mainly in Group technology, tool management, CAD/CAM implementation, producting planning control, maintenance, quality and statistical process control. It participates in several European projects: - LITE Nx 5136 - FORCE (STAPLE) - SPRINT (RA 381). 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MR. JEAN-MARC MAURETTE SME PHARMACEUTICAL AND CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL PEPTIDE (HEXARELIN) WHICH RELEASES THE GROWTH HORMONE (GH) IN ORDER TO PREPARE A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL FOR GH DEFICIENCY AND A PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATION FOR GH DEFICIENCY SYNDROMES. MR. JEAN-MARC MAURETTE SME 908 ANNOUNCED - 26-Jul-1992 Belongs to a French pharmaceutical group which wants to diversify its traditional activities to a novel therapeutic area. Its other partner (SNPE) is specialised in the preparation of highly purified amino-acids used in peptides synthesis, as well as for peptides. MEDIOLANUM FARMACEUTICI S.P.A. SNPE-PHARMASCIENCE GIE The purpose of the project is to develop pharmaceutical applications of a novel patented hexapeptide (HEXALERIN) in the field of the Growth Hormone deficiency syndrome. It is intended to develop several galenic forms, including a long term delivery system using a new technology of biocompatible polymers releasing the peptide over a long period of time such as 1 to 2 weeks, or even more if needed, according to the kinetics of action of the peptide. SNPE-PHARMASCIENCE GIE MR. JEAN-MARC MAURETTE ITALY, FRANCE The aim of the project is to develop a new drug from a novel substance, a hexapeptide (HEXALERIN), patented, that releases the Growth Hormone in humans. The development will consist of preparing suitable oral, intraveneous, subcutaneous, nasal and long term delivery galenic preparations and controlling the innocuity and therapeutic efficacy of the galenic forms. It is planned to prepare: - a diagnostic injectable form to check the integrity of the hypothalmic/pituitary axis, - a drug active in the growth deficiency syndrome in the young child. The mechanism of action of this substance is innovative since no comparable substances are already on the international market. It is also planned to follow the development in other areas dealing with anabolism in general. HEXARELIN ADMINISTRATOR ADMINISTRATOR ADMINISTRATOR will use its knowledge of pharmaceutical development to take part in the general development plan, such as in toxicology, clinical pharmacology and clinical studies. 3.74 M€ 2010-10-21 08:24:10 26-Jul-1997 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/908 VIA S.G. COTTOLENGO, 31 20 143 -MILANO > ITALY Tel. +39 02 89 13 21 > Fax. +39 02 89 12 72 12 26-Jul-1992 SME 60 Months PHARMACEUTICAL DEVELOPMENT OF HEXALERIN IN GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENCY PATHOLOGIES BOULEVARD DE LA MISSION MARCHAND, 73 924 00 -COURBEVOIE > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 43 34 31 11 > Fax. +33 1 47 68 89 07 BOULEVARD DE LA MISSION MARCHAND, 73 924 00 -COURBEVOIE > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 43 34 31 11 Fax. +33 1 47 68 89 07 None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
DR. A. DODERER Large company THE PROJECT AIMS TO PROVIDE THE MALTING AND BREWING INDUSTRY WITH BARLEY VARIETIES WITH SPECIFIC TRAITS WHICH ARE REQUIRED BY THE MARKET IN VIEW OF DEVELOPING PROCESS TECHNOLOGY AND ACHIEVING CONSUMER AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS DR. A. DODERER Large company 907 FINISHED - 01-Jan-1993 Cooperation with the breeder is assured by close cooperation between HEINEKEN and CEBECO. In addition, the French, Dutch and Danish breeders work together. HEINEKEN TECHNICAL SERVICES B.V. CEBECO ZADEN B.V. In order to achieve the overall objective the following strategy will be used: 1. Express major specific quality traits for brewing barley in molecular biology terms. 2. On the basis of 1. define novel selection criteria and provide breeders with the corresponding method and equipment. 3. Where necessary, make use of genetic transformation technology. Significant results have been obtained and the expertise will be used in the present project. The following programme is envisaged: - lipid metabolism in germinating barley. Investigation of those biochemical pathways which determine quality characteristics of the end product (Research phase and Development phase). - gene regulation and expression characterise gene promotor elements which determine hormone response and tissue- specific expression in gemination barley (Research phase). Design and test novel promotors and reporter genes (Development phase). - transformation Establish a protocol for the effective regeneration of plant material following stable genetic transformation (Research phase). Introduction of thermostable B-glucanase gene into barley (Development phase). - development of non-destructive screening method and tools to improve effective breeding for quality malting barley (Development phase). HEINEKEN TECHNICAL SERVICES B.V. DR. A. DODERER Will work on lipid metabolism and secretion of hydrolytic enzymes andensure that results are applied in the malthouse/ brewery. Additional development work will take place at other Dutch locations. THE NETHERLANDS, FRANCE, DENMARK In many fields of food production, the processes are industrialised and optimised versions of traditional recipes. The transformation of agricultural products has to undergo a series of rather empirical treatments in order to achieve the desirable quality of the end product. This is particularly true for the biochemically complex processes involved in malting and brewing. Every year several MECU are spent in the quality evaluation of new barley varieties. Breeders lack adequate tools to develop new varieties which meet the quality criteria. The consequence has been that over the past few decades (further comforted by the former E.U. agricultural policy), agronomical yield has prevailed over quality in barley production. Less than 20% of the European barley crop meets current brewing quality standards. The present project aims by means of a biomolecular approach to achieve novel barley varieties which are particularly adapted to specific quality criteria. With respect to current practices, the technologies resulting from the project will affect all stages between raw material conception and the end product. - Quality directed breeding involving new tools for the breeders (both traditional and genetic transformation) - Adaptation of varieties to changing agricultural practice (disease resistance, fertiliser requirements, etc.). - Storage conditions - Malthouse processing and quality assurance - Brewhouse processing. ABIN II SUPERVISOR, RAW MATERIALS SUPERVISOR, RAW MATERIALS SUPERVISOR, RAW MATERIALS 20.0 M€ HEINEKEN TECHNICAL SERVICES provides advice and technical/ technological assistance to operating companies worldwide. The R & D activities for HEINEKEN are coordinated from the R & D Department of HEINEKEN TECHNICAL SERVICES. 2010-10-21 08:24:10 01-Jan-1997 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/907 BURGEMEESTER SMEETSWEG, 1 2382 PH -ZOETERWOUDE > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 71 545 6655 > Fax. +31 71 545 7800 01-Jan-1993 Large company 48 Months ADAPTATION OF BARLEY FOR INDUSTRIAL NEEDS 8200 AC -LELYSTAD > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 320 28 82 44 > Fax. +31 320 28 85 18 BURGEMEESTER SMEETSWEG, 1 2382 PH -ZOETERWOUDE > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 71 545 6655 Fax. +31 71 545 7800 DR. A. DODERER None GAMLE CARLSBERG VEJ, 10 2500 -VALBY > DENMARK Tel. +45 31 22 10 22 > Fax. +45 33 27 47 41 SUPERVISOR, RAW MATERIALS SUPERVISOR, RAW MATERIALS Breeding station in Maule. Large company TNO-VOEDING - CENTRUM VOOR FYTOTECHNOLOGIE Will involve research scientists in projects located at the CARLSBERG Research Laboratory in Copenhagen and TNO in the NETHERLANDS. BSN/KRONENBOURG is the second largest beer producer in Europe and exports to the most significant markets in the world. BRASSERIES KRONENBOURG S.A. SECOBRA RECHERCHES S.A. None (NOT AVAILABLE), 78 -MAULE > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 44 35 26 10 > Fax. None None Research for HEINEKEN will be done mainly by TNO and partly by scientists from HEINEKEN R & D Departments. TNO is a fully independent, non-profit based R & D organisation with about 30 research institutes. None One project aims to develop methodologies for breeding malting and brewing purposes. SUPERVISOR, RAW MATERIALS SUPERVISOR, RAW MATERIALS None Large company RUE DE TEHERAN, 7 750 08 -PARIS > FRANCE Tel. +33 3 88 27 44 88 > Fax. +33 3 88 27 40 53 DR. A. DODERER None None None None CARLSBERG A/S Work has 2 projects: one whose aim is to develop technology to transform barley; the other on establishment of molecular basis for regulation of genes whose activities are important for satisfactory conversion of barley into quality malt. DR. A. DODERER DR. A. DODERER WASSENAARSEWEG, 64 2333 AL -LEIDEN > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 70 527 4914 > Fax. +31 70 527 4863 None Large company One of the world's major international brewers whose products are produced in 50 breweries and distributed worldwide. The CARLSBERG breweries' research branch is located at the CARLSBERG RESEARCH CENTRE in Copenhagen. In its 4 departments it employs 150 scientists and technicians and is one of the few institutes in the world which for a prolonged period of time has been conducting research on barley. This covers the entire range of activities from molecular biology to breeding. Malting and brewing researchers from the Research Centre are internationally acknowledged. 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IR. J.C.J. VERHAART Large company DEVELOPMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGICAL SYSTEMS TO REDUCE ACTIVITY OF ANTI-NUTRITIVE FACTORS. AS A RESULT NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF FEED AND FOOD WILL INCREASE, MARKET COMPETITION WILL BE IMPROVED AND EXCRETION OF NUTRIENTS INTO ENVIRONMENT REDUCED IR. J.C.J. VERHAART Large company 906 FINISHED - 01-Mar-1997 The Department has its own Experimental Station with a 1440 m2 poultry house, experimental birds kept in iron cages, also balance. The poultry research team has been working in recent years on: 1. determination of metabolizable energy (apparent and true) and availability of amino acids in feedstuffs for poultry. 2. improvement of methods of estimation of protein nutritive value 3. optimization of the use of domestically manufactured feedstuffs, tricale, rye, rapeseed meal, rapeseed oil, etc. for broiler chickens and laying hens. 4. possibilities of application of enzymatic preparations to improve digestibility of nutrients from Polish grains and to enhance phytic phosphorus availability. AUP cooperates with various international research groups, e.g. UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY and NORWAY, focused on research to improve animal diets by the use of new biotechnical methods in animal nutrition. CULTOR OY TECHNOLOGY CENTER AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF POZNAN/ANIMAL HUSBANDRY The aim is to develop new enzymes for the reduction of anti-nutritive factors (ANF) and Non Starch Polysaccharides (NSP) in feed for monogastric farm animals. There is hardly any biotechnology available for the production of ANF-ases. There are some NSP-ases available, but the enzyme activity needs to be improved and moreover, new NSP-ases have to be developed, e.g. cellulases and pectinases. The application of enzymes in processing systems for feed and special products is still a problem because enzymes are heat-sensitive. In systems for the production of feed, food and special products, heat and chemical treatments are often used. In this project special attention will be paid to the technology for the application of enzymes. The main technological aims of the project will be: Biotechnology - identification and characterisation of enzymes (proteases) capable of eliminating ANFs, antigenicity and immunogenicity of soya and other legume seeds. - development of ANF-specific enzymes, i.e. lectinases antitrypsinase, antigenicity-ase, by use of the latest technologies in enzyme development (gene modification, recombinant DNA, protein engineering, etc.). - identification and characterisation of enzymes (carbohydrases) capable of hydrolysing oligo and polysaccharides with anti-nutritive properties. Special product, feed and food production technology - development of production facilities and methods to add different enzymes with regard to optimal activity after technological treatment of the feed and food. Special attention will be paid to safety concerning human health regulations for the application of those systems and methods. - inclusion of selected enzymes in their various processing techniques i.e. solvent extraction, dry and wet separation and extrusion for the production of special products. - evaluation of activities of enzymes after different technological treatments. - Nutritional: - development of products free from ANFs resulting in improved protein digestibility. As a result, animal performance will be increased. Moreover, the excretion of nitrogen will be reduced. This is also important because governmental regulations may be expected which focus on the reduction of nitrogen excretion. - development of products with a higher energetic value due to higher carbohydrate digestibility, specially in poultry. - development of special, protein-rich products to be used in diets for veal calves, piglets, pets and fish. - development of healthy products with improved nutritional and functional properties to be used in human food. LODERS CROKLAAN B.V. (INTERNATIONAL DIVISION OF UNILEVER) IR. J.C.J. VERHAART Considerable expertise in:carbohydrate/protein chemistry and analysis, enzyme development/production. Enzyme fractionat./ characterisation techniques available and equipment for analytical/in-vitro work with selected raw materials. POLAND, THE NETHERLANDS, IRELAND, FINLAND Most feedstuffs contain substances which interfere with the digestion and utilisation of nutrients. In protein-rich components factors hampering optimal digestion and utilisation are mainly related to protein structure, antigenicity of protein and so-called Antinutritional Factors (ANFs). In carbohydrate-rich feedstuffs these factors are mainly related to substances such as pectins, lignins and other Non-Starch Polysaccharides (NSPs). The aim of this project is to develop enzymes capable of reducing the activity of factors with antinutritive properties. An example showing that the use of enzymes is a good option to reduce antinutritive effects is the success of the development of the enzyme phytase which breaks down phytic acid. There are three important areas in which protein and carbohydrate-rich products are used: - the animal raw material and feed industry. For this application the nutritional value is the most important criterion. The protein must be highly digestible to obtain a high nutritional value and to minimise the excretion of nitrogen in order to reduce environmental pollution in the form of nitrogen. The carbohydrates must be low viscous (especially for poultry) and the digestibility must be high to obtain a high energetic value. For this area the use of enzymes (mainly ANF-ases but also some NSP-ases) in combination with feed processing technology and feeding systems (wet and dry feeding) are the main interests. - the area of special diets comprising the use of special products with the aim of developing special alternative protein sources in veal calf and piglet diets and for use in diets for pets and fish. These products are generally characterised by a high protein and low carbohydrate content. At present soya protein concentrate and isolate are the main skim milk protein replacers. However, the existing products are not adequate enough for full replacement of skim milk protein, because digestibility is generally lower and the growth and performance is not optimal. The aim is to improve the digestibility of these alternative products using ANF-ases. It is preferred to include the use of enzymes in the production process of the feed component, but addition in the special diets may also be an option. - the human food and specialty feed industry. For this application not only is the nutritional value important but also the functional properties such as solubility and dispersibility. With enzymes the functional properties such as solubility may remain more intact than with processing technologies such as solvent extraction toasting, extrusion and expansion, or they can restore the functionality after such processing. For this area, ANF-ases may be of importance. It is preferred to include the enzymes in the manufacturing process of raw materials but application in the end products may also be a possibility. In biotechnological in-vitro screening tests, enzyme systems are found which break down proteinaceous ANFs very quickly in soya and peas using 40-70% moisture. However, no information is available to what extent the nutritional value is increased due to this treatment. The main activities will firstly be focused on these ANF-ases, but during the project other enzymes will also be involved. Main research items will be identification, development and production of ANF-ases and other enzymes, testing and optimisation of the enzyme systems, evaluation of the enzyme stability in feed and food production and systems and testing the effects on nutritional value of the treated products and functional properties. ELANEZ TECHNICAL MANAGER, SPECIALITY FEED INGREDIENTS TECHNICAL MANAGER, SPECIALITY FEED INGREDIENTS TECHNICAL MANAGER, SPECIALITY FEED INGREDIENTS Test newly developed enzymes in broiler chicken diets. Major aim:improve availability of nutrients of Polish grains,wheat tricale, barley, rye. Experiments to improve digestibility of soybean meal/fodder fats and effect on carcass quality. 1.58 M€ The central research laboratory of the CULTOR Group and a subcontractor in this project. Over the last 4 years feed enzyme work has focused on soybean meal and other plant protein sources. Methods for in-vitro screening and experiments have been developed as well as relevant analysis of substrates and end products. Specific enzymes (substrate targeted) have been developed. 2010-10-21 08:24:09 01-Mar-2001 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/906 SOKERITEHTAANTIE, 20 024 60 -KANTVIK > FINLAND Tel. +358 9 297 481 > Fax. +358 9 298 2203 01-Mar-1997 Large company 48 Months ELIMINATION OF ANTI-NUTRITIVE EFFECTS OF FEED COMPONENTS BY ENZYMES WOLYNSKA, 33 60-637 -POZNAN > POLAND Tel. +48 61 848 7225 > Fax. +48 61 848 7226 HOGEWEG, 1 1520 AA -WORMERVEER > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 75 629 2398 Fax. +31 75 621 8881 IR. J.C.J. VERHAART One of the largest enzyme producers in the world with wide range of enzymes with applications in animal feed. Also leading company in development of new and/or specific enzyme activities based on protein engineering/gene technology. UTRECHTSEWEG, 48 3704 HE -ZEIST > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 30 694 4144 > Fax. +31 30 695 7224 TECHNICAL MANAGER, SPECIALITY FEED INGREDIENTS TECHNICAL MANAGER, SPECIALITY FEED INGREDIENTS Company producing compound feed, various pre-mixes and special diets for animal feed, pet food and human nutrition. Well equiped with laboratories and facilities for nutritional research. Large company LODERS CROKLAAN B.V. (INTERNATIONAL DIVISION OF UNILEVER) Has many years' experience in the development, production and application of enzyme products aimed at a wide range of end-use industrial sectors. Their expertise lies within the entire area of biotechnology, covering gene technology, enzyme application, enzyme production (both submerged and solid-state fermentation), separation technology, fractionation and the development of specific analytical techniques. KERRY BIO-SCIENCE IRELAND UTD-MENGVOEDER B.V. CULTOR OY, 105 002 41 -HELSINKI > FINLAND Tel. +358 9 134 411 > Fax. +358 9 134 413 33 WEST KANAALDIJK, 6 3606 AA -MAARSSEN > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 30 248 37 81 > Fax. +31 30 246 36 80 TECHNICAL MANAGER, SPECIALITY FEED INGREDIENTS IR. J.C.J. VERHAART International division of QUEST, producing and marketing a range of speciality fats and protein products for food and feed. Specialised in the application and development of various processing techniques i.e. solvent extraction, dry and wet separation, and extrusion. IR. J.C.J. VERHAART One of the world's leading enzyme producers with a wide range of enzymes with applications in food/feed industries. It is at the forefront of technology in the development of specific enzyme systems to service these industries. TECHNICAL MANAGER, SPECIALITY FEED INGREDIENTS TECHNICAL MANAGER, SPECIALITY FEED INGREDIENTS Data from its research in this area over last 3 years, access to CULTOR and GENENCOR laboratories/expertise, own expertise in animal nutrition, digestive physiology, feed ingredient chemistry and enzymology. Large company CARRIGALINE, -KILNAGLEARY > IRELAND Tel. +353 21 372 541 > Fax. +353 21 372 652 IR. J.C.J. VERHAART ZYMERS OY FINNFEEDS (NOT AVAILABLE), 024 60 -KANTVIK > FINLAND Tel. +358 9 297 4660 > Fax. +358 9 298 2203 This company is a subcontractor in the project and has many years' experience in the development, production and application of enzymes in many industries and industrial processes. Their expertise lies within the entire area of biotechnology with specific emphasis on protein engineering purification, fractionation and analysis. TECHNICAL MANAGER, SPECIALITY FEED INGREDIENTS TNO-IVT - NUTRITION AND FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE Enzyme systems reducing ANF activity rapidly in in-vitro systems, knowledge of identification/evaluation of enzyme activity, experience of nutritional evaluation of bio- chemically-treated products, digestive physiology research. Development/optimisation of techniques for adding enzymes to feed (before/after pelleting).Evaluation of enzyme adding process(in-vitro),effects on animal production (lab.scale); development of quick, laboratory screening methods. IR. J.C.J. VERHAART IR. J.C.J. VERHAART Know-how on the processing of speciality protein products Knowledge on raw material characterisation/in-vitro evaluat. Experienced application of protein products in young animals Feeds and enzyme usage in combination with protein products. HOGEWEG, 1 1520 AA -WORMERVEER > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 75 629 2398 > Fax. +31 75 621 8881 The Group is specialised in R & D, production and application of enzymes in feed and food. Moreover, it has experience in animal nutrition, feed ingredients, chemistry and enzymology. Large company Subcontractor in the project. Independent research organisation. Specialised in research on animal and human nutrition and physiology. Moreover, they are well equipped with chemical and biochemical laboratories and feed and food processing facilities. Large company Large company Large company GENENCOR INTERNATIONAL EUROPE LIMITED NUTRECO (BOXMEER) CEHAVE N.V. Installation of new equipment for enzyme dosing. Screening of effect of pelleting of enzyme activity in the feed in broiler and piglet diets. Tests on spraying enzymes on feeds after pelleting. Production of experimental diets. IR. J.C.J. VERHAART Company specialising in the production of compound feeds, protein and other pre-mixes and special diets for animal feed. In their integrated system they also produce end products such as meat and eggs. They are well equipped with laboratories and facilities for nutritional research. POZBAC PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO PRZEMYSLU PASZOWEGO S.A. Major supplier of compound feeds and meat products in Europe. The business group comprises major enterprises such as HENDRIX' VOEDERS, MERA, NORIA and NANTA. WSPOLNA, 40 61-479 -POZNAN > POLAND Tel. +48 61 300 565 > Fax. +48 61 301 471 In-vitro tests: testing/evaluation of ANF-ases in developmt. ANF and antigenicity analysis, etc. In-vivo tests:evaluation of ANF-ases in growth and/or digestibility trials (poultry/ pigs). Application of ANF-ases in feed production systems. Large company PATER VAN DE ELSENLAAN, 4 5460 BC -VEGHEL > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 413 38 22 55 > Fax. +31 413 38 26 98 TECHNICAL MANAGER, SPECIALITY FEED INGREDIENTS VEERSTRAAT, 38 5830 AE -BOXMEER > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 485 58 99 66 > Fax. +31 485 57 39 93 Large company TECHNICAL MANAGER, SPECIALITY FEED INGREDIENTS Application/optimization of ANF-ases in feed production sys. Testing of process technological developments in compound feed prod'n systems on ANF-ase activity. Evaluation of ANF- -ases in growth/digestibility trials with pigs and poultry. Large company IR. J.C.J. VERHAART IR. J.C.J. VERHAART TECHNICAL MANAGER, SPECIALITY FEED INGREDIENTS The company has three feed mixing plants: 1. Grodzisk Plant - efficiency of mixing line 10t - pelleting line: 9 t/h - automatic dosing system - storage capacity: * 8100 t/raw materials * 1000 t/final products. 2. Szamotuly plant - efficency of mixing line - 13t/h - efficiency of pelleting line - 12t/h - automatic dosing system - storage capacity: * 4500t/raw material * 300 t/final products. 3. Mroczen plant - efficiency of mixing line - 4.5t/h - storage capacity: * 700 t/raw materials * 150 t/final products 80% of produced feeds is for poultry, 15% for pigs and 5% for dairy cattle. The company has its own premix plant in Kozmin - annual production 8000 t, and two rendering plants: - annual production 3000 t. The POZBAC company has been cooperating with AUP with the last 6 years on the application of chemically-improved waste oil and fats in complete feedstuffs. The POZBAC plants apply relatively modern pelleting and dosing systems. One of the aims of the project is also to adapt the dosing systems for enzyme application. 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DR. (MED) GEERT ENSING Large company TERBIUM-161 PRODUCTION BY IRRADIATION IN GADOLINIUM REACTOR, CHEMICAL SEPARATION OF TB-161, LABELLING OF PEPTIDES WITH TB161,STUDY OF INTRA-OPERATIVE DETECTION OF TUMORAL TISSUES WITH TB161 PEPTIDES IN ANIMALS/LIMITED NUMBER OF PATIENTS DR. (MED) GEERT ENSING Large company 905 FINISHED - 01-Jan-1993 - Biotechnology - Animal modelling - Radiochemistry - Radio-Immuno-Guided surgery (RIGS) in animal model and in patients - Radio Imaging both with single proton emission tomography and positron emission tomography. VUB - CYCLOTRON UNIT VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL HOSPITALE SAN RAFFAELE The accurate staging of tumors in general remains one of the most important clinical challenges. In many areas of the human body it is often difficult to distinguish benign from malignant tissue using conventional imaging methods. Receptor imaging in nuclear medicine is an emerging technique that uses radio-labelled receptor-specific agents to accurately image tissues that posses the relevant receptor. In-111 labelled pentetreotide (OctreoScan 111) is one of the first synthetic compounds, not based on monoclonal antibodies, that reliably shows uptake in somatostatin receptor-positive tissues. Pentetreotide is a synthetic octapeptide. Some of the tumors (either primary or their metastases) can be extremely small (mm size) and because of this small size they are not readily distinguishable using conventional imaging techniques (MRI, CT). Even with OctreoScan 111 it is conceivable, that not all receptor-positive tissues will be imaged because of disturbing background activity, or lesions being too small to be seen with the gamma camera. Nevertheless, such small tumors can result in life threatening symptoms (e.g. insulinoma) and must, if possible, be removed surgically. Also, during surgery the surgeon needs assurance that all receptor-positive (tumoral) tissues are being removed, even though manual or visual inspections of the operation area is negative. The new technique in this project proposal can be used to detect sources of radiation that are very small. When the pentetreotide is labelled with a suitable radio-isotope, the surgeon can, intraoperatively, use a handheld device to count radiation (a "probe") to find the lesions in which there is increased uptake of the radio-pharmaceutical. The concept behind the use of pentetreotide labelled with Terbium Tb-161 is based on the sequential effects of Tb-161. Because the isotope has sufficient beta emissions to be useful as a therapeutic agent, an injected dose would have a cell killing effect due to the uptake in receptor- positive tumors, leading to tumor cell necrosis. However, it the surgeon wants to excise tumor tissue, the gamma emissions of Tb-161 would permit the accurate detection of the lesions, that are already being "attacked" by the betas. The overall result could be a treatment schedule on injection of a Tb-161 labelled receptor- specific agent, followed after 2-4 weeks by an excision of the (already partially necrotic) tissue. If the above-mentioned technique for the pentetreotide appears feasible, the probability is very high that it will also be applicable to other tumors with receptors for certain peptides. MALLINCKRODT MEDICAL B.V. DR. (MED) GEERT ENSING 1. Irradiation of Gadolinium oxide and production yield determination of Tb-161. 2.2-step separation of non-carrier added Tb-161. 3. (Radio)chemical purity analyses.4.Stability of product. 5. Recovery of enriched Gd-160 oxide. Share: 23% THE NETHERLANDS, ITALY, BELGIUM Recently, it has been shown to be possible to visualise the primary, as well as metastatic tumor localisations of neuroendocrine cancers with somatostatin by external receptor imaging. The advantages of visualising tumor localisation in-vivo have been extended by developments where a small sized "probe", consisting of a small scintillation crystal connected to a measuring apparatus, is used intra-operatively by the surgeon to detect, on the basis of radioactivity measurements, whether a particular radioisotope is present in higher or lower amounts, thus allowing localisation of a particular process during surgery. The idea, to be evaluated in the feasibility phase of this EUREKA project, is to use gamma-emitting isotopes, coupled to somatostatin-like compounds, to find corresponding receptor positive tumors. For this reason, a patent application, in the name of MALLINCKRODT MEDICAL B.V., has been handed in, where Tb-161 is named, bound to pentetreotide, a somatostatin analogue. Tb-161 is a short-lived isotope (T 1/2 about 7 days), that emits low energy gamma rays (lower than 50 keV, 20%) and low energy beta rays. Theoretically, it is an ideal isotope for the probe connected search, because of its half life and radiation characteristics. Tb-161 can be produced carrier-free (from Gd), and, being a lanthanide, will be bound strongly by the DTPA-group of pentetreotide. The aim of the feasibility study is to be able to image (by means of a "probe") somatostatin-like-positive tissue in animals. The project can be broken down in the following phases: 1. Separation chemistry, to separate the Tb-161 from Gd, in order to have carrier-free material to bind to DTPA-derived peptides (VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL - VUB) 2. Optimalisation of labelling, if possible to provide the end-product in the form of a "hot liquid" of Tb-161 peptide (MALLINCKRODT MEDICAL B.V.). 3. Stability experiments on the chemical purity of the end-product (MALLINCKRODT MEDICAL, VUB). 4. Binding experiments to receptors and receptor-positive tissue (Rotterdam, Milano). 5. In-vivo tests on normal and receptor-positive tumor- bearing animals, in order to assess biodistribution and dosimetry (Milano, Rotterdam). After the feasibility study has been concluded successfully: 1. Human clinical trials will be set up to prove efficacy and absence of toxicity in patients. The end-goal will be registration. 2. This method will be extended to several fields of interest (e.g. breast cancer, melanoma, endocrine pancreatic tumors) using the same radio-pharmaceutical. RECEPTORSEARCH 161 DIRECTOR OF R & D EUROPE DIRECTOR OF R & D EUROPE DIRECTOR OF R & D EUROPE 1.Expansion of cell lines/injection of nude mice with tumor cells.2. Equipment calibration for TB-161. 3.Performance in- vitro/in-vivo stability studies. 4. Performance localisation pharmo-kinetic studies in mice. 5. Autoradiography studies. 0.26 M€ VUB's Cyclotron Department has expertise in the fields of: 1. Irradiation technology 2. Radiochemical separations on hot material 3. Radioanalytical and analytical chemistry 4. Development of computer-controlled automated systems for radiochemical separations including Computer-Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) of manifolds. 5. Radiation protection and dosimetry. 2010-10-21 08:24:08 30-Apr-1994 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/905 LAARBEEKLAAN, 103 1090 -BRUXELLES > BELGIUM Tel. +32 2 477 4860 > Fax. +32 2 477 4855 01-Jan-1993 Large company 16 Months FEASIBILITY STUDY:APPLICATION OF NEW RADIO-LABELLED PEPTIDES IN A METHOD OF INTRA-OPERATIVE DETECTION OF TUMORAL TISSUES VIA OLGETTINA, 60 20 132 -MILANO > ITALY Tel. +39 02 21 72 482 > Fax. +39 02 26 45 202 WESTERDUINWEG, 3 1755 ZG -PETTEN > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 224 56 78 90 Fax. +31 224 56 70 08 None None None None DIRECTOR OF R & D EUROPE None None MALLINCKRODT MEDICAL B.V. None None None None None None None MM as a whole and its R & D in particular has expertise in the following fields: - radiochemistry - irradiation technology - radio-labelling technology - product development - (radio) analytical chemistry - registration - marketing. None None None None None None None DR. (MED) GEERT ENSING None None None None None None None None None 1. General project coordination between partners. 2. Labelling of the peptides with Tb-161, determine proper formulation. 3.Study of chemical stability of radio-labelled product. 4. Performing acute toxicity study. Share: 33%. WESTERDUINWEG, 3 1755 ZG -PETTEN > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 224 56 78 90 > Fax. +31 224 56 70 08 None None None None Large company None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
MR. ROLAND PESTY Large company MEMBRAIN WILL DEVELOP A STANDARD SOFTWARE INTEGRATION PLATFORM TO ENHANCE THE CAPABILITY OF MAJOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DECISION MAKERS THROUGH THE INTENSIVE USE OF ADVANCED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES. MR. ROLAND PESTY Large company 904 ANNOUNCED - 01-Mar-1993 The development of the Lodz application will rely on the expertise of all the relevant Administrations. The members of the VOIVODESHIP Rescue Committee in Lodz are: - Director of the Ambulance Service - Director of the Environmental Protection Department VOIVODESHIP Office - Chief Inspector of the Fire Brigade - Chief Inspector of the Police - VOIVODESHIP Inspector for Environmental Protection - representatives from the Army and Civil Defence. TECNOPOLIS CSATA NOVUS ORTUS LODZ VOIVODESHIP OFFICE / DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION MEMBRAIN will rely on, and innovate in several key baseline technologies. The use of many of these technologies will be common to several functional modules, thus promoting the technological coherence of the global offer: * Knowledge-Based Systems (KBS) - The process and activities constituting MEM are extremely difficult to formalise in a comprehensive manner. Much of MEM know-how is derived in fact from "expert intuition" and the success of many MEM enterprises has been attributed to the decision-maker having had the "right gut reaction" at precisely the right moment. Any MEM system development should therefore be based to a great extent on an analysis and formalization of human expert knowledge. Based on this assumption, the move to knowledge-based MEM system development has already started. Yet all such relevant "Expert Systems" operate in a stand-alone manner, covering a limited functional aspect of the overall problem. MEMBRAIN's novelty is in the goal of integrating knowledge-based components at the critical nodes of the comprehensive MEM system. The interaction between these "expertise modules" and other services of the system will make their utilization all that much more useful. Furthermore, the project will develop its knowledge-based components using tried methods and tool support i.e., Common KADS which is a de facto European standard. * Multi-Media - The decision-maker is virtually "bombarded" with a huge quantity of information at the time of a Major Emergency. This information comes from many divergent and heterogeneous sources and thus takes on many forms. In order to be fully effective the decision-maker will typically utilise at the time of an emergency: textual safety plans, maps of the emergency zone, satellite photos showing how the phenomenon is evolving, voice-based communication with the actors on-site, close-up video images of the emergency zone's epicentre, 3D graphical representations of high-risk elements within the emergency zone. The use of rich multimedia interfaces in MEM systems, is virtually inexistent. MEMBRAIN will enable utilisation of 3D graphical dispaly, voice recognition, voice synthesis, video images and text display, as well as provide important Help and Guidance services to make their use more effective. * Simulation - The MEM decision-maker is at times personally responsible for the well being, if not the actual survival, of entire populations. This overwhelming responsibility has often in the past stood in the way of the rapid initiative which is called for in such cases. An effective way of encouraging swift, thoughtful action would be to provide the decision-maker with tools allowing him to simulate the eventual effects of his actions upon populations, property and the environment. Such support would be a decisive factor in reassuring the decision-maker of the outcome of his decisions. Simulation technology will therefore be used in many of the services of the MEMBRAIN system, e.g: resource management, evacuation management. The novelty of simulation used by MEMBRAIN will reside essentially in the Training subsystem which will make extensive use of simulation technology in order to prepare decision-makers for action within a "virtual real life environment", as well as validate their MEM procedures. CAP GEMINI INNOVATION (BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT) MR. ROLAND PESTY PORTUGAL, POLAND, NORWAY, ITALY, GREECE, FRANCE, FINLAND, DENMARK MEMBRAIN will develop and make commercially available an industrial-quality system to support the major activities of the Management of Major Emergencies (MEM). Its main goal is to define and implement a standard European software and hardware platform for MEM, configurable to operate in a variety of national and application areas. This goal will be attained through enhancing the performance of the human factors bearing the responsibility of decision-making in the case of a Major Emergency. The effectiveness of MEM decision-making depends on the availability of timely information and on the access to means of control over resources. MEMBRAIN will utilise standard, state-of-the-art technology to provide decision-makers with pertinent information and powerful control capabilities in the aftermath of a major crisis. The project will draw on experience in the fields of Risk Management, Information Technology, Knowledge Engineering and Telecommunications. The MEM scene is in need of a thorough assessment of existing systems, a standardised framework for their integration as well as the enhancement of their use. Development will be organised to produce computer-based tools as the constituting elements of the operational, comprehensive MEMBRAIN system. Each of these tools covers a certain MEM-related functionality (e.g. evacuation management, data-acquisition, telecommunication platform, message management, multimedia command station). These functional modules will each be operational as stand-alone systems yet MEMBRAIN's full power will be obtained through the synergy resulting from their interaction. Of special interest is MEMBRAIN's simulation-based training system, which will be used to prepare decision-makers to crisis management as well as to validate existing MEM procedures in a "virtually-lifelike environment". The consortium's motivation for carrying out this project is based on the firm belief that the next significant increase in MEM effectiveness will be obtained through improvement of information availability as well as the integration of tools supporting management activities. The project brings together industrial partners and R & D institutions with an outstanding record in the development of a Major Emergency Management (MEM) support. All partners currently have at their disposal operational systems, each covering a single aspect of activity of global MEM. The project's main pole of action will consist, in fact, in developing an integration platform allowing relevant, existing systems to cooperate through the use of a common, federating framework. The integration of existing component systems, through their enhancement will allow users to capitalise on past investment in the field as the basis for their next generation of MEM support. In addition, it will enable consortium partners to propose to their clients a consistent, reasonably priced MEM offer. Well aware of the crucial role of the human decision-maker in determining the effectiveness of MEM measures, the consortium has carried over its user-centred approach into the actual definition of the project's work programme Indeed, all developments carried out by the project will be validated through their integration within real life applications at hazard-prone sites in several participating countries. These applications will provide the project with valuable validation of its results throughout the project's duration. The project's management schems is that of independent, application driven, national subprojects, tightly coupled within a federating, technological framework: the MEMBRAIN project. MEMBRAIN DIRECTEUR DIRECTEUR DIRECTEUR Functional definition of current organisation of personnel, procedures, etc. re: Transport of Hazardous Materials in Lodz region and functions of relevant information system. Polish experts/engineers in THM for specification tasks. 32.11 M€ 2010-10-21 08:24:07 31-Mar-1998 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/904 STRADA PROVINCIALE LE CASAMASSIMA, KM. 3 70 010 -VALENZANO > ITALY Tel. +39 080 8770 230 > Fax. +39 080 6951 868 01-Mar-1993 Large company 61 Months DECISION-SUPPORT INTEGRATION PLATFORM FOR MAJOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PIOTRKOWSKA, 104 90-926 -LODZ > POLAND Tel. +48 42 360 531 > Fax. +48 42 320 249 RUE DE THIERS, 86-90 921 00 -BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 49 10 51 00 Fax. +33 1 49 10 25 38 MR. ROLAND PESTY Achievement of an intelligent simulator to face the Lisbon earthquake disaster intended for policy making and training purposes. KANSLERINKATU, 8 331 01 -TAMPERE > FINLAND Tel. +358 3 316 3283 > Fax. +358 3 316 3282 DIRECTEUR DIRECTEUR Much experience in the installation of complex information systems for municipal and government authorities. The participants in MEMBRAIN have particular GIS experience. Large company INST. NATIONAL DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES The Environmental Applications Group is active in: - providing the industry with expert advice on the selection and use of state-of-the-art Environmental Informatics Technology - developing novel IT-based Management tools for environmental management, using AI, hypertext, multi-media technology. - Participation in related European R & D projects: e.g. ENS ENVIRONET ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER LIMITED SIEMENS NIXDORF INFORMATION SYSTEMS LTD. FREDERIKSBORGVEJ, 399 4000 -ROSKILDE > DENMARK Tel. +45 42 37 12 12 > Fax. +45 42 36 06 09 LOUHELANTIE, 10 026 01 -ESPOO > FINLAND Tel. +358 9 507 21 > Fax. +358 9 507 3339 DIRECTEUR MR. ROLAND PESTY Experience in hazard evaluation and risk asessment for French competent authorities, industrial firms and insurance companies. Accidents covered are: explosions, fires and chemical releases and dispersion in air. 30 years' experience in the detection of flammable and toxic gases. Gas sensor development and evaluation laboratories. Technology trasfer to manufacturers and industry. Member of international standardisation groups (IEC, EEO, etc.). MR. ROLAND PESTY Development of a telecommunications platform for major emergency management based on standard network architectures Development of a specific Greek application including its operation on-site. DIRECTEUR DIRECTEUR Message Management Service module to fulfil needs of IT support in MEM to provide timely/relevant info; Training/ Evaluation module to train coordinated actions of agents coping with emergencies; evaluate MEM through simulation. Large company MAROUSSI, PISIEROS DOUSSI, 10 151 24 -ATHENS > GREECE Tel. +30 10 80 646 60 > Fax. +30 10 80 613 18 MR. ROLAND PESTY RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY/CHEMICAL DEPARTMENT RUA DA ESCOLA POLITECNICA, 58 1200 -LISBON > PORTUGAL Tel. +351 21 396 1521 > Fax. +351 21 395 3327 LISBON UNIVERSITY is a public institution. Its Geophysics Centre is composed of a prestigious group of scientists whose work has actively contributed to developing research in geophysics in PORTUGAL, providing the necessary geo- physical data in various applications and serving different users. In this group more than 20 Ph.D. degrees have been earned over the past 15 years, making an important impact on environmental research in PORTUGAL. The ICTE, an institution regrouping the Portuguese UNIVERSITIES of LISBON, PORTO, COIMBRA, AVEIRO, TRAS OS MONTES, EVORA and the ALGARVE whose main aim is to promote scientific and technological research in the field of the Earth and space studies. Specialists of the UNIVERSITY OF LISBON have been involved in research studies since 1979, concerning seismic phenomena in the Lisbon area, in collaboration with the Municipality. The Group has called the Civil Protection Authorities' attention to the need to define an emergency plan urgently taking into consideration studies carried out by a large group of specialists in this field, and promoting its improvement. Thanks to the many positive responses of the Lisbon Municipality and Civil Protection Authorities, a fully-fledged MEM project can now be initiated for the Lisbon area through the MEMBRAIN Portuguese pilot application. DIRECTEUR VTT/TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND (TAMPERE) In cooperation with VTT. Major contributor in: financial management of Finnish subproject, requirement analysis for pilot application, marketing results to other clients in FINLAND, development of Finnish pilot application. MR. ROLAND PESTY MR. ROLAND PESTY Workpackage on reliability/validation/deployment of sensors/ data acquisition systems.Specifications will be issued after validation. A general methodology for choosing relevant detectors and data acquisition systems will be developed. PARC TECHNOLOGIQUE ALATA, 605 50 -VERNEUIL-EN-HALATTE > FRANCE Tel. +33 3 44 55 66 77 > Fax. +33 3 44 55 66 99 The System Analysis Department has expertise in: 1. Decision-making in complex environments including information flow analysis and cognitive task analysis 2. Knowledge acquisition methods 3. Risk management and consequence modelling research. This experience has been applied to emergencies in nuclear safety, operational reliability, pollution, etc. In relation with MEMBRAIN, RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY is managing a project aimed at a computer-based system capable of supporting complex decision-making in MEM. Large company Large company Large company Large company INSTITUTO DE CIENCIAS, DA TERRA E DO ESPACO OCEANOR A/S - OCEANOGRAPHIC COMPANY OF NORWAY QUASAR CONSULTANTS A/S Development of a conceptual model of emergency management information, development of technologies/software for use of safety analysis results in emergency management, scientific coordination of the Finnish subproject. MR. ROLAND PESTY Scientific consultant with special expertise in the field of industrial and offshore safety, work environment and risk management. Within these fields, QUASAR has developed several application-oriented computer programs which are marketed and sold internationally. The personnel comprise an interdisciplinary group of M. Sc. engineers with varied backgrounds and experience. VTT/SAFETY ENGINEERING LABORATORY TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND Offers consultancy services in the fields of applied oceanography, marine meteorology and pollution. Company products include oceanographic data measurements and analysis with application to the operational planning and design of marine structures, pipelines, ships, deep sea mining activities, harbours, marine terminals and fish farms. Services are also provided on aspects of water pollution in coastal waters, wave energy exploitation and thermal energy systems. Marine climate assessments are also commonly provided for various clients. Recognised international experience on marine instrumentation, telecommunications, data processing, analysis plus physical modelling of the marine environment, with special emphasis on Real-Time systems. TEKNIIKANKATU, 1 331 01 -TAMPERE > FINLAND Tel. +358 3 316 3210 > Fax. +358 3 316 3499 Provide MEM system with evacuation management system (EMS) based on simulation technology, ensure sufficient/updated information on hazardous chemical/radioactive substances is easily accessible (CARIS) and useable as decision-support. Large company HARBITAZALLEEN, 12 0275 -OSLO > NORWAY Tel. +47 22 73 08 60 > Fax. +47 22 73 09 10 DIRECTEUR PIR-SENTERET, 7462 -TRONDHEIM > NORWAY Tel. +47 73 54 52 00 > Fax. +47 73 54 52 01 Large company DIRECTEUR Environmental information system to describe the past, present and future state of environment during a major emergency. Large company MR. ROLAND PESTY MR. ROLAND PESTY DIRECTEUR The Safety Engineering Laboratory has wide experience in the development of safety analysis methods and in the development of knowledge-based tools for safety analysts. Recently, a project was completed where a software package for the use of safety analysis results operator support was studied. This project was carried out in cooperation with VTT's Electrical and Automation Engineering Laboratory. Their relevant expertise includes reliability analysis decision support for energy production. They also participate in the ESPRIT ISEM project. CAP GEMINI INNOVATION (BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT) DIRECTEUR MR. ROLAND PESTY Has participated in and led numerous related European R & D projects. Among its most outstanding achievements: - the KDS (ESPRIT) methodology for KBS development - a European standard - FORMENTOR (EUREKA) system for real time, knowledge-based decision support in monitoring risk prone industrial processes - ESPRIT projects: SDUNDIAL, INTUITIVE, PLUS and FAST, dealing with aspects of multimedia user interfaces - INFOTHERMA (EUREKA): dealint with standard access to geographic information systems (GIS). Development of a multimedia workstation integrating all systems decision support services. Definition of systems architecture. Knowledge-based analysis of MEM activities. Project management. RUE DE THIERS, 86-90 921 00 -BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 49 10 51 00 > Fax. +33 1 49 10 25 38 Large company None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
MR. LIONEL COLIN SME THE AIM IS TO DEVELOP NEW FORMWORK SYSTEMS WHICH INCREASE PROFITABILITY OF FORMWORK OPERATIONS, INCREASE SAFETY AND REDUCE THE LABORIOUSNESS OF WORK. THESE SYSTEMS WILL CONSIST OF INNOVATIVE HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL COMPOSITE PANELS. MR. LIONEL COLIN SME 903 ANNOUNCED - 02-Jan-1993 manufactures glass fibre sheets and has much experience with composites. SOFRAMAT S.A. VETROTEX ESPANA S.A. The aim of the ALPHI project is therefore to develop new formwork systems: * In the first phase, without re-examination of current systems, work will concentrate on the development of new and innovative composite formwork panels for horizontal and vertical formwork which meet the requirements of surface rigidity and finish. Initial work will concern the horizontal panel; the vertical panel will then be developed on the experience gained. Safety and ergonomic factors will be considered. * Secondly, the work will attempt to integrate some of the other functions mentioned above and design new formwork systems. The study is programmed to take 3 years and will be concerned with: * specification of the constituent materials of the structure, * structure dimensions, * verification of technical and economic feasibility, * examination of ergonomics, esthetic design, and case of panel use and application, * production of a pilot run to test structural weather resistance, * examination of panel repairs, * examination of elimination of unusable panels, * research into the possible inclusion of other functions and design of new systems. SOFRAMAT S.A. MR. LIONEL COLIN Will be the project manager, will participate in all tasks and will be responsible for on-site testing. FRANCE, SPAIN, GERMANY The problems of laborious work and safety encountered on building sites are considerable. Currently in FRANCE, there is one injury every 20 minutes and one death by falling from formwork per working day; the figures for other European countries are similar. Objectives of increased safety and reduced laboriousness have often seemed to conflict with profit maximization. For a building and public works company, site profitability is based on: * minimum application time, which implies: + formwork structures which are easy to handle, + re-usable panels, + minimum formwork installation time, + quick dismantling. * a minimum number of stoppages. Formwork is therefore required which can be dismantled very quickly after the concrete has been heaped, for quick re-use. The aim of the ALPHI project is to develop new formwork systems which increase the profitablity of formwork operations, increase safety and reduce the laboriousness of work. These systems will consist of innovative horizontal and vertical composite panels. These panels must have the following characteristics: + Be modular, ergonomically designed and relatively light for hand carrying with safe application and increased productivity. + Be as easy to use as existing panels and constitute a formworking system. + Have a re-use factor greater than 150, and be subsequently suitable for ecological upgrading, recycling or disposal. + Not adhere to concrete. They must not require the use of formwork oil and must be easy to clean and restore. + Be capable of being abutted together during assembly, with no defects, for a good final surface condition. The ALPHI project is planned to take 3 years and will consist of: + development of horizontal formwork + development of vertical formwork + research into new functions available from this new formwork range. It will be aimed at the international market, initially in Europe, respecting national safety standards and limits. ALPHI PROJECT COORDINATOR PROJECT COORDINATOR PROJECT COORDINATOR will provide its skill in structural modelling and calculation, testing and design, and will carry out work into elimination of scrap products. 1.53 M€ a company specialising in the hire and sale of equipment for the building industry. Its performance stems from the fact that it does not limit itself to equipment hire or sale, but provides an advanced service in terms of formwork design, customer equipment maintenance, site design office and training. This activity gives it in-depth knowledge of the expectations of professionals. 2010-10-21 08:24:06 02-Dec-1995 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/903 ZONE INDUSTRIELLE DE L'ALBANNE, 734 91 -LA RAVOIRE > FRANCE Tel. +33 4 79 28 28 00 > Fax. +33 4 79 28 27 71 02-Jan-1993 SME 35 Months MODULAR ERGONOMIC FORMWORK FOR THE BUILDING INDUSTRY CTRA. MADRID-BARCELONA, KM 34,500 28800 -ALCALA DE HENARES > SPAIN Tel. +34 91 885 5813 > Fax. +34 91 885 5810 ZONE INDUSTRIELLE DE L'ALBANNE, 734 91 -LA RAVOIRE > FRANCE Tel. +33 4 79 28 28 00 Fax. +33 4 79 28 27 71 MR. LIONEL COLIN None LOCAL 10, C/ I.F.N.I., A/N -ST. ADRIAN DE BESOS > SPAIN Tel. > Fax. PROJECT COORDINATOR PROJECT COORDINATOR the scientific and technical research centre for the French building industry. Its Materials Laboratory has valuable experience of composites. SME FRIEDRICH ISCHEBECK GMBH None None CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT (CSTB) None RUE JOSEPH FOURNIER, 24 384 00 -ST.-MARTIN-D'HERES > FRANCE Tel. +33 4 76 76 25 25 > Fax. +33 4 76 44 20 46 None None a medium-sized German company which designs and manufactures formwork, in particular the IVH modular system for horizontal formwork. It is a European leader with establishments in most of the major countries, plus the USA (subsidiaries in the U.K.; The NETHERLANDS and the USA). None None None PROJECT COORDINATOR None None None MR. LIONEL COLIN None None None None PROINTER 85, S.A. Will be responsible for the industrial implementation and manufacture of the panels. Responsible for its work on specification of composite structure and the choice of materials. Given CSTB's role on standards and approvals, its participation will allow these aspects to be directly considered. MR. LIONEL COLIN None will take part in the work into esthetic product design, and will design a complete system which will retain its consistency with time and will satisfy the safety standards in force in each target country. LOHER STRASSE, 51-69 58256 -ENNEPETAL > GERMANY Tel. +49 2333 8305-0 > Fax. +49 2333 8305 55 None SME a Spanish company specialising in plastic materials processing, and in particular production of panels for the motor industry and sandwich panels. It is experienced in working with different products and is an expert in varied application techniques. 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MR. LIONEL PICARD SME DRASTICALLY REDUCE TOWARDS ZERO THE DUMPING OF WASTES/SCRAP FROM THE FOUNDRY INDUSTRY. TASKS WILL ADDRESS THE RECYCLING OF ALL WASTE PRODUCTS:SAND,FUSION BY-PRODUCTS/MISCELLANEOUS SCRAP INCLUDING PILOT APPLICATIONS AND TESTING IN PLANTS. MR. LIONEL PICARD SME 902 FINISHED - 01-Jan-1993 Iron foundry, whose main products are chrome iron and iron metal. Facilities: shell moulding, green sands and chemical setting-sands, X-ray, Gammagraphy, electric arc-furnaces, induction furnaces, etc. Products from 0.1 to 20 kg. FEURSMETAL MAGOTTEAUX S.A. Foundry scrap is made up of the following broad families: * chemical-setting sands * green sands * fusion by-products * miscellaneous scrap. The work plan has been divided into 9 broad tasks: * Tasks 1 to 5 focus on processing sands: Task 1 - optimum recycling of chemical-setting sands Task 2 - optimum recycling of green sands Task 3 - recycling and enhancing the value of chemical- setting sand dust Task 4 - recycling and enhancing the value of green sand dust Task 5 - recycling of plant sweepings. * Tasks 6 and 7 concern processing fusion scrap: * Task 6 - recycling and enhancing the value of refractories * Task 7 - fusion programme 7.1: recycling arc furnace dust 7.2: ferrosilicon, furnace pipe, nascent slag, fume collection 7.3: recycling hammer scales 7.4: recycling trimming filter dust 7.5: recycling and enhancing the value of miscellaneous metallurgical scrap 7.6: enhancing the value of slag. * Task 8 focuses on pickling stainless steel parts * Task 9 focuses on neutralising burned oil fumes or oil mists. For each task or sub-task, different steps (feasibility, definition, research, development, initial exploitation and full exploitation) will be necessary. They will not all be launched at the same time: one task can be in the feasibility stage while another will be in the initial exploitation stage. VALDI (AFE-METAL) MR. LIONEL PICARD UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE, SPAIN, GERMANY, BELGIUM Foundries generate a series of wastes or scrap including sands, refractory products, slag and miscellaneous products (grindings, scrap metal, arc air, welding). In terms of volume, an iron foundry generates from 1 to 3 tonnes of scrap per tonne of product produced. The European production of moulded steel is approximately 1 million tonnes per year, which corresponds to about 2 million tonnes of scrap per year. On a broader scale, the whole foundry industry (and not only that of steel) is faced with the same problem, which corresponds to volumes ten times larger. Today, non-processed scrap is dumped in its entirety. Present dumps are becoming saturated and creating new sites is practically an impossibility. The goals of the CLEF (Clean foundry) project are to carry out a set of coordinated technological developments in order to: * reduce the dumping of foundry sands, fusion by-products and miscellaneous scrap towards zero. Those products which cannot be recycled in the process will have to have their value enhanced for other applications. * improve the foundry working conditions and the quality of the environment * improve product quality. The project results should help to restore the image of the profession to its social environment and attract men to the trade. CLEF DIRECTEUR DIRECTEUR DIRECTEUR Especially active in: optimum recycling of chemical-setting sands, recycling arc-furnace dust, enhancing the value of slag, pickling stainless steel parts, neutralising burned oil fumes or oil mists. 14.16 M€ 2010-10-21 08:24:05 31-Mar-1997 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/902 BOULEVARD DE LA BOISSONNETTE, 421 10 -FEURS > FRANCE Tel. +33 4 77 27 41 11 > Fax. +33 4 77 26 51 49 01-Jan-1993 SME 51 Months CLEAN FOUNDRY RUE PRES DE LA TOUR, 55 4051 -VAUX-SOUS-CHEVREMONT > BELGIUM Tel. +32 4 367 47 04 > Fax. +32 4 366 01 83 BOULEVARD DE LA BOISSONNETTE, 421 10 -FEURS > FRANCE Tel. +33 4 77 27 41 11 Fax. +33 4 77 26 51 49 MR. LIONEL PICARD Will be active in optimum recycling of chemical-setting sands and the automation of the various processes. BOULEVARD DE LA BOISSONNETTE, 421 10 -FEURS > FRANCE Tel. +33 4 77 27 41 11 > Fax. +33 4 77 26 51 49 DIRECTEUR DIRECTEUR Subsidiary of a German company, one of the French leaders in binders and additive products for moulding and coring up in the foundry industry. With its two plants and its laboratory, it manages to carry out continuous R & D and industrialisation for French, European and African foundries. SME MAGOTTEAUX LUZURIAGA S.A. Stainless steel foundry, subsidiary of AFE, whose main products are heat-resistant nickel chrome alloy castings. Facilities: floor moulding, machine moulding, shell moulding, centrifugal spinning, electric induction melting, CAD, NAMAS-approved laboratory. Greensand, synthetic resin, resin sand. Products from 0.2 kg. to 10 tons. CRONITE CASTINGS LIMITED HUTTENES-ALBERTUS FRANCE None ZONE INDUSTRIELLE DE PONTEBRENOUILLE, 607 23 -PONT-ST.-MAXENCE > FRANCE Tel. +33 3 44 72 17 55 > Fax. +33 3 44 72 47 51 None None Steel and iron foundry, subsidiary of MAGOTTEAUX, whose main products are: wearing parts, crushing balls, etc. Facilities: induction furnaces, chemically bonded sands. Products from 10 kg. to 1 ton. MR. LIONEL PICARD Will be mainly implicated in: - optimum recycling of chemical-setting sands - optimum recycling of green sands - recycling/enhancing value of chemical-setting sand dust. DIRECTEUR DIRECTEUR None SME BLACKNELL LANE, TA18 7HE -CREWKERNE > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1460 733 94 > Fax. +44 1460 720 79 MR. LIONEL PICARD None GRIENMATT, 32 79650 -SCHOPFHEIM > GERMANY Tel. +49 7622 39 02-0 > Fax. +49 7622 39 02 55 German SME, specialised in foundry equipment. It is the world leader in core centre manufacturing and an important supplier for manufacturing control software. DIRECTEUR VALDI (AFE-METAL) Mainly involved in: chemical-setting sands, green sands, ferrosilicon, furnace pipes, nascent slag, fume collection, recycling arc-furnace dust, processing fusion scrap. Will be mainly involved in the development and finalisation of binder systems for moulding sand and coring up, which allow sand to be retained. It will also take part in the perfecting of moulds and core manufacturing processes. MR. LIONEL PICARD MR. LIONEL PICARD Will be mainly implicated in: - optimum recycling of chemical-setting sands - recycling and enhancing the value of chemical-setting sand dust. APARTADO 14, 31810 -URDIAIN > SPAIN Tel. +34 948 562 112 > Fax. +34 948 468 003 None SME Steel foundry, subsidiary of AFE-METAL. VALDI's main products are low carbon steel and low alloyed steel. The size of products range from 1 kg. to 10 tons. Facilities: chemical setting-sands, green sands, electric arc-furnaces, induction furnaces, X-rays. gammagraphy, etc. VALDI has obtained first results in recycling processes. 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DR. GINES MARTINEZ Large company DEVELOPMENT OF AN INCINERATION (COMBUSTION, GAS AND LIQUID TREATMENT) AND RESIDUE STABILISATION BY VITRIFICATION. DR. GINES MARTINEZ Large company 901 FINISHED - 01-Mar-1993 - Design and manufacture of one turn coils adapted to self crucible melting of highly resistant materials. - Design and manufacture of high frequency power supplies adapted to the above mentioned coils. - Melting by induction of highly resistant materials (glass-salts) comparable to ashes electrically and in viscosity. CENTRAL DE PROCESOS INFORMATICOS S.A. CELES S.A. (GROUPE STEIN-HEUTEY) To convert hazardous waste into a stable glass which is environmentally safe for a long period using a manufacturing process that: - is adaptable to a wide variety of wastes, - has negligible gaseous emissions. Improve incineration technology by: - excellent pulverisation of incoming stream, - a single catalytic system for NOx + dioxin abatement, - a new sensor system for on-line analysis. A closed loop wastewater system - electro-electrodialysis of salt streams, - adsorptive treatment of heavy metals. RHONE-POULENC INDUSTRIALISATION (SIEGE SOCIAL) DR. GINES MARTINEZ Will work with MBT firm to develop necessary software for data acquisition/analysis relating to gas measurement field. Software goals: interfacing with MBT devices data treatment/ report generation and Real-Time report generation. SWEDEN, THE NETHERLANDS, FRANCE, SPAIN, BELGIUM The objective of this project is to develop environmentally safe technologies to improve incinerator combustion and deal with the by-products of incineration. In addition, the project aims to develop a glass-based system for the stabilization of hazardous waste and recycle it into useful products. The project consists of four parts: - GT 10: Enhancement of combustion technology + Increase of yield of combustion, + Enlarge the range of products capable of being incinerated in a fixed furnace. - GT 20: Improvement of emissions treatment + Abatement of NOx and dioxin with the same catalytic system, + Better on-line measurement of critical components. - GT 30: Total recycling of liquid effluents + Acid recovery, + New method of heavy metal removal. - GT 40: Vitrification of solid residues + Hazardous ashes from incinerators (industrial and municipal), + Sludges and filter cake from the treatment of liquid effluents, + Other inorganic hazardous residues from chemical and other industries. The programme plans to turn these technological developments into industrial reality. INCIPRO Induction melting and vitrification of ashes. 9.2 M€ have worked since 1981 on automation projects that are related to supervision and control. Nowadays it works with unix systems and our experience in software development is extensive. It deals with many kinds of industries such as: - TABCALERA S.A.(tobacco) - ACOR S.A. (sugar) - CN ASCO I (nuclear power plant) - CN ASCO II (nuclear power plant) - CN VANDELLOS II (nuclear power plant) - CN ALMARAZ (nuclear power plant) - CN GARONA (nuclear power plant) 2010-10-21 08:24:04 31-Mar-1997 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/901 AVENIDA DE BURGOS, 54 47009 -VALLADOLID > SPAIN Tel. +34 983 338 722 > Fax. +34 983 334 547 01-Mar-1993 Large company 49 Months ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE INCINERATION AND RESIDUE TREATMENT BY VITRIFICATION RUE PRINCIPALE, 89 686 10 -LAUTENBACH > FRANCE Tel. +33 3 89 74 55 00 > Fax. +33 3 89 76 36 79 QUAI PAUL DOUMER, 25 924 08 -COURBEVOIE > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 47 68 12 34 Fax. +33 1 47 68 27 52 DR. GINES MARTINEZ AVENUE MARCEL CACHIN, 18 384 00 -ST.-MARTIN-D'HERES > FRANCE Tel. +33 4 76 62 60 60 > Fax. +33 4 76 24 62 77 World number 1 in speciality glass: - expertise in glass composition - design of numerous glass manufacturing technologies - holder of numerous patents in the field - forming of glass into useful products Established research, development, engineering and testing capabilities in this field. Preliminary studies in waste vitrification through US Laboratory. Large company HOOGOVENS CORPORATE SERVICES N.V. the waste management subsidiary of the LYONNAISE DES EAUX DUMEZ Group. It provides services in waste collection and treatment, urban cleaning and soil remediation. SITA corporate will provide access to its analytical laboratories, based at CIRSEE, Le Pecq, to analyse the different waste streams to be vitrified. It will also ensure all the measures are taken in order to certify that the vitrified products comply with landfill requirements in different countries. It will provide its landfills for in-situ testing if necessary. It will also coordinate laboratory and in-situ experiments for the re-use of vitrified granulates in building and road construction. Contribution: On gas treatment: - on site testing in its incineration plants with special gaseous polluants sensors. SOCIETE INDUSTRIELLE DE TRANSPORTS AUTOMOBILES (SITA S.A.) CORNING FRANCE S.A. (CEDEX 03) TOUR CREDIT LYONNAIS, RUE SERVIENT, 129 694 31 -LYON > FRANCE Tel. +33 4 78 63 70 90 > Fax. +33 4 78 60 94 87 AVENUE DES VALVINS, 44 772 10 -AVON > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 60 72 50 00 > Fax. +33 1 60 72 21 75 DR. GINES MARTINEZ DR. GINES MARTINEZ Vitrification: waste analytical/glass lixiviation characterization/vitrified waste re-use. Liquid treatment: with CIRSEE:use of mineral absorbents/solution concentration before separation and recycling. Will contribute to programme, goals definition to in-situ testing including industrial pilot construction, and integration of NOX/DIOX within the complete gas cleaning plant. Large company RUE DES TROIS FONTANOTS, 132 927 58 -NANTERRE > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 42 91 63 63 > Fax. +33 1 42 91 68 50 DR. GINES MARTINEZ LAB S.A. BUILDING 3G-25, WENCKEBACHSTRAAT, 1 1970 CA -IJMUIDEN > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 251 49 30 64 > Fax. +31 251 10 26 318 The IFRF is a non-profit making research organisation executing research projects on efficient and environmentally friendly methods of combustion of various fuels beginning from natural gas, low LCV gases, light and heavy fuel oils, pulverised coal, coal water slurries, pulverised wood, etc. We frequently design low-NOx - low particulates and low SOx burners/combustion systems for industrial companies. The IFRF is a leading organisation in applying and developing appropriate measurement techniques for in flame measurements. Taking such measurements in semi- industrial scale test furnaces or in full-industrial scale combustors is absolutely essential for understanding, both of the combustion/incineration processes and for validation of the design procedures. The measurements techniques applied are a combination of conventional sampling methods for measurements of temperature, gas composition (CO, CO2, O2, NO, NO}, SOx, HCN, NH3, unburned fuel, particulates/ unburned char) and laser techniques for velocity and turbulence measurements. An essential technique to analyse sprays and mixing in semi-industrial and full-scale combustors is a laser sheet technique applied at the IFRF. The mathematical modelling based on computing of turbulent reactive single-phase or two-phase flows is one of the design tools used at Ijmuiden. The emphasis here is placed on comprehensive validation of the mathematical model predictions against a large set of in flame data and application of the technique to scale the semi-industrial designs to full industrial-scale applications. Contribution: Moreover, the mathematical modelling techniques routinely applied at the IFRF in execution of research projects and designing of various combustion equipment will be assessed with respect to their capabilities to predict performance of industrial incinerators of domestic and chemical wastes. VICARB S.A. Develop composition of glass for each waste type/design glass melting technology/built pilot facility/design scale-up to industrial scale unit/provide glass making expertise for industrial scale unit/provide test activities. DR. GINES MARTINEZ DR. GINES MARTINEZ Atomisation of liquid wastes/development of visualisation techniques, velocity measurement techniques which would allow for measurements in semi-industrial and large scale incinerators, mathematical and computer modelling. 1970 CA -IJMUIDEN > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 2514 962 30 > Fax. +31 2514 702 89 specializes in gas cleaning and design/supply/putting operation gas cleaning plants for very demanding application plants in OECD countries (Europe, North America, JAPAN). It devotes important efforts and budgets to R&D in the field of gas cleaning. It has several teams for in-situ measurement of air polluants, such as mercury and dioxins, etc. It is also strongly involved in standardization work for method of measurement of air polluants especially at European level (LEN/TC/264"Air quality"). Large company has been specialized, since 1948 in the graphite application and special metals for the chemical and nuclear industry (pumps, distillation columns, reactors, etc. ) Since 1976 VICARB has been building turnkey units designed to destroy by combustion chlorinated hazardous waste either solid, liquid or gazeous. VICARB has now gained a worldwide image, and its products are sold to all the large chemical producers around the world through its production plants - USA, CANADA, INDIA -, its sales network - GERMANY, ITALY, SPAIN, the Benelux, ENGLAND - and through its dealer network for the rest of the world. Large company Large company Large company INTERNATIONAL FLAME RESEARCH FOUNDATION ECN - ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND INDAVER N.V. DR. GINES MARTINEZ The company is involved in integrated waste treatment. Its activities at the Antwerp site (24 hectares) are the following: - Incineration in a rotary kiln (2) (90,000 t/annum) - Incineration of highly chlorinated hydrocarbons in a static furnace (8,000 t/annum) - Physico-chemical processing (10,000 t/annum) - Solidification - ISO 9002 (20,000 t/annum) - Landfill class I - ISO 9002 - Water treatment - Laboratory Recently a second site of 40 hectares was acquired at Beveren (BELGIUM) INDAVER is interested in the technology of vitrification for the immobilisation of solid residues containing heavy metals since the vitrification technology could lead to a lower lixiviation rate and a reduced final volume to discharge compared with the cold stabilisation carried out at present. The company has gained a lot of experience in the field of immobilisation of heavy metals and leaching tests which will be beneficial for the development of the product. HALESA MBT, S.A.E. (MADRID) - Dr Van Der Sloot has been involved in the development of leaching tests since 1980. - Chairman of the Dutch NNI Committee 39011 "Leach Characterization of Construction Materials and Waste Materials". - Participant in CENTC 292 "Waste Material Characterization". - Chairman of Advisory Group 2 "Long Term Planning". - Chairman of IEA affiliated to "International Ash Working (IAWG)" working on a treatise for MSW Incinerator residues. - Active in several national and international advisory committees. Projects for industry, government (VROM), EEC, RE-CO-RD, EPA, etc. CENTRA DE VILLAVERDE A VALLECAS, KM.289 28031 -MADRID > SPAIN Tel. +34 983 338 722 > Fax. +34 983 334 547 Ph 1: will provide a series of "difficult" industrial solid waste products to test the small scale pilot plant. Analysis of these waste products. Will carry out elaborate leaching tests Ph 2: construction/operation of industrial pilot plant Large company POLDERVLIETWEG, 5 2030 -ANTWERPEN > BELGIUM Tel. +32 3 568 49 11 > Fax. +32 3 568 49 99 WESTERDUINWEG, 3 1755 LE -PETTEN > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 22 45 64 107 > Fax. +31 22 45 68 214 Large company Development and application of leaching test for vitrified waste to identify release mechanisms and quantify the long term behaviour and durability of vitrified waste. Large company DR. GINES MARTINEZ DR. GINES MARTINEZ Personal qualifications: Project leader (Dr. Marco Caceci) developed sensor electronics: (J.Chem.Educ.,61(10),935-6),thermal (comput.Chem.,6(4), 161-4) and optical (Comput.Chem.,13(1),33-8) instruments, and data processing software (Anal.Chem.,61(20), 2324-7) for nuclear, environmental and analytical applications. The company developed sensor electronics for FIA analysis (commercial product), and fibre optic systems (commercial products: instrument for fibre optic sensors characterization, and FO UV remote monitoring system). It is currently developing CHEMFET-based water analysis modules, instruments and systems (project AUTOLAB) supported by Spanish CDTI and program PITMA, budget 182 Million Pesetas, frame 4/92-12/94 and marketing its own built water analyser (product AQUALAB). RHONE-POULENC CHEMIE N.V. DR. GINES MARTINEZ Industrial regeneration of spent acids (sulphuric) and incineration of industrial special wastes in static furnace equiped with gas treatment and on-line sulphuric unit. Contribution: On liquid treatment: salts treatment, acid purification and their articulation. Combustion:on-site evaluation at semi-industrial scale of atomization/burner system and combustion simulation model. Liquid treatment: on-site evaluation of the overall process including heavy metals removal, brine concentration. RIEME, KUHLMANNKAAI, 1 9042 -GENT > BELGIUM Tel. +32 9 341 1811 > Fax. +32 9 344 8899 Large company DESARROLLOS ELECTRONICOS Y INFORMATICOS S.A. (DEINSA) RHONE-POULENC INDUSTRIALISATION (SIEGE SOCIAL) ELECTROCELL SYSTEMS AB Large company Large company Development, design and laboratory evaluation of suitable cell-design 3, 4 or bipolar concept for purpose of recovery of acids and caustic by electrolysis. Should result in pilot cell for implantation/final evaluation at RHONE-POULENC site DR. GINES MARTINEZ Combustion: study/burner assessment, Gas treatment catalyser development. Gas emission measures, liquid treatment: absorbent formulations-acid/base separation, Vitrification:waste analytical/lixiviation. Technologies. DR. GINES MARTINEZ As a leading chemist (7th in the world), RHONE-POULENC masters a great number of developed expertise methods in order to promote a chemistry well suited to the needs of the environment. - Industrial waste incineration and regeneration of sulphuric acids (world leader). - Catalysator and nitrogen chemistry - Electrochemistry and physico-chemistry of solutions - Mineral chemistry: chemical and therma treatment of solids, analysis of organic and inorganic of traces (dioxin). POLIGONO AEROPUERTO URB. LAS DELICIAS, BL.5, CASA F, 41087 -SEVILLA > SPAIN Tel. +34 95 440 7300 > Fax. +34 95 440 7304 Large company DR. GINES MARTINEZ The company develops and markets electrochemical process equipment for use in laboratory/pilot evaluations as well as for commercial production of chemical and environmental applications. The company's technology is based on the development and innovations from the 1970s and 1980s resulting in well proven and flexible cell designs. Main applications are: - Fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals, - Chlor alkal processes, - Environmental applications and Food processing. EU's products have been used worldwide for more than 10 years by several hundred companies. Collaboration with THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SWEDEN. Has replaced HALESA MBT. S.A.E.(Madrid) in the project. Instrument for simultaneous, Real-Time in-line monitoring of reducing gases (including CO, SO2, NO) in incinerator stacks at low concentrations. Uses SNO2 assays, temperature and VAC scanning and computer neuronal network technology. QUAI PAUL DOUMER, 25 924 08 -COURBEVOIE > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 47 68 12 34 > Fax. +33 1 47 68 27 52 TUMSTOCKSVAAGEN, 10 183 07 -TAEBY > SWEDEN Tel. +46 8 73 28 965 > Fax. +46 8 73 27 159 None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
MR. CARLOS ESPINOSA SME COMMERCIAL SYSTEM OF LAND-BASED FARMING OF SEABREAM/SEABASS IN WARM WATER FROM A POWER PLANT APPLYING SINTEF TECHNOLOGY OF LAND-BASED FISH FARMING WITH AGA'S OXYGENATION TECHNOLOGY AND KNOW-HOW OF PISBARCA FARMING SEABREAM AND SEABASS. MR. CARLOS ESPINOSA SME 900 ANNOUNCED - 14-Sep-1992 Fourth largest research institution in Europe, with 2,200 employees, which specializes in contract research for industry, business and public service agencies in close cooperation with the UNIVERSITY OF TRONDHEIM, NORWAY. About 50 people are occupied in aquaculture research activities, and SINTEF NHL (one of 30 divisions within the SINTEF Group) is in the forefront of know-how on land-based fish farming technology.  PISBARCA S.A. SINTEF - AQUACULTURE RESEARCH (NHL) We are going to develop land-based intensive culture technology for seabream and seabass applying previous studies with salmon with new research done by SINTEF in this field. At same time, technology for the treatment of hot water effluents will be developed to enable cooling water from power plants to be used. These technologies, combined with the offshore cage culture system already developed by PISBARCA, will enable fish to be produced at a lower cost and prevent the pollution of coastal waters. PISBARCA S.A. MR. CARLOS ESPINOSA Project leader. Know-how on farming seabream/seabass will be applied to develop land-based technology and investment in in constructing a farm for the research. Development of the dechlorination system - most important part of project. NORWAY, SPAIN A complete feasibility study will be carried out. Definition: The project will be defined in a working committee formed by the three participants AGA, PISBARCA and SINTEF. AGA will be responsible for the definition of the oxygen system; this includes system of injection, automatic control of oxygen levels in the water, alarm system and storage. PISBARCA will be responsible for the water intake and outlet of the farm, dechlorination system and the farming technology of the species during the definition phase. SINTEF will be for the tank design, the hydraulics of the farm, movement of the fish and the removal of particles. Implementation: Research will be carried out into water treatment and the adaptability of the species to the intensive culture system. A land-based, intensive farming system will be developed to include the design and construction of the tanks and the development of fish husbandry in the system (feeding, grading, treatment, movement, etc.). A waste removal system will also be developed for the organic materials produced during the operation. Initial exploitation will require a hydraulic test of the system as well as a biological test. Full exploitation: It is expected that full exploitation will be reached in the first two production cycles. During the first year continuous monitoring of the water quality in the tanks and effluent, growth of the fish, mortality and feeding conversion ratio will take place. The cost of the operation will be studied and a commercial, land-based farming system for seabream and seabass will be developed from these studies. PISBARCA MANAGING DIRECTOR MANAGING DIRECTOR MANAGING DIRECTOR On working committee. Responsible for lay-out drawings of farm. Quality control of SINTEF technology implementation. Hydraulic test of water supply/water quality in tanks. Evaluation of results. Input for commercial concept. 2.07 M€ has been working in seabream and seabass farming since 1988 with a team of biologists and engineers. It is the only firm that makes use of technology to grow fish in sea platforms. These technological procedures have been devised and implemented by the firm. The company has hired 37 people and has a Development Department comprising three biologists and 1 engineer.  2010-10-21 08:24:03 15-Mar-1995 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/900 PLAZA RUIZ DE ALDA, 8 41004 -SEVILLA > SPAIN Tel. +34 95 442 5605 > Fax. +34 95 442 5804 14-Sep-1992 SME 30 Months INTENSIVE LAND-BASED FARMING OF SEABREAM AND SEABASS UTILISING HOT WATER EFFLUENT FROM A POWER PLANT (NOT AVAILABLE), 7034 -TRONDHEIM > NORWAY Tel. +47 73 59 23 00 > Fax. +47 73 59 23 76 PLAZA RUIZ DE ALDA, 8 41004 -SEVILLA > SPAIN Tel. +34 95 442 5605 Fax. +34 95 442 5804 None None None None MANAGING DIRECTOR None None AGA A/S None None None None None None None Over many years working within the field of oxygenation in fish farming, AGA has developed special know-how on challenges and benefits for this application. The development of suitable oxygenation technology has come about as a result of the needs communicated to us by our fish farming customers. The implementation of oxygen in the farming process demands a thorough understanding of the farming process as such and of the consequences when introducing oxygen. Consequences such as a higher survival rate, a higher growth rate (effects on production plans) the needs of control, monitoring and back-up systems and their design and operation.  None None None None None None None MR. CARLOS ESPINOSA None None None None None None None None None Know-how on gas technology in general and oxygenation technology developed for oxygenation of each rearing unit individually. Design of a back-up, monitoring and control system is also part of the contribution. ETTERSTAD, BRYNSVEIEN, 3 0601 -OSLO > NORWAY Tel. +47 22 72 76 00 > Fax. +47 22 64 75 18 None None None None SME None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
MR. RAFAEL GONZALO SME THIS FIRE EXTINGUISHER DEVICE IS A FAST INTERVENTION SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES AN INTEGRAL SET OF ACTIVE SOLUTIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF FOREST FIRES. ITS AIM IS TO REDUCE THE ECOLOGICAL FIRE DAMAGE TO THE MAXIMUM. MR. RAFAEL GONZALO SME 899 FINISHED - 14-Jul-1992 Company classified by the ECONOMIC MINISTRY as official subcontractor of the State for the following group and subgroup: - group I (Subgroup 02, 03, 04) - group II (Subgroup 06, 07) - group III (Subgroup 03, 05, 07) that enable the company to develop, manufacture and supply system to the Government as well as provide it with technical support. Formerly EDB S.A. (Parent oganisation EXPAL GROUP U.E.E.). SEPA-FIAT COMPONENTI E IMPIANTI PER L'ENERGIA E L'INDUSTRIA SOCIETA DI ELETTRONICA PER L'AUTOMAZIONE S.P.A. EXPLOSIVOS ALAVESES S.A. (EXPAL) In order to make the F.E.D. an efficient, reliable, safe and ecological system, the following technologies have to be developed: - development of ecological materials characterized by high extinguishing property and extremely compact at high density. - development of biodegradable materials to be used for the manufacture of extinguishing materials' external containers. - development of thermal sensors of high accuracy and speed control response to be used to command the opening heads and materials' distribution. - development of pyrotechnics at low cost and high safety to be used to open a scattering device of the extinguishing head for the distribution and dispersion of the extinguishing substance. EXPLOSIVOS ALAVESES S.A. (EXPAL) MR. RAFAEL GONZALO Collaboration for R & D of electronic equipment necessary to command and control the F.E.D. ITALY, SPAIN Forest fires are actually an authentic sore which cause serious problems for the conservation of the natural habitat jeopardizing the ecological system thereby causing economic losses. In fact, updated analyses up to 1990 show in the CEE area, i.e. PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE, ITALY and GREECE have been identified as the five nations most involved in forest fires. The total number of fires in these nations has increased from 32,894 - with burn areas of 455,043 hectares in 1988 - to 45,556 extending the burn area to 596,283 hectares. In 1990, with an increment of approximately 30% in three years in both the number of fires taking place and the burn area involved. This clearly demonstrates an inefficient anti-fire system with the consequent trend of an increase in economic loss. Our fire extinguishing device (FED) can be used to extinguish and/or circumscribe forest fires with substances without degradable effects, it controls the fire front with appropriate extinguishing means to be launched from convenient distances to permit operators' security and guarantee an immediate approach also in areas difficult to work with conventional fire extinguishing means, i.e. in areas without adequate hydrical conditions. The basic problem to stop fire extinguishing substances is to design and develop some system which will distribute material rapidly and uniformly in a very efficient way. The studies carried out by us with reference to the different operative scenarios show that it is not possible to resolve the problem with one multi-use system but that it is necessary to utilise different systems that can be used in a flexible manner in some cases be integrated. Our proposal is based on the utilisation of the following systems: 1. Aircraft Dispenser: the system is applicable and operative in all areas non-accessible by ground and where the long range rocket multiple launcher is not utilisable. The extinguishing material will be loaded inside the dispenser provided with a suitable delivery device which will permit the effective distribution of the extinguishing substance on the burning area to stop and/or decelerate the development of the burning front. 2. Helicopter Scattering System: the system is applicable and operative in all areas non accessible by ground. It will be used both for "frontal attack" for non-extensive fire areas and for inhibition of the advancement of the fire front area. 3. Long Range Land Rocket Multiple Launcher: the system is applicable in all cases where it is not possible to approach the fire at close-up range (especially during the night) and where it is possible to reach the fire by surface from a distance ranging between 3 and 5 km. The extinguishing material is located inside the rocket ogive. The rocket will be launched with high accuracy and safety by a multiple launcher. Each rocket is provided with a pyrometric device which enabled the rocket ogive to be opened and the consequent scattering of extinguishing material exactly above the fire. 4. Short Range Land Scattering System: the system is applicable in all areas accessible by surface where it is necessary to act on the fire front at a distance ranging between 100 - 200 m., i.e., built-up areas, inflammable materials' stores, roads, networks, etc. The system will be composed of a land vehicle with off-road capabilities interfaced with launcher modules containing the launch tubes loaded with extinguishing heads. The extinguishing material will be scattered on the fire by means of a gas generator placed in each launch tube according to a preset sequence given to the electronic control unit placed inside the vehicle cabin. FED Project management 50% R & D activities for extinguishing material 60% development activities 50% full exploitation 10.0 M€ Large company that designs, develops and produces electronic equipment for both space and civil applications. 2010-10-21 08:24:02 14-Apr-1997 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/899 CORSO GIULIO CESARE, 294-300 10 154 -TORINO > ITALY Tel. +39 011 268 21 > Fax. +39 011 242 03 72 14-Jul-1992 SME 57 Months FIRE EXTINGUISHING DEVICE CAMPO DE LAS NACIONES, AVENIDA DEL PARTENON, 18 28042 -MADRID > SPAIN Tel. +34 91 722 0235 > Fax. +34 91 722 0275 CAMPO DE LAS NACIONES, AVENIDA DEL PARTENON, 18 28042 -MADRID > SPAIN Tel. +34 91 722 0235 Fax. +34 91 722 0275 MR. RAFAEL GONZALO Delivery of fire extinguishing products SENDA DEL REY, S/N 28040 -MADRID > SPAIN Tel. +34 91 544 4273 > Fax. +34 91 549 9763 company that designs, develops and produces electronic and electromechanical devices for both defence and civil applications. SME BPD DIFESA ESPASIO S.P.A. Company that develops electronic innovative systems and instrumentation for environmental applications. APLICACIONES TECNOLOGICAS S.A. BORLETTI FB None (NOT AVAILABLE), 29 010 -ST. GIORGIO SU LEGNANO > ITALY Tel. > Fax. None None BPD, DIFESA E SPAZIO, is a division of FIAT CIBI (COMPONENTI, ENERGIA E INDUSTRIA), that develops and produces defence and space systems. BPD has a test centre for full scale tests for military and space systems qualification. MR. RAFAEL GONZALO Collaboration for anti-fire product research None SME (NOT AVAILABLE), 46 -VALENCIA > SPAIN Tel. > Fax. MR. RAFAEL GONZALO None (NOT AVAILABLE), 46 -VALENCIA > SPAIN Tel. > Fax. Delivery company for all kinds of prevention and extinguishing fire products. UPM/E.T.S.I. AGRONOMOS/DEPARTAMENTO DE PRODUCCION ANIMAL UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID New treatments for biomass research Operative theatre definition Collaboration in the R & D of the electronic device (mechanical or pyrometric) for extinguishing material scattering devices. MR. RAFAEL GONZALO MR. RAFAEL GONZALO Technical project management 50% R & D activities for extinguishing material 40% development activities 50% full exploitation CORSO GARIBALDI, 20-22 00 034 -COLLEFERRO > ITALY Tel. +39 06 922 05 > Fax. +39 06 972 92 205 None SME University school. None SME SME ACQUA LIDER S.L. 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MR. JOHN DUTTON Large company THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUE FOR FREEZING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WHICH CANNOT CURRENTLY BE FROZEN SUCCESSFULLY USING CONVENTIONAL METHODS. MR. JOHN DUTTON Large company 898 FINISHED - 01-Feb-1993 One of the largest frozen food companies in HUNGARY with experience and expertise covering fruits (including berries) and a wide range of berries. It has been working closely together with MIRELITE DQI for 25 years. Organisation activities: production, domestic wholesaling and export of frozen fruit and vegetables. CAMPDEN & CHORLEYWOOD FOOD INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (ELELMISZERIPARI FEJLESZTESI INTEZET MAGYARORSZAG KHT.) ARVIT LTD. During conventional commercial freezing a succession of ice-nuclei are formed at the boundary between water (or cell solutions) and ice. Each nucleus is formed on the one before, in a process in which the icy boundary advances. Recrystallisation then takes place - large ice crystals forming within the cell, disrupting the cell structure and causing irreparable damage which results in cell collapse. Ultra-rapid methods of freezing, for example immersion in liquid nitrogen, minimise cellular injury by reducing the size of the intracellular ice crystals. However, such methods can still result in unacceptable shattering of the produce and furthermore are prohibitively expensive. The project concerns the development and implementation of an innovative freezing technique which minimises cellular injury of sensitive fruits and vegetables. By carefully controlling the nucleation and growth of ice crystals during freezing, the integrity of the plant material is maintained, resulting in frozen produce of comparable quality to fresh. GEEST PLC MR. JOHN DUTTON Processing experience/technical expertise in frozen food sector, especially quality assessment, texture measurement, industrial R & D experience in frozen foods. Technical personnel will guide technology development to pilot stage. UNITED KINGDOM, HUNGARY On a laboratory scale, a novel freezing technique has been developed which has overcome many of the problems associated with conventional methods of freezing sensitive fruits and vegetables. By using this new technique on highly sensitive material such as strawberries, asparagus and new potatoes, samples have been produced which have shown very little injury following freezing and thawing. Such injury is normally expressed on thawing by the release of tissue fluids, reduction in turgor, tissue browing and the development of off-flavours. In addition, with the new technique the cellular integrity of the produce is retained, resulting in texture and flavour comparable to that of unfrozen material. By minimising cellular damage during freezing, the requirement for blanching will be reduced - saving costs and enhancing product quality. Also, early results have shown that the product is apparently more tolerant of temperature abuse than comparable, conventionally frozen material. Finally, it is believed that heat transfer through the product during freezing is improved to such an extent that real benefits are gained in energy conservation, thus lowering operating costs. MICROFREEZE PROJECT MANAGER PROJECT MANAGER PROJECT MANAGER Industrial experiments and technical expertise in the frozen food sector, comparison to traditional freezing methods. Experience in practical applications of the results. 0.79 M€ Over 25 years' experience in R & D tasks of the Hungarian frozen food industry which has developed more than 200 new products for Hungarian and export markets, new processing technologies and is experienced in quality assessment of raw materials and frozen foods. It has been carrying out a research project on evaluation of quality changes during the freezing process for several years. It has major expertise in food texture measurement. The company, formlery called MIRELITE RT. is responsible for the project from the Hungarian side. Organisation activities: industrial research association providing R & D services for frozen food industry (product development, process development, food technology, freezing methods and sensory and instrumental analysis). 2010-10-21 08:24:01 31-May-1995 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/898 Haller u., 2 1096 -BUDAPEST > HUNGARY Tel. +36 1 433 1470 > Fax. +36 1 433 1480 01-Feb-1993 Large company 28 Months INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUE FOR THE FREEZING OF SENSITIVE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES HECSEPUSZTA, 9002 -GYOR > HUNGARY Tel. +36 96 316 633 > Fax. +36 96 329 086 WHITE HOUSE CHAMBERS, ALBION STREET, PE11 2AL -SPALDING > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1775 761 111 Fax. +44 1775 710 924 None None None None PROJECT MANAGER None None GEEST PLC None None None None None None None One of the largest fresh food companies in the U.K. with increasing interest in the processing of these products, including freezing. Also, GEEST have been one of the principal players in the development and expansion of the exotic and speciality fruit and vegetable market and have considerable experience and expertise in the procurement and distribution of these difficult-to-handle products. Technical, construction and engineering skills have developed in parallel with the diversification of the business. Organisation activities: the procurement, manufacture and distribution of fruit, vegetables and salads, including fresh, prepared products and ready meals. The manufacture of pasta and pizzas and the processing and freezing of fish. None None None None None None None MR. JOHN DUTTON None None None None None None None None None Will provide specialist expertise in novel freezing technology and in the procurement, handling and processing of exotic fruit and speciality vegetables. It will also provide skills in engineering/construction of pilot plant. WHITE HOUSE CHAMBERS, ALBION STREET, PE11 2AL -SPALDING > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1775 761 111 > Fax. +44 1775 710 924 None None None None Large company None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
MR. JEAN JACQUES HUET Large company DEFINITION, STUDY, DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION AND VALIDATION OF A FLEXIBLE AND LEAN PRODUCTION CELL FOR AUTOMOTIVE SENSORS IN MASS PRODUCTION. MR. JEAN JACQUES HUET Large company 897 FINISHED - 31-Mar-1993 Has more than 25 years' experience in vacuum resin casting machines. More than 600 systems have been delivered to various customers worldwide. The automotive industry has always been a point of main effort, leading to the fact that the company has for example a 100% market share for the ignition coil casting machines in GERMANY. The company's products extend from small resin casting plants for laboratory applications to complete production lines consisting of vacuum preparation vessels, vacuum casting station and predrying and curing ovens as well as transport lines and complete process control systems. The company's success is based on a broad know-how of resin casting systems and the permanent development and improvement of the plants together with customer and resin suppliers. PROSYS S.A. VERFAHRENSTECHNIK HUBERS GMBH The manufacturing process technologies which currently exist in our sensor factory for automated batch processing lines have already been designed. Our objective for the Factory of the Future is to have an assembly process capable of accepting various components that are transferred to different assembly technologies on the same production line. This will make it possible to manufacture different sensors with an in-line sequencing method. This method will permit a minimum batch size of one, the fabrication of different sensors at the same time and maintain production flow. The main innovations: - distribution of components: this system requires the development of a central component distributor containing modular component storage which will replace several distribution units (different unit per type of component) used today. - management of the set-up of assembly tools and fixtures during non-productive time (between assemblies) - potting of products in a fully automatic module which could utilise multiple resins (two parts) and several parameters for pre-heating and curing. - cable handling: an objective is to automatically instead of manually manipulate and transfer several cable-connector styles between processes. - management of production information from different manufacturing modules by a central computer system. SIEMENS AUTOMOTIVE S.A. MR. JEAN JACQUES HUET Participation in specifications. It will be in charge of feasibility/definition of assembly line (3 cells) with support from SIEMENS ZPL. Innovation for component distribution/management of flexible cells and production. FRANCE, GERMANY 1. Actual Situation for the Design of the Production Lines: The design of the production lines depends on the volume to be fabricated as well as available knowledge. The most advanced line in today's production consists of the assembly, test and transportation operation which is automated. On this production line it is possible to fabricate two products with five references, but only one reference at a time, thus this is an automated batch processing line. There is therefore not enough flexibility to accommodate Just-In-Time (JIT) and lean production management. 2. Market demands: Automobile manufacturers are demanding from their supplier: - continual price reductions - shorter delivery times - improved cycle times, and - inventory reduction. In addition, they wish to launch new vehicle models faster (48 months to 36 months), which will also require the supplier to reduce his development and implementation time. This requirement means reducing engineering time and installation of the production line or utilising the existing line. 3. Description of the Study: 3.1 These objectives are the result of market demands: * decrease the product cost by working on the design, engineering time and, in the framework of this project, the means of production * increase the current products' production flexibility to provide the customer with a better response and implement Just-In-Time production which decreases production cost. * reduce our product's development cycle time which will allow automobile manufacturers to reduce their cycle time * reduce pollution by chemical products. 3.2 Project: The project envisages the definition, study, development, development and validation of a flexible and lean production cell for automobile sensors in mass production. * Working Plan: - draft specification for the production line and different modules - feasibility study, return on investment and choice of cell design and central control system - definition and development of the cells, stations and control control system - Realisation of the flexible line set up - implementation and optimization - evaluation: * compare results against specifications * initial exploitation - conclusion. 3.3 Consequences for Personnel: * increase technical knowledge and competence of personnel * training for advanced automated process * new professions (technical support, process line control, etc.) * team project management. FLEASE PROJECT COORDINATOR PROJECT COORDINATOR PROJECT COORDINATOR Fully-automated system for vacuum preparation/metering/ mixing/casting of ABS sensor with prewarming/curing oven and pallet transportation with sensors;run by microprocessor System: all measurements to avoid waste for transportation. 3.9 M€ French company which studies, develops and manufactures automated lines. This equipment is managed by hardware and software totally developed by PROSYS. Areas of expertise are: - assembly of small, mechanical parts - electrical tests - computer control. 2010-10-21 08:24:00 31-Mar-1996 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/897 ZAE DE FINDROL, 742 50 -FILLINGES > FRANCE Tel. +33 4 50 36 29 40 > Fax. +33 4 50 36 29 28 31-Mar-1993 Large company 36 Months FLEXIBLE AND LEAN PRODUCTION CELLS FOR AUTOMOTIVE SENSORS FRANZ STRASSE, 46395 -BOCHOLT > GERMANY Tel. +49 287 188 76 > Fax. +49 287 118 1127 AVENUE DU MIRAIL, 310 36 -TOULOUSE > FRANCE Tel. +33 5 61 19 88 88 Fax. +33 5 61 19 00 04 MR. JEAN JACQUES HUET None AVENUE DU MIRAIL, 310 36 -TOULOUSE > FRANCE Tel. +33 5 61 19 88 88 > Fax. +33 5 61 19 00 04 PROJECT COORDINATOR PROJECT COORDINATOR None Large company SIEMENS CORPORATE TECHNOLOGY None None None None None None None Research division of SIEMENS AG. This division is specialised in automated production and logistics. Main areas are: - Integrated Manufacture System - Integrated Production Methods - Production Environmental Protection and Technical Safety. None None None None None None None MR. JEAN JACQUES HUET None None None None SIEMENS AUTOMOTIVE S.A. Programme coordination, draft of equipment specification, participation in the intermediate stage, in charge of the evaluation of the results and production transfer, and summarising of the conclusion of the project. None None None Will be responsible for studying specification. During the feasibility phase: simulations for different technical scenarios will be done. Evaluation: analysis of all data and calculations of percentage of development for parameters OTTO-HAHN-RING, 6 81739 -MUENCHEN > GERMANY Tel. +49 89 636 45725 > Fax. +49 89 636 43702 None None The Manufacturing Engineering Department which is in charge of this project is responsible for new products. Its task is to prepare the specification of the equipment, ask suppliers to quote for the development of such equipment to ensure the overall objectives are achieved and set up the automated lines. 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MR. ALAN BURLEY SME THE AIM OF THE PROJECT IS TO RESEARCH AND DEVELOP A SYSTEM WHICH WILL MEASURE AND QUANTIFY THE AMOUNT OF POLLUTANT GASES IN INCINERATION AND OTHER PROCESSES WITH ACCURACY AND RELIABILITY. MR. ALAN BURLEY SME 896 FINISHED - 01-Jan-1993 Has been in the field of data acquisition and control for 20 years. It also designs and manufactures instruments and systems for scientific and industrial organisations including the electric power industry. HYTEC specialises in hardware and software design for special applications. It has design expertise in analogue to digital conversion and signal conditioning circuitry. HYTEC supplies control systems and data loggers to scientific experimentalists and to the power industry. Design and manufacture of data acquisition and control equipment for scientific and industrial applications. Specialists in hardware and software design for Real-Time applications. Design expertise in analogue-digital conversion and signal conditioning. Supplier of control systems and data loggers for physics experiments and power generation. Marketing of systems and electronics products worldwide. Organisation Activities: Control and data acquisition systems engineering, software design, hardware design and manufacture. JOANNEUM RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR CHEMICAL & OPTICAL SENSORS HYTEC ELECTRONICS LIMITED 1. Research and development of solid-state electrolytic sensors offers the promise of fast response, reliability, ruggedness and low cost. These sensors are ideal for integration with electronic packages for remote process monitoring and control and should lead to the development of simple, reliable equipment for waste gas monitoring. Such sensors are already available for measuring oxygen and hydrogen. The basic approach is based on using a solid electrolyte in a galvanic cell mode whereby the concentration of the target species is directly transduced into an electrical voltage. The potential is given by: -ZEF = RT ln PA2"/PA2' for equilibrium where: Z is the number of units of charge carried E is the potential measured by a high impedance voltmeter F is Faraday's constant R is the gas constant T is the temperature PA2' is the reference partial pressure of A2 PA2" is the partial pressure of A2 which is to be measured. The main problem is selecting suitable electrolytes and reference materials for the gases to be measured since an electro-chemical cell can be represented by: W, PA2'/A+ conductor / PA2", W where: W represents the wire leads AA+ is an ionic conductor of A+ ions. More complex gases such as SO2, lead to problems of finding a suitable conducting electrolyte. Recently, a new approach based on the use of an auxiliary phase on the working surface of the electrolyte has been used. There is a chemical coupling between the species being measured and the species ionically mobile in the electrolyte. For example: Sodium B - alumina can be used to measure SO3 by the use of the cell. Pt, Na/B" alumina /SO3 +02, Pt The electrode reactions are: (L) 2Na = 2Na+ +e (R) SO3 + 1/2 02 + 2Na+ +e = Na2SO4. The overall cell reaction is: 2Na (Au-Na) + SO3 (g) + 1/ 02 (g) = Na2SO4. The EMF for the cell is then: E = -(1/f) (dGxf. Na2SO4 - Gxf, SO3) - RT ln PSO3.PO2 1/2 where: Gxf.Na2SO4 and Gxf, SO3 are the standard free energies of formation of Na2SO4 and SO3 at the given temperature. This approach has been successfully applied in the development of chemical sensors for metal refining and several sensors are at various stages of laboratory and industrial trials. One of the remarkable properties of many solid ionic conductors of cations is the ability to ion-exchange for other ions. For example, the Na+ ion in the NaB +/- alumina solid electrolyte can be replaced by AG+, K+, Li+ and Hg ions. Therefore it is possible, by combining ion-exchange methods with the application of auxiliary phases, to develop chemical coupling for the sensing of a wide range of pollutant species in the flue gases. Work needs to be done to: (i) identify, synthesise and fabricate appropriate solid electrolyte (ii) develop chemical coupling for the sensing of given pollutants (iii) investigate the availability of stable and reproducible reference electrode systems, and (iv) fabricate simple devices and test them in simulated flue gas environments to measure response times, selectivity and reliability. 2. Semiconductor sensors for detection of CO and H2S have been developed for years. Ceramic-based, solid-state semiconductor sensors have generally been recognised to offer resistance to high temperatures/aggressive conditions and can operate in real emission gas environments at the emission source. They are simple in construction and economic to fabricate. Continuation studies for the application of these sensors is necessary to improve their selectivity and sensitivity. One way to improve them would be to use catalytic additives in their sensor material. Research is also necessry to improve their characteristics for source monitoring H2S (such detectors have hitherto been used for measuring H2S in atmospheric concentrations). Cross-sensitivity to other gas components such as nitrogen oxides also needs to be defined. A laboratory test rig needs to be constructed to allow characterisation and to cross-compare results with those obtained at LEEDS UNIVERSITY. 3. In order to evaluate the solid-state electrolytic sensors, part of the project would be the construction of a laboratory test rig at LEEDS UNIVERSITY. This would enable the sensors to be exposed to flue gases either singly or in mixtures. The rig should allow gas temperatures to be controlled in the range 100 deg.C - 300 deg.C and provide continuous exposure for extended tests of up to 3 weeks. The stages of technological development of each sensor type would include: (a) validation of the basis concept of the sensor (b) optimization of the design (c) evaluation of response with gas concentration (d) evaluation of sensor stability over time (e) exploration of cross-sensitivity of sensors to other pollutant gases and potential poisoning effects (f) intercomparison with semiconductor sensors between LEEDS UNIVERSITY and JOANNEUM RESEARCH (g) industrialisation of design with reference to: (i) the probe for mounting the sensor in the duct (ii) the material for construction to allow resistance to corrosion (iii) ease of maintenance and sensor replacement (iv) the provision of calibration facilities by exposure of the sensors to zero and span gas concentrations. 4. The project requires the networking aspects to be considered to allow data acquired from the detector probes to be transmitted back to a computer/workstation for archiving and presentation. The link will also allow control of the calibration processes to be enacted by demand from the workstation. A standard link, CANBUS is used to form the hardware link. Interfaces to this bus with supporting software drivers have been designed at both local and remote nodes of the link. 5. The various sensor outputs need to be conditioned and converted to binary data for transmission to the workstation. The electronics at this point should preferably be intelligent in order to correct for sensor cross-sensitivity to different pollutants, temperature/ pressure variations and perform calibration normalisations in Real-Time so that the data is captured at the workstation in physical units in order to minimise processing at the workstation and allow rapid response for display and control where appropriate. It is proposed to use neural networks which have the ability to 'learn' algorithms for the evaluation process. The network can be 'trained' by example with a range of target signatures to solve problems of cross-sensitivity in a straightforward manner without complex programming. An advantage of such a network is that the problem is solved with a rapid response so that corrective feedback could be applied to the process in Real-Time wihout any interaction by the host. Neural technology is well documented and the development tools are available. However, it has not yet been widely applied to problem solving since the technology is in its infancy. It does however appear to be ideally suited for solving cross-correlation problems such as those presented by this project. Application software will be designed and developed for an appropriate workstation to provide display of the measured parameters. This will be designed to operate under standard environments such as WINDOWS. Note on timescale: It is anticipated that in addition to informal liaison meetings between collaborating parties, there will be formal review meetings held at 6 monthly intervals. Technological Developments Envisaged: 30-MAY-1993 The technological objectives are: 1. The research and development of solid state electrolytic sensors and semiconductor sensors. 2. The characterisation and development of available semiconductor sensors. 3. The evaluation and characterisation of all sensors. 4. The use of neural/fuzzy logic network technology for front-end data acquisition, control and calibration. 5. Extension of the network to establish a reliable data link to a host computer and data presentation and archiving. Solid state electrolytic sensors offer the promise of fast response, reliability, low cost and ruggedness and are ideal for integration in electronics for process monitoring and control. They provide high levels of voltage output without excitation and have been used in hostile environments. Their reliability and low-cost would provide a cost effective means of measuring a number of pollutant gases simultaneously. Semiconductor sensors are available for the measurement of CO. These need to be tested and characterised in-situ. All sensors need to be tested for cross-sensitivity to pollutant gases, so that a combination of sensors will provide a solution to measuring a mixture of various gases simultaneously and economically. The front-end electronics must be capable of performing the sensor calibration processes and undertaking correction of measurements due to drift and cross sensitivity. Neural/fuzzy logic technology offers the advantages of self-learning processes. The use of front-end intelligence will also reduce data in real terms, minimise data transferred to the host and help to maintain the integrity of the data network between front-end and host. As a result of the research into sensor characterisation it will be possible to optimise the electronic design to achieve a reliable and economical remote measurement system capable of closed loop control response without host intervention. HYTEC ELECTRONICS LIMITED MR. ALAN BURLEY Will develop the data networking hardware/software for the project; select and test the sensors for CO while developing the sensor interfaces required for these sensors; will make its combustion facilities available to partners. UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRIA The overall aim of the project is to research and develop a system which will measure and quantify the amount of pollutant gases in incineration and other processes, both accurately and reliably. Existing methods involve extraction of the gases away from the immediate vicinity of the flue for a complicated sample conditioning procedure prior to analysis. In-situ analysis would overcome this problem and enable Real-Time control of the process to become a possibility. The project will involve the research and development of novel solid-state electro-chemical sensors for SOx, NOx and HCl. Semiconductor sensors have been researched for CO measurements. Careful attention must be paid to cross-sensitivity and calibration of sensors and it is therefore envisaged that the properties of neural networks will be exploited to solve these problems and to allow data acquisition by standard computers/work stations. This research will lead to the solution of problems associated with on-line process monitoring and control of the emissions of hazardous, toxic and corrosive species from various processes. IPAS TECHNICAL CONSULTANT TECHNICAL CONSULTANT TECHNICAL CONSULTANT 13% - Research/design of front-end electronics to interface sensors providing correction, calibration and data reduction for control and transmission of monitored data to the host computer - Design of data presentation/archiving software. 1.89 M€ Contract research company and has experience in the development and testing of sensor systems for combustion control. A control system based on the monitoring of CO has been developed and is now in commercial use. JOANNEUM has in-house incinerator facilities where testing of the sensors can be carried out. In addition to its sensors expertise, it has developed a network system for sensors based on an industrial data bus. This will afford a good starting point to fulfil the requirements of the project. Organisation Activities: Research into combustion control and the networking of sensors. 2010-10-21 08:24:00 30-Apr-1997 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/896 STEYRERGASSE, 17 8010 -GRAZ > AUSTRIA Tel. +43 316 8020-0 > Fax. +43 316 8020 181 01-Jan-1993 SME 52 Months IN-SITU POLLUTION ANALYSIS USING SOLID-STATE SENSORS CRADOCK ROAD, 5 RG2 0JT -READING > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 118 975 7770 > Fax. +44 118 975 7566 CRADOCK ROAD, 5 RG2 0JT -READING > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 118 975 7770 Fax. +44 118 975 7566 MR. ALAN BURLEY None WOODHOUSE LANE, 175 LS2 3AR -LEEDS > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1132 333 444 > Fax. +44 1132 343 811 TECHNICAL CONSULTANT TECHNICAL CONSULTANT Professor Fray has been concerned with solid electrolytes for more than 20 years and is involved extensively with the application of these materials. He has published 52 papers and has filed 50 patents related to solid electrolytes. Many of these patents are being actively commercialised by E.U. countries. Dr. R. V. Kumar, also of the Department of Mining and Mineral Engineering has 10 years' research experience in the field of solid electrolytes and chemical sensors. He has filed one patent and has published 25 papers on the subject. He has experience of collaborating with industry for R & D, consultancy and field trials. Has 20 years experience of solid electrolyte applications - Has published 52 papers on measurement of gases - Has research experience in the field of solid electrolytes and chemical sensors. Organisation Activities: Research into solid state sensors - Teaching SME UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS/FUEL AND ENERGY DEPARTMENT Professor Fray has been concerned with solid electrolytes for more than 20 years and is involved extensively with the application of these materials. He has published 52 papers and has filed 50 patents related to solid electrolytes. Many of these patents are being actively commercialised by E.U. countries. Dr. R. V. Kumar has 10 years' research experience in the field of solid electrolytes and chemical sensors. He has filed one patent and has published 25 appers on the subject. He has experience of collaborating with industry for R & D, consultancy and field trials. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY/MATERIALS SCIENCE & METALLURGY UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS/MINING & MINERAL ENGINEERING DEPT. None (NOT AVAILABLE), LS2 9JT -LEEDS > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1132 332 508 > Fax. +44 1132 440 572 None None This Department is one of the major combustion research centres in the U.K. It carries out research into combustion of gas, coal, oil and waste materials. It is experienced in flue gas or exhaust gas monitoring, and the Department is well equipped with analysers for measuring the common pollutants. Dr. Clarke runs courses in Industrial Air Pollution Monitoring, drawing together a wide range of industrialists, regulators, engineers and consultants. Organisation Activities: Research and teaching - Combustion processes and measurement. None 28% - Research into solid-state, electrochemical sensors for pollutant gas measurement - Identification, synthesis and fabrication of appropriate solid electrolytes for gas measurement in toxic, hazardous, corrosive environments. TECHNICAL CONSULTANT TECHNICAL CONSULTANT None SME PEMBROKE STREET, CB2 3QZ -CAMBRIDGE > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1223 334 300 > Fax. +44 1223 334 567 MR. ALAN BURLEY None None None None UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS INNOVATIONS LIMITED 28% - Research into solid-state, electrochemical sensors for pollutant gas measurement - Identification, synthesis and fabrication of appropriate solid electrolytes for gas measurement in toxic, hazardous, corrosive environments. MR. ALAN BURLEY MR. ALAN BURLEY 22% - Validation/optimization of sensors - Evaluation of response/stability/cross sensitivity of sensors - Comparison of electrolyte/semiconductor sensors - Industrialisation of design - Calibration through field tests. (NOT AVAILABLE), LS2 9JT -LEEDS > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1132 332 508 > Fax. +44 1132 440 572 None SME Organisation Activities: Industrial liaison between the various research departments of the university and industry. The departments involved are mining and mineral engineering, and fuel and energy. 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MR. MATS BJOERKGREN SME TO DEVELOP, TEST AND MARKET A MINIATURISED HIGH PRECISION PUMP, CONTROLLED BY AND COMMUNICATING WITH ADVANCED COMPUTER SYSTEMS. MR. MATS BJOERKGREN SME 893 ANNOUNCED - 01-Feb-1992 Design, construction and manufacture of high performance gearing and micromechanical devices, especially for applications in the fields of medical analysis and automatic medication. FLUX AB BAUR S.A. In the handling of fine chemicals in various dosing applications, pilot plants and complex printing applications, there is a need for a pumping system that meters and reports true mass flow rather than volume flow. The special high performance precision liquid metering system under development is based on a novel, miniaturised liquid displacement unit supplemented with sophisticated computer control. In order to generate true mass flow, the special pump drive control is envisaged for automatic compensation of the influence of the specific compressibility of the liquid being pumped. The described precision metering system has its specific applications in the fields of: - Analytical Chemistry - Special Chemical Process Techniques, and - Advanced Printing Devices. The application potential of the system is furthermore enhanced by the fact that the displacement unit is specially designed for direct interaction with peripheral functions. FLUX AB MR. MATS BJOERKGREN Coordinate the development of various main parts of the pump. Find suitable subcontractors for vital parts. Prepare for production and functional tests. Document the pump and make necessary market surveys for distribution of the unit. SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND The project will have the following main phases: Introductory Development phase (Jan 92 - Jul 92): Here we will carry out studies on the possibility to electronically and mechanically control mass flow rates. Development of 3 Experimental Models (Jul 92 - Dec 92): 3 complete experimental models have to be developed. The main tasks in this phase are to design and make an experimental gear box unit, the wet parts of the pump head and electronics and design a suitable housing. Development of inlet valve control system (Nov 92 - Feb 93): This is an important optional unit to control inlet functions. Mechanical valves will have to be developed as well as complex programming work. Programming of Electronic Control (Oct 92 - Feb 93): During this phase the complete programming of the electronics will be carried out. This means all programming to obtain complete gearbox control and a large programme covering all the different functions of the pumping process, including communications with surrounding peripheral data and control systems. Test Phase (Dec 9 - Apr 93): To make the 3 experimental models work in real applications with specially appointed customers to gather experience and references before starting the first series of pumps. In the first line customers in SWITZERLAND, SWEDEN and GERMANY will be chosen. Adjustments of Pre-Production Models and building of 10 Prototypes (Apr 93 - Jun 93): Here experience from the trials with 3 experimental models will be applied to the unit and 10 prototypes have to be built. Building of the first 50 + 50 pumps (2 different versions) (Jun 93 - Oct 93): An introductory series of a maximum 100 units in pre-production execution will be distributed among important distributors and direct customers. Market Introduction, build-up of Distribution Network, Technical Documentation (Apr 93 - Apr 94): This will be partly a parallel effort to some of the other phases. RHEOS MANAGING DIRECTOR MANAGING DIRECTOR MANAGING DIRECTOR Development, optimisation and kinematic calculation of gear unit. Production of prototypes, test units and pre-production models. 0.98 M€ The company's expertise comprises knowledge of engineering ceramics and fine mechanical components, gears and drive units. In particular, mechanical units to handle and control very small flow rates of all kinds of liquid. The company network has expertise in manufacturing and final assembly. 2010-10-21 08:23:57 31-Mar-1994 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/893 BOHULTSGATAN, 7 691 33 -KARLSKOGA > SWEDEN Tel. +46 586 846 11 > Fax. +46 586 846 10 01-Feb-1992 SME 26 Months PRECISION LIQUID METERING SYSTEM (NOT AVAILABLE), 2024 -SAUGES-PRES-ST.-AUBIN > SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 38 55 16 55 > Fax. +41 38 55 34 69 BOHULTSGATAN, 7 691 33 -KARLSKOGA > SWEDEN Tel. +46 586 846 11 Fax. +46 586 846 10 None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
DR. DIETRICH SCHUELLER Research Institute AUDIO-VISUAL DATA CARRIERS PLAY AN INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT ROLE IN CULTURAL HERITAGE DOCUMENTATION BUT ARE PRONE TO DEGRADATION. AIM: CLARIFY DEGRADATION MECHANISMS/IDENTIFY APPROPRIATE PRESERVATION MEASURES FOR ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS. DR. DIETRICH SCHUELLER Research Institute 892 FINISHED - 01-Jan-1993 The AUSTRIAN PLASTICS INSTITUTE was founded in 1953 and represents a Department of the RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY. It is engaged in fundamental and applied research in the field of destructive and non-destructive testing of polymers. The activities of the Institute encompass the determination of the physical, chemical, mechanical and thermal parameters of plastics, elastomers, compounds, adhesives and binders. Furthermore, the Institute is active in research on the determination of processing techniques, on the degradation of naturally and artificially aged plastics, on the fireproofing of synthetics and on the stability of plastics in microbiological environments. PHONOGRAMMARCHIV DER OESTERREICH.AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN OESTERREICHISCHES KUNSTSTOFFINSTITUT Although the principal goal of the project consists of safeguarding archival data carriers, the research will also lead to improvements in the quality of commercial data carriers. The most appropriate storage conditions, which apply to data carriers in general, will also be identified. In a world of increasingly automated data securing management, the basic stability of storage media is a predominant handling, management and cost factor. Technologically, the project will focus on known and potential, as yet undetected, ageing phenomena. These ageing phenomena will be investigated by advanced methods of testing and research (which have not been used before in combination in this special field), such as: - chromatographical methods - infrared spectroscopy - DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) - TGA (Thermogravimetry) - TMA and DMTA (static and dynamic thermo-analyses) - standard and electron-microscopy - standard chemical analyses. In the beginning the project will focus on screening activities in order to assess experimentally the relevant degradation processes and their parameters. Further activities will identify the most important particular research (selections of the most endangered data carriers, rejuvenation measures, etc.). PHONOGRAMMARCHIV DER OESTERREICH.AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN DR. DIETRICH SCHUELLER Will survey the situation of endangered audiovisual materials in Europe to link the audiovisual archives with their most significant needs to the polymer research partners. GERMANY, AUSTRIA In order to strengthen the European electronic software and media industry, in the field of audiovisual communication, the European Community is putting emphasis on programmes directed towards an increased and substantial European input on the engineering side (such as the European High Definition Television Standard). The latter activities are feflected in programmes such as "EUREKA AUDIOVISUAL" or "MEDIA". These projects emphasize European cooperation in the production of "software", i.e. radio, television and film programmes representing European multi-faceted cultural society. Little attention has so far been paid to the preservation and conservation of historical productions as well as the future availability of present recordings. Audiovisual data carriers (photographic stills, films, phonograms and videograms) are extremely vulnerable and unstable media when compared with conventional paper documents. While it is generally known that historic films made from cellulose nitrate are extremely unstable and difficult to store, there is little public awareness of hazards that endanger vast quantities of other historic and even contemporary data carriers. As an example, the worldwide breakdown of so-called instantaneous acetate discs is mentioned: these are unique documents dating from the Thirties to the Fifties containing irreplaceable recordings of politicians, artists and other eminent personalities. Another risk of hitherto undervalued dimension is the "Vinegar Syndrome", the inherent instability of cellulose triacetate which is the base material for (contemporary) safety film and early magnetic tapes. Moreover, most recently, the "Sticky Tape Syndrome" is affecting especially most recently produced video tapes and cassettes, rendering them unreadable - sometimes after a period of only a few years. It is obvious that, apart from general historical, cultural and scientific implications, the aim of the European Audiovisual Cultural Policy can only be fulfilled properly if contemporary productions are augmented by historical materials for the future. This is even more important today since due to political developments in the East enormous amounts of material are becoming available which have not been previously accessible to historians, researchers and the culturally interested community. In pursing this aim, the PHONOGRAMMARCHIV of the AUSTRIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, the oldest audiovisual archive in the world, has joined forces with the CENTRE OF ARCHIVAL POLYMERS, Manchester and the OESTERREICHEISCHES KUNSTOFF- INSTITUT, institutions having a long-standing tradition in polymer degradation research. The project aim is to survey the endangered audiovisual materials in Europe (East and West) and systematically investigate the various degradation processes. A catalogue of conservation, perservation and rejuvenation measures is to be established which will be in the public domain and independent of the polymer industry and its inherent trade secrets. The preservation and conservation of the European audiovisual heritage must be independent of the commercial policies of the industry. AVIDA DIRECTOR DIRECTOR DIRECTOR Work will focus on investigations into the ageing phenomena of data carriers using chemical/physical methods. Screening activities will assess the relevant degradation processes and the most important fields research in the future. 0.44 M€ Founded in 1899, the PHONOGRAMMARCHIV is the oldest sound archive in the world. Ever since its foundation, it has been active in the development of sound archivism on an international scale. It coordinates the Technical Committee of the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOUND ARCHIVES and is a member of the UNESCO-sponsored Technical Co-Ordinating Committee of the International Federations of Audio, Film and Video Archives. The Archive's bibliography contains numerous articles written by staff members on the preservation and restoration of audiovisual carriers. 2010-10-21 08:23:57 01-Jan-1999 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/892 LIEBIGGASSE, 5 1010 -WIEN > AUSTRIA Tel. +43 1 4227 29600 > Fax. +43 1 4277 9296 01-Jan-1993 Research Institute 72 Months LONG TERM STABILITY OF AUDIO-VISUAL DATA ARSENAL, OBJEKT 3, 1030 -WIEN > AUSTRIA Tel. +43 1 798 1601-0 > Fax. +43 1 798 1601 048 LIEBIGGASSE, 5 1010 -WIEN > AUSTRIA Tel. +43 1 4227 29600 Fax. +43 1 4277 9296 None None None None DIRECTOR None None BUNDESARCHIV None None None None None None None Responsible for about 29,000 historical sound carriers, about 150,000 documentary and feature films on 900,000 reels, 7,000,000 photographic stills and a considerable amount of video tapes. Special experience was acquired in the handling, i.e. the conservation and restoration of silver film, glass plates and other audiovisual carriers. The BUNDESARCHIV is a member of the UNESCO-sponsored Technical Co-ordinating Committee of the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF AUDIO AND FILM ARCHIVES (FIAF), the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOUND ARCHIVES and the INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON ARCHIVES (ICA). One staff member contributes to the work of the ICA as Secretary for Technical Matters while another cooperates within FIAF's Preservation Commission. None None None None None None None DR. DIETRICH SCHUELLER None None None None None None None None None Concentration on investigation into actual research needs/ evaluation of ongoing research programmes in full range of audiovisual archives.In accordance with personnel,all means will be made available to coordinate/support this field. POTSDAMER STRASSE, 1 56075 -KOBLENZ AM RHEIN > GERMANY Tel. +49 261 505-0 > Fax. +49 261 505 226 None None None None Research Institute None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
MR. ROLAND HUNGERBUEHLER Research Institute DEVELOPMENT OF A GENERIC, MODULARISED, PARAMETERISED, UNIX- BASED SOFTWARE PACKAGE TO CONTROL, SCHEDULE, MANAGE AND RUN DIFFERENT TYPES OF FLEXIBLE ASSEMBLY CELLS AND SYSTEMS (FAS) TWO PHASE IMPLEMENTATION:CIM LABORATORY THEN PRODUCTION SITE MR. ROLAND HUNGERBUEHLER Research Institute 891 FINISHED - 01-Jan-1993 - Expertise in operational R & D of optimization algorithms for control and management of flexible production cells - Experience in project EU-735 FAMOS-CIFAS with particular flexible assembly. Organisation activities: Federal Institute of Technology. PERFO S.A./SWISSPERFO AUTOMATION SYSTEMICS EPFL - MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE Work Package (WP) Schedule: WP1: 01.01.93 - 01.07.93 Overall concept formulation and specification of the intelligent production management, control and dynamic scheduling software package for flexible assembly systems. WP2: 01.01.93 - 01.10.93 Definition of the different software package modules. WP3: 01-04.93 - 01.01.94 Development toolkit specification and purchase (LANs, UNIX work stations, databases, 4GLs, CASE tools, etc.) WP4: 01.04.93 - 01.04.94 Algorithm and software development and implementation of the software package. WP5: 01.01.94 - 30.06.94 Integration and implementation of a customised solution of the software package at CBT-MITTELLAND and at one of the partner companies. SWISS CIM TRAINING AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE "MITTELLAND" MR. ROLAND HUNGERBUEHLER Collaboration in WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4, industrial field test, collaboration in project management and supply of hardware and software. UNITED KINGDOM, SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA Description: The goal of designing and operating flexible assembly cells and systems is to enable the production facilities of the company to accommodate rapid changes in product design and to react to changing market needs, without necessitating large and time consuming manufacturing/assembly system investment programmes. In order to satisfy the above outlined requirements, flexible assembly cell control and production management software systems should be able to respond to Real-Time decisions and changes such as an "urgent order", different "product mixes", a "cell breakdown" and others. Such a modular, user-friendly software system should be integrated into a CIM/concurrent engineering information system, comprising factory level, cell off-line, and Real-Time controlled levels, on accepted international open system standards. Aims: The aim is to develop a generic, modular, parameterised software package for the purpose of controlling, scheduling, managing and running different types of flexible assembly cells and systems. To summarise, the goals of the proposed project are as follows: * To analyse/evaluate existing and specify a new, generic, modular software system for the purpose of integrating CIM, concurrent engineering, CAD/CAM and production control/ management requirements and activities. * To design a high quality, object-oriented, user-friendly and modular software package. * To implement, validate and test a customised solution of the generic system at CBT-MITTELLAND (CIM laboratory in Berne, SWITZERLAND), using a flexible assembly cell/system demonstrator and CIM infrastructure. * To implement, validate and test a customised solution of the generic system at one of the industrial partners' production plants. CONTAD Collaboration in WP1, WP2, WP3 and WP4, training of industrial partners' personnel, connection with other R & D bodies. 0.88 M€ - Expertise in design, development and commercialisation of user-friendly software for control and management of flexible workshops. Organisation activities: private company specialising in industrial automation which designs, develops and commercialises hardware and software for industrial and educational applications. 2010-10-21 08:23:56 01-Feb-1999 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/891 AVENUE DE LA GARE, 14 1450 -STE.-CROIX > SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 24 61 12 82 > Fax. +41 24 61 24 28 01-Jan-1993 Research Institute 73 Months A UNIX-BASED FLEXIBLE ASSEMBLY CELL CONTROL AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE PACKAGE WITHIN A CIM ENVIRONMENT DOMAINE D'ECUBLENS, CHAUSSEE DE BELLERIVE, 34 1015 -LAUSANNE > SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 21 693 2562 > Fax. +41 21 693 4303 STAUFFACHERSTRASSE, 130A 3014 -BERN > SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 31 335 5241 Fax. +41 31 333 2003 MR. ROLAND HUNGERBUEHLER None STAUFFACHERSTRASSE, 130A 3014 -BERN > SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 31 335 5241 > Fax. +41 31 333 2003 - Information system analysis, modelling, design and implementation - Database and software design and implementation - Simulation program development and application - Technical writing and documentation - Software testing and validation - multimedia publishing - Design and delivery of short courses, seminars and workshops. Organisation activities: R & D: FMS/FAS/CIM architecture, information system modelling, dynamic scheduling and production control. Technical documentation based on multimedia tools. Training: Short course development and delivery for SMEs. Technology Transfer: Customisation of generic methods, tools and technologies. Technical and management support for SMEs. Research Institute JOANNEUM RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR CHEMICAL & OPTICAL SENSORS None None CIMWARE LIMITED None TYCHBOURNE DRIVE, 43 GU4 7DH -GUILDFORD > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1483 337 83 > Fax. +44 1483 351 77 None None Extensive experience in design and implementation of complex software systems. Expertise in: - software analysis and design - database modelling - graphical user interfaces - visualization of complex technical data - Participates in national/international research projects. - Highly-qualified staff with extensive practical know-how. Contribution: - Quality assurance and standards None None None None None None MR. ROLAND HUNGERBUEHLER None None None None SWISS CIM TRAINING AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE "MITTELLAND" Collaboration in feasibility study, project management, will work on all the WPs, training of industrial partners' personnel, demonstration to interested industrial companies, connection with the R & D bodies of international projects. Inform. system analysis, modelling/design, database design, application software design,distributed computer network design, simulation, tech.doc. based on multimedia technology software test/validation,dissemination through publication MR. ROLAND HUNGERBUEHLER None - Collaboration in all work packages, in particular work packages 3 and 4, - system analysis/ design (both hard-and software architecture), - selection of software engineering tools,- graphical user interface design/implementation. STEYRERGASSE, 17 8010 -GRAZ > AUSTRIA Tel. +43 316 8020-0 > Fax. +43 316 8020 181 None Research Institute - Expertise in software development for automation systems (several projects of INTEC/ENGINEERING SCHOOL OF BERNE and the SOFTWARE SCHOOL OF SWITZERLAND) - Leading position in quality assurance (ENGINEERING SCHOOL OF SION) - Expertise in validation and testing of automation systems (CIM Laboratory in Berne) - Experience from other European projects (ESPRIT/OSACA, EUREKA/FAMOS). Organisation activities: Training: all levels of professionals including postgraduate courses for engineers, scientists, managers and business administrators. R & D: New and further development of CIM/FAS scheduling methods, tools and technologies within a framework of national and international cooperation. Technology Transfer: Trend observation, application and validation tests, customisation and exchange of technical and management experiences for SMEs. 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DIPL.-ING. TIBOR GEORGE PATO University THE CONCURRENT ENGINEERING/CIM INFORMATION SYSTEM WILL HAVE TO SUPPORT ACTIVITIES SUCH AS: ORDER PROCESSING, DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING,FLEXIBLE SHOP FLOOR CONTROL,ETC. THE PROPOSED SOLUTION IS GENERIC, BASED ON OBJECT-ORIENTED METHODS/TOOLS. DIPL.-ING. TIBOR GEORGE PATO University 890 FINISHED - 01-Jan-1993 Expertise and experience in: - simultaneous engineering - project management - software and hardware engineering - quality assurance (SN 9001/EN 29001). SINTRO ELECTRONICS AG AFAG AG FUER AUTOMATISCHE FERTIGUNGSTECHNIK Objectives: Analysis and Design - A new, generic, modular and customisable software product will be developed for the purpose of supporting the integrated product ordering, concurrent engineering and production management process of SMEs, based on the latest object-oriented information and process models and techniques. - The necessary normalised information and process models will be found, developed and the customised versions of this new software product will be applied in several SMEs, dealing with the problem of integrated order processing, concurrent engineering and production management. Implementation - The developed information and process models will be implemented by applying rapid protyping and object-oriented applications software generators, as well as other internationally accepted databases and software tools. - The appropriate user interface will be selected, integrated and implemented. - Currently not available modules of such systems, primarily the integrated project management modules will be implemented. Verification - The developed, new software system will be verified at AFAG, based on AFAG's problems and solutions provided by this new, generic software product. - The system will be further verified by applying it to several SMEs to find weak areas in their order processing, concurrent engineering and integrated production management systems, as well as to identify requirements for further development in such companies. Activities for which EUREKA funding is not requested. Feasibility Study: SINTRO AG The feasibility study has identified the following key areas for consideration and new development: - The Integrated Management Systems (IMS) model is the backbone of any manufacture enterprise - The model must incorporate all different views of the various activities of the enterprise. Note on Timescale: The feasibility study took place between 1st January, 1990 and 1st September, 1992. Main project (project phases supported by the National Government, EUREKA): In agreement with the appropriate emerging international standards - analysis and definition of the appropriate CIM Enterprise model for the given problem - definition of the objects - definition of the entity relationship models - definition of the process, the data dictionary and the transactions Production of CIM system prototype - development of the base modules - development of the integration modules - rapid prototyping of the software system - selection/definition of the user interface - implementation of the desired functions - verification and test - integration with a CAD model. FACHHOCHSCHULE BERN/SCHWEIZ-CIM-BILDUNGS U. TECHNOL. VERBUND DIPL.-ING. TIBOR GEORGE PATO Abstract idea of process and data model of an Integrated Management System (IMS), application software specification and software testing and validation. Excluded from project since Spring, 1994. UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND In order to cope with the rapidly changing market, quality and technology requirements, European SMEs have to be able to react to such changes in a cost effective, fast and flexible manner. This implies that one needs to develop, apply, implement and test an integrated, object-oriented engineering information system based on a distributed, networked engineering database. Such a concurrent engineering/Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) information system will have to support activities such as order processing, concurrent engineering design and manufacturing, flexible shop floor control and others. The solution proposed by this consortium is generic, based on object-oriented methods and tools. For the purpose of testing and validating this generic solution, the consortium will develop and implement a customised system at AFAG AG in Aarberg (SWITZERLAND). Project aims: The aim of this proposed study is to apply/develop, implement, test and validate requirements analysis, information system modelling, design and integration methods, tools and technologies for the purpose of building a generic and customised, concurrent engineering database in a CIM environment. Existing methods and tools will be applied as well as new, commercially not available generic methods, and software will be developed and implemented for the purpose of concurrent engineering data modelling, order processing dataflow and engineering data management purposes. The verification and test of the proposed solution will be performed by the consortium by implementing a customised version of the generic solution at AFAG AG. Furthermore, suggestions and plans will be made for the required future developments and extensions of the system. ORDAT DIRECTOR DIRECTOR DIRECTOR Application software specification Software testing and validation Feasibility study: engineering database project and introduction. 1.72 M€ Expertise and experience in: - simultaneous engineering - project management - software and hardware engineering - quality assurance (SN 9001/EN 29001). Organisation activities: client advice, engineering, production and after-sales service and support for complex Training Simulator Systems. 2010-10-21 08:23:55 30-Jun-1996 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/890 HAUPTSTRASSE, 21 3800 -INTERLAKEN > SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 36 222 222 > Fax. +41 36 220 102 01-Jan-1993 University 42 Months INTEGRATED PRODUCT ORDERING, CONCURRENT ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION INFORMATION SYSTEM BASED ON ENGINEERING DATABASE ALTE LYSSTRASSE, 2 3270 -AARBERG > SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 32 391 9800 > Fax. +41 32 392 3671 STAUFFACHERSTRASSE, 130A 3014 -BERN > SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 31 335 5241 Fax. +41 31 333 2003 DIPL.-ING. TIBOR GEORGE PATO Project management, collaboration in all phases and training of the personnel from interested companies. CAD project as ISBE (Visional). Project definition. STAUFFACHERSTRASSE, 130A 3014 -BERN > SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 31 335 5241 > Fax. +41 31 333 2003 DIRECTOR DIRECTOR - Projecting of engineering databases - Management consulting in the CIM sector - Organisational consulting - Training, system adaptation - Development of complete management data models Organisation activities: sales and introduction of EDB products management, consulting, client support, prototyping and validation. University EIGNER & PARTNER GMBH (KARLSRUHE) - Information system analysis, modelling, design and implementation - Database and software design and implementation - Simulation program development and application - Technical writing and documentation - Software testing and validation - Multimedia publishing - The design and running of short courses, seminars and workshops. Organisation activities: 1. R & D: CIM architectures and information system analysis, modelling, design and implementation. Technical documentation based on multi-media tools. 2. Training: Short course development and delivery for SMEs 3. Technology transfer: Customisation of generic methods, tools and technologies and technical and management support for SMEs. CIMWARE LIMITED EIGNER & PARTNER AG None UNTERFUEHRUNGSSTRASSE, 871 4622 -EGERKINGEN > SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 62 388 99 22 > Fax. +41 62 388 99 33 None None - Software development - Development of Engineering databases - Development of PPS Systems - Development of Database applications - Management consulting in the CIM sector - Training, workshops. Organisation activities: development of software products (technical information systems, engineering databases), Sales and introduction of EDB products, client support, management consulting. DIPL.-ING. TIBOR GEORGE PATO Info.system analysis/modelling/design/db.design application software design/distributed computer network design, simulation,technical document based on multimedia technology software test/validation.Feasibility: CIM-data modelling. DIRECTOR DIRECTOR None University TYCHBOURNE DRIVE, 43 GU4 7DH -GUILDFORD > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1483 337 83 > Fax. +44 1483 351 77 DIPL.-ING. TIBOR GEORGE PATO None STAUFFACHERSTRASSE, 130A 3014 -BERN > SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 31 335 5241 > Fax. +41 31 333 2003 - Expertise in software development by the SOFTWARE SCHOOL OF SWITZERLAND - Expertise in automated systems R & D - Expertise in artificial intelligence - CIM and concurrent engineering R & D expertise in the laboratories of electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering Organisation activities: - courses for graduate engineers - postgraduate courses for engineers, managers and scientists - engineering advice and exchange of technical experiences for SMEs. DIRECTOR SWISS CIM TRAINING AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE "MITTELLAND" Feasibility study: electronic database and technical information system project CIM information model. Leading of project, system analysis, data modelling, rapid prototyping, software testing and validation. Engineering database project with CBT. DIPL.-ING. TIBOR GEORGE PATO DIPL.-ING. TIBOR GEORGE PATO Cooperation in system analysis and diversion of data models, detailed specification, produce individual additional software models,user interface designs, further development Feasibility study: engineering database project with CBT. RUSCHGRABEN, 133 76139 -KARLSRUHE > GERMANY Tel. +49 721 6291-0 > Fax. +49 721 6291 88 None University - Expertise in software development for automation systems (several projects of INTEC/ENGINEERING SCHOOL OF BERNE and the SOFTWARE SCHOOL OF SWITZERLAND) - leading position in quality assurance (ENGINEERING SCHOOL OF SION) - Expertise in the validation and test of automation systems (CIM LABORATORY in Berne) - Previous experience through other European projects (ESPRIT/OSACA, EUREKA/FAMOS). Organisation activities: Training: All levels of professionals, including postgraduate courses for engineers, scientists and engineering and business managers. R & D: Further development in new CIM methods, tools and technologies within a framework of national and international cooperation. Technology transfer: Trend observation, application and validation tests, customisation and exchange of technical and management experiences for SMEs. 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DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER SME DESIGN, MANUFACTURE AND EVALUATION OF SUSPENSION COMPONENTS FOR VEHICLES TO EVALUATE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING FIBRE- REINFORCED PLASTICS TO REDUCE MASS, INTEGRATE PARTS, INCREASE DURABILITY AND REDUCE DAMAGE TO ROAD SURFACES DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER SME 888 FINISHED - 01-Jan-1994 Expertise: RTM technology for automotive components. OY NARKO AB CONCARGO LTD. To date, the use of composite materials for primary load-bearing components has been limited. Moreover, as cost is an important consideration for automotive components, this restricts both the available materials and the type of processes that can be used. In suspension components, the materials are subjected to both static (creep) and fluctuating (fatigue) loading, as well as being exposed to a wide variety of both load and environmental conditions. Such requirements are both at the forefront of current technology capability. Glass fibre leaf springs have been developed primarily by GENERAL MOTORS' Inland Division in the U.S.A. and GKN COMPOSITES in Europe. Both technologies have certain limitations, such as shape and fibre orientation. It is proposed to develop the following methods to enable components to be manufactured at a cost that industry can afford: - emplacement of reinforcing fibres in more than one direction so that stiffnesses can be varied in directions other than the vertical. - use of fabric rather than rovings to facilitate handling, processing and quality control. - use of resins with fast cure times to reduce manufacturing time. - moulding directly to final dimensions. - a design component which will allow suspension components made from fibre-reinforced plastics to be incorporated into suspension systems. For heavy trucks, only air suspension systems are currently capable of being "road friendly", but at a premium of mass and cost over mechanical suspensions. It is proposed to show that composite components could be incorporated into such suspensions, which would allow mass reduction, part consolidation and greater durability. As composite materials have high internal damping compared with steel, it should be possible to design components for suspension systems which are less damaging to both the road surface and the goods conveyed. SCIOTECH PROJECTS LIMITED DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER Assembly of prototype suspensions into trailers, track testing and service evaluation with customers. UNITED KINGDOM, THE NETHERLANDS, LATVIA, HUNGARY, DENMARK, CZECH REPUBLIC, FINLAND The aim of the project is to demonstrate that fibre- reinforced plastics can be used in vehicle suspension systems with advantages to the manufacturer, the operator and other road users and road builders. These advantages need to be quantified in terms of mass reduction, life, reduction in parts and damage to the road surface. In addition, the ability of composite materials to perform as primary load-bearing components needs to be assessed. The cost effectiveness of such materials needs to be established, as the material which it would replace (steel) is both cheap to produce and to process. To gain these advantages, it is proposed to evolve existing designs of suspension systems for a range of vehicles up to the heaviest in current use. Composite materials would be selected on the basis of the appropriate properties and costs and their design allowable parameters. Process technology will be developed to ensure the correct location of the fibres, moulding directly to final dimensions and reproductibility for volume production. Quality assurance techniques will be developed to provide the appropriate level for structural load-bearing components. Laboratory testing of components will include the development of appropriate multi-axis rig tests for components and suspension systems. Vehicle testing will include fit and function tests, ride/handling, and measurements of damage to the road surface by heavy vehicles. In service trials with users are essential to check the performance and acceptability of the suspension under all road conditions. EUROSPRINGS DIRECTOR DIRECTOR DIRECTOR Moulding GRP springs. 4.1 M€ Established trailer manufacturer capable of building trailers of advanced design and testing them. Organisation activities: manufacturer of trailers and transport equipment for the road transportation of good (dry cargo goods). 2010-10-21 08:23:54 01-Jan-2000 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/888 NIXVAEGEN, 16 642 01 -NAERPES > FINLAND Tel. +358 6 222 00111 > Fax. +358 6 222 00400 01-Jan-1994 SME 72 Months DEVELOPMENT OF LIGHTWEIGHT SPRINGS AND SUSPENSION COMPONENTS FOR VEHICLES USING FIBRE-REINFORCED PLASTICS OLDMIXON CRESCENT, BS24 9AH -WESTON-SUPER-MARE > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1934 628 221 > Fax. +44 1934 417 623 ENGINEERING BUILDING, WHITEKNIGHTS UNIVERSITY OF READING RG6 6AY -READING > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 118 378 6357 Fax. +44 118 378 6357 DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER Know-how in injection moulding and wetpressing of parts for the automotive industry. WOLLASTON HALL, WOLLASTON, NN29 7RL -WELLINGBOROUGH > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1933 663 100 > Fax. +44 1933 663 165 DIRECTOR DIRECTOR Tools, design and development, prototyping manufacture, volume production of GRP components. SME UNIVERSITY OF READING/ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT Leading resarch centre in mechanics of composite materials in FSU. Equipment includes 50 tons MTS three channel fatigue test machine and a set of uniaxial fatigue test rigs. Many years of experience in different composite testing. Computational hardware includes IBM workstation software NISA FE. Organisation activities: Design and testing of composite materials and structures. Fatigue and fracture of polymers and composites, non-destructive testing. UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA/INSTITUTE OF POLYMER MECHANICS STRACHAN & FOX COMPOSITES LIMITED LINNANMAA, 905 71 -OULU > FINLAND Tel. +358 8 553 2170 > Fax. +358 8 553 2026 TAPSTONE ROAD, TA20 2DE -CHARD > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1460 64941 > Fax. +44 1460 66057 DIRECTOR DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER Characterisation, testing and design of composite materials and components. Structural analysis, noise and vibration aspects of composite structures. Fatigue testings, damage assessment and residual strength of composite materials and structures. Finite elements analysis and modelling of composite components. Training of personnel in composite materials design. Organisation activities: Higher Education Establishment with activities covering education, training and research. DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER Participation in the design of composite springs. Stress analysis by FEM. Static and cyclic testing of coupons and some manufactured springs. DIRECTOR DIRECTOR SME AIZKRAUKLES STREET, 23 1006 -RIGA > LATVIA Tel. +371 67 551 145 > Fax. +371 67 820 467 DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER UNIVERSITY OF OULU / MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY BAKKEVEJ, 4 8783 -HORNSYLD > DENMARK Tel. +45 75 68 73 11 > Fax. +45 75 68 80 81 The company has, for more than 25 years been producing high level GRP parts for technical use in the following: * windcraft industry * automobile industry * military industry * hospitals and care of the elderly industries * electrical and gas industries * train industry. EM-FIBERGLAS A/S works up to the Military standard AQAP 120. Organisation activities: production of GRP in wetpressing, injection and hand lay-up. DIRECTOR SCOTT BADER COMPANY LIMITED Development of resin to produce high fibre fraction composites. Manufacture of test samples. Evaluation of composite properties to assist in meeting component performance requirements. Will carry out prototype from its development up to and including production. DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER Manufacture of composite samples/components.Characterisation of static and fatigue properties of samples/components. Coordination of experimental testing programmes. Design and testing support for full-scale composite components. WHITEKNIGHTS PARK, RG6 2AY -READING > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 118 931 8321 > Fax. +44 118 931 8979 Organisation activities: teaching and research in engineering mechanics, e.g. composites, vibration and stability of axially-moving materials, vehicle dynamics. SME Developer and manufacturer of thermosetting matrices for over 45 years with a thorough understanding of the performance of reinforcement/matrix combinations to achieve specific design goals. It has a comprehensive composite property database. Organisation activities: Manufacture of polymer matrices including unsaturated polyester resins. Distributor of reinforcements and ancillaries to the reinforced plastics industry. SME SME SME EM-FIBERGLAS A/S DON-BUR (BODIES AND TRAILERS) LTD. ADVANCED COMPOSITE ENGINEERING APS Testing of springs and other components in laboratory and in vehicles (durability/stiffness/damping/etc.), measuring and calculating of dynamic loads, qualification of noise and ride comfort. DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER Experience in designing primary structures in glass/polyester (G.R.P.), carbon/epoxy, kevlar/epoxy, 10 years' experience in designing and constructing machinery for large scale production of composite products, experience in consulting engineering. Research in: a) lacer consolidating of thermoplastic composites b) high speed filament winding and pull winding c) fatigue in G.R.P. d) composite structures for cargo handling equipment for DC10 aeroplanes. Organisation activities: consulting engineering in composite structures and manufacture. Development and manufacturing of machinery for the composite industry. Manufacturing of a variety of composite products. JAFI-AUTOKUT MERNOKI - R & D COMPANY FOR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY LTD. Specialists in the manufacture and design of lightweight trailers and various types of lightweight structures within the commercial vehicle industry. CSOKA UTCA, 7-13 1518 -BUDAPEST > HUNGARY Tel. +36 1 203 7637 > Fax. +36 1 203 7634 Design and development of prototype machinery for leaf spring manufacture. Materials selection/test specimens. Design of one specific leaf spring. Production of a number of leaf springs for fatigue testing. SME CASPER MUELLERSGADE, 26 6000 -KOLDING > DENMARK Tel. +45 75 53 40 06 > Fax. +45 75 53 02 64 DIRECTOR ADDERLEY GREEN, MOSSFIELD ROAD, ST3 5BW -STOKE-ON-TRENT > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1782 599 666 > Fax. +44 1782 599 275 SME DIRECTOR Manufacturer of lightweight trailers and bodywork. SME DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER DIRECTOR Vibration analysis and durability testing of buses and trucks on a hydraulic road simulator. Testing of vehicle components. Measurement of stress, vibration, noise and road profiles. Spectral analysis. Research into ride comfort. Patented devices for reduction of structure borne noise. Calculation of vehicle vibrations. Qualification of vehicle noise according to E.U. regulations. Consulting in automotive engineering. Organisation activities: R & D of road vehicles and engines: design, calculation, measurement, testing, qualification, consulting. Manufacturing of special testing equipment. SCIOTECH PROJECTS LIMITED DIRECTOR DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER Use of fibre-reinforced plastics in load-bearing structures, which sustain both static and fatigue loading, such as flywheel storage systems and wind turbine blades. Transfer of knowledge from related JOULE programme. Project management of complex and innovative engineering projects for over 20 years using novel technology. Integration of skills required to solve complex problems. Strong European contacts within fibre-reinforced plastics technology area. Identification of participation, making cohesive team. Project management. Will assist with design, manufacture and testing of suspension components/structures. Development of suitable quality assurance techniques for components. ENGINEERING BUILDING, WHITEKNIGHTS UNIVERSITY OF READING RG6 6AY -READING > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 118 378 6357 > Fax. +44 118 378 6357 SME VETROTEX (UK) LIMITED POLYMATH ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY POLYMARIN B.V. SME DIRECTOR DIRECTOR SME DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER Composites engineering including: Materials Technology, spring design, suspension engineering, Rig and vehicle testing, preparation of specifications, Marketing/Project Engineering. Manufacturing Processes and Quality Control. DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER Leighton Richard Harris: over 30 years' experience of composites engineering, including the design, development and commercial manufacture of composite springs for vehicles - as Chief Engineer of GKN composites. As Head of Product Evaluation at GKN TECHNOLOGY, managed the Rig and Vehicle Test Departments, Design Office and Manufacturing workshops. Completed the materials, manufacturing and test specifications for composite springs and vehicle drive line components. Installed and put into operation GKN's 4.5 million pound Spring Plant at Telford. Organisation activities: * consultancy in composites materials, * composites engineering, * design and testing, * drive line engineering, * E-testing, * preparation of specifications, and * project management. BEADLE TRADING ESTATE - HITHERCROFT ROAD, 3 OX10 9RA -WALLINGFORD > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1491 835 335 > Fax. +44 1491 835 591 DIRECTOR SME DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER Europe's largest glass fibre manufacturer, with comprehensive, indepth knowledge of composites manufacture and design. The Company's expertise is backed by extensive laboratory and workshop facilities. Dr. Thornburrow has 25 years' experience in composite materials and processing, including RTM, and has access to the resources and expertise of VETROTEX. Organisation activities: Suppliers of glass fibre materials and other requirements for the GRP industry. 1.Supply free glass fibre materials for project use; up to a total of 4 tonnes over the projected 4-year timetable. 2.Attendance at 3 project review meetings each year. 3.Provision of technical advice where appropriate. OLD VICARAGE GREEN, KEYNSHAM, 22 -BRISTOL > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 117 986 8012 > Fax. +44 117 986 8012 NIJVERHEIDSWEG, 7 1670 AD -MEDEMBLIK > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 227 54 30 44 > Fax. +31 227 54 30 60 Alan Harper and PLASTECH have specialised in the field of RTM for the last 25 years. During this time, the company has focused on the practical needs of the RTM process to design and manufacture one of the largest range of RTM injection machines in the world. PLASTECH are not only a machine maker but also develop and design RTM moulds and conduct mould technology courses on a worldwide scale. Organisation activities: original equipment manufacturer of resin transfer moulding machinery, tooling and ancillaries. Consultants to RTM industry and technology courses. ROR ROCKWELL LIMITED LTI - LONDON TAXIS INTERNATIONAL CULZEAN FABRICS PLASTECH THERMOSET TECTONICS DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER Provision of design requirements with particular emphasis on refinement, ride characteristics and durability. Evaluation of prototype springs. Bench marking against other products in service. DIRECTOR BELFORD MILLS, LAWSON STREET, KA1 3HZ -KILMARNOCK > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1563 252 03 > Fax. +44 1563 220 22 Design parameters of trailer springs (mechanical and air trailing link arm). Integration of composite spring designs into existing suspensions. Assessment of finished suspensions by laboratory and road tests. Static/fatigue testingof suspension components manufactured from glass fibre composites. Components to be tested under various loading conditions to check durability/failure mode.Environmental effects on durability to be investigated. SME DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER SME DIRECTOR SME Manufacture of a glass fibre fabric. Design/development of machinery and quality system to produce consistent fabric for cost effective volume production. All initial prototype fabrics will be made by CULZEAN FABRICS on our premises. DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER GRANGEMUIR ROAD, 9 KA9 1PX -PRESTWICK > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1292 479 019 > Fax. +44 1563 220 22 SME DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER Mr. Michael Litton is a graduate in physics with 30 years of textile manufacturing experience and 8 years of textile design and development experience. Organisation activities: consultant for industrial textiles. Contract R & D and manufacturing of prototypes. Principal areas of activity are: medical, reinforcements and nets. CORNER COTTAGE, SUNBEAM STREET, NG13 9ER -WHATTON > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1949 507 61 > Fax. +44 1949 807 61 SME HOLYHEAD ROAD, CV5 8JJ -COVENTRY > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1203 595 01 > Fax. +44 1203 595 54 DIRECTOR - Existing established component load database - Practical design capabilities of component - Suspension design criteria - 6 axis rig available for final suspension testing - Development tractor and trailer available for road testing. DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER DR. PETER THORNBURROW The company's contribution will be conducted in the Strength and Fatigue Laboratory which has been involved in based and applied research on material and strength problems at static or various fatigue loading for more than 40 years. The Laboratory has been equipped with numerous electro-hydraulic or resonance fatigue machines (mostly SCHENCK) for testing coupons and different scale components. Recently, SVUM participated in the EC-JOULE-2 Programme "Wind Energy", where fatigue tests of GRP coupons and GRP and wood-epoxy components were conducted in the Strength Laboratory. In this project, two research workers, two technicians and two mechanics will be involved. Organisation activities: materials research and testing - tensile, creep, fatigue and fracture test, corrosion and stress-corrosion, non-destructive testings, metallographic and chemical analyses, certification activities. UNIT ONE, DELAWARE ROAD, PL18 9AR -GUNNISKLAKE > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1822 832 621 > Fax. +44 1822 833 999 SME Designer, manufacturer and distributor of London taxis and associated spare parts. Provision of technical service expertise to the market place. Organisation activities: Manufacture of the traditional London taxis (black cabs). DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER DR. RAYNER MICHAEL MAYER RACKERY LANE, LLAY, LL12 OPB -WREXHAM > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1978 852 141 > Fax. +44 1978 856 173 Development of production manufacturing technique for automation up to 10,000 leaf spring products per year. Currently manufactures and designs a range of glass fibre fabrics for the G.R.P. Industries in the U.K., Europe and Australasia. The range includes woven, knitted, stitchbonded and needled fabrics. The company has also developed fabrics and machinery for B.P. CHEMICALS/BOEING, a project concentrating on wind turbine blades and their own range of fabrics. Varied customer base which enables them to keep their information/technology up to date and provides them with many contacts within the reinforced plastics industry. Organisation activities: designers and manufacturers of Nottingham lace, polyester lace, fish farm netting, industrial netting, flameproof netting and glass fibre/carbon fibre fabrics for the G.R.P. Industry. In-house R & D unit for the textile industry. DIRECTOR DIRECTOR Ability to bridge the techical gap between the requirements of a composite and the practicalities and theories of the production of suitable reinforcement(s). SME DIRECTOR FLEMINGS LACES LIMITED SVUM A.S. (STATNY VYSKUMNY USTAV MATERIALOV A.S.) (PRAHA 9) RESEARCH CENTRE BECHOVICE, AREAL VU, 190 11 -PRAGUE > CZECH REPUBLIC Tel. +420 2 627 4364 > Fax. +420 2 627 7641 DIRECTOR None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
PROF. DR. GUENTER KOEHLER Research Institute DEVELOPMENT OF PREVENTIVE MEASURE FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE OF HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE ASSEMBLY LINES FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF ENERGY-SAVING LIGHT BULBS AS WELL AS THE MANUFACTURE OF PRODUCTIVE LINES. PROF. DR. GUENTER KOEHLER Research Institute 887 FINISHED - 01-Oct-1992 Specialised in producing automatic assembly lines for the manufacture of light bulbs. INSTITUT FUER FUEGETECHNIK UND WERKSTOFFPRUEFUNG GMBH FALMA PRODUCTION S.A. The amount of bulbs produced is limited by the currently used production technology. The aim of this research is to increase the possible output through an improved technology, combined with an improvement in quality. The basis for a new technology is the development of a construction set for highly productive assembly lines. Advantages: - no special design of productive assembly line, short-run production is possible - reduction in production changeover time to another type of bulb. Another innovation is the introduction of a quality management handbook - specifically for PROLUX and FALMA as well of general interest to SMEs. INSTITUT FUER FUEGETECHNIK UND WERKSTOFFPRUEFUNG GMBH PROF. DR. GUENTER KOEHLER GERMANY, SWITZERLAND Aims of the Work: - Increase the level of quality management in the enterprise - increase the quality level in the light bulb assembly process - Reduce number or rejects during the light bulb assembly process as well as after light bulb completion - higher quality and longer product life time of the sold light bulbs Contents: - Development of a quality system for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in accordance with the requirements of the International Standard ISO 9000 to 9004, including: * organisational structure * responsibilities * procedures * processes, and * resources. to implement quality management. - Total design (process planning and construction) of assembly lines for the manufacture of light bulbs, including: * unification of single machines (development of construction sets) * automatic, non-contact process control by video-sensor systems for as many positions of the whole assembly as possible * using expert knowledge and scientific intelligence for knowledge-based systems. - Construction and optimization of qualified assembly lines. QUAP GENERAL DIRECTOR GENERAL DIRECTOR GENERAL DIRECTOR 5.13 M€ Specialised in combining and control of glass and ceramics. 2010-10-21 08:23:52 30-Apr-1996 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/887 OTTO-SCHOTT-STRASSE, 13 07745 -JENA > GERMANY Tel. +49 3641 204 100 > Fax. +49 3641 204 110 01-Oct-1992 Research Institute 43 Months QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE ASSEMBLY LINES FOR FRAGILE ITEMS (NOT AVAILABLE), 1753 -MATRAN > SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 37 41 41 41 > Fax. +41 37 41 06 34 OTTO-SCHOTT-STRASSE, 13 07745 -JENA > GERMANY Tel. +49 3641 204 100 Fax. +49 3641 204 110 None None None None GENERAL DIRECTOR None None PROLUX MASCHINENBAU GMBH None None None None None None None Specialised in producing automatic assembly lines for the manufacture of light bulbs. None None None None None None None PROF. DR. GUENTER KOEHLER None None None None None None None None None BREITENBACHSTRASSE, 1 13509 -BERLIN > GERMANY Tel. +49 30 435 76 277 > Fax. +49 30 435 76 350 None None None None Research Institute None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
MR. BRUCE PATCHETT Research Institute AIM IS TO DEMONSTRATE PERFORMANCE OF NOVEL PHOTON COUNTING SENSORS FOR THE MEDICAL MARKET. THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, WHICH IS ANTICIPATED TO START IN JANUARY 1993, WILL LAST 2 1/2 YEARS, FOLLOWED BY A 6 MONTH FIELD TRIAL IN THE U.K. MR. BRUCE PATCHETT Research Institute 884 FINISHED - 30-Apr-1993 Founded in October 1991 as a result of purchasing the assets of the Electro-Optics Division of INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY LTD (ITL). Specialisation is photo emissive technology. PHOTEK manufactures a wide range of remotely processed wafer image intensifers in 25, 40 and 75 mm formats with single, double and triple MCP gain stages. PHOTEK has considerable experience in processing all the major photocathodes on a variety of substrates and keeps a range of phosphor materials in stock. The company also manufactures tubes for resistive anode, coded anode and multi-anode read-out systems. These enable good spatial resolution with fast timing resolution of individual events. The ultra-fast channel plate photomultipliers, for example, are able to count single photons with a timing resolution of around 100 psecs. PHOTEK will continue with the production of Photochron streak camera tubes and IPD photon counting imaging systems. IBH CONSULTANTS LIMITED PHOTO-EMISSIVE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED Time Resolved Iimaging Fluorescence The fluorescent decay time of samples is an important analytical tool in chemistry, biochemistry and biology. Current techniques use photomultipliers or image intensified optical channel analysers (OMA) and provide no imaging data. New techniques being developed in the U.K. and the NETHERLANDS using image intensified cameras with fast electronic shutters enable the fluorescent decay time to be measured. In use, the camera could be attached to an optical microscope to view a tissue section. The cells with a long fluorescent time could be highlighted in the display and the decay times of individual or groups of cells measured. The sensitivity of time resolution of the fluorescent decay is potentially better than one nano-second. This technique has many applications including the differentiation between healthy and cancer cells. The camera could also be attached to an endoscope for immediate diagnosis of the patient. The technical innovations required include new fast electronics with high speed modulation of the light source and detector, and new image processing software for the photon counting camera. PHOTEK is participating on a DTI LINK scheme "TRIAD" with SALFORD UNIVERSITY and CATHODEON to investigate improved cameras as above. EUREKA funding may become useful towards the latter stages of this project to fund advanced development models. Photon Counting Cameras The readout system for the camera will follow on from designs of photon counting detectors produced by RUTHERFORD APPLETON LABORATORY (RAL) and the EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY. RAL has been at the forefront of detector research for over 25 years with applications including: X-ray, ultraviolet, infrared, microwave and particle physics. Research into photon counting techniques was stimulated by the imaging requirements of space instrumentation and a high performance, modular detector was designed to provide minimum demands on power and mass. Prototypes of this detector have been used successfully for astronomical imaging on telescopes in the CANARY ISLANDS and CHILE and for X-ray autoradiography of tissue samples. Our knowledge of the opto-electronics market indicates several potential applications, including autoradiography, X-ray Crystallography, X-ray inspection, and Optical/UV cameras. Currently, the time taken for Beta autoradiography ranges from hours to days and is expensive in time, manpower and laboratory space. The new detector will reduce this time to seconds and minutes, and Real-Time monitoring will enable the exposure to be optimised. Currently many hospitals/research laboratories label biological samples with radioactive markers such as Tritium, C14 and P32 and use electrophoretic separation techniques to dissect macromolecules such as protein and DNA for further analysis. DNA sequencing, fingerprinting and transplant tissue typing are three typical applications of autoradiography. DNA fingerprinting is already extensively used in the forensic field where it is used to positively identify criminal offenders. It is also being increasingly used in the field of medical investigation identifying treatments for diseases ranging from sickle cell anemia, AIDS, diabetes and arthritis. Contact photographic prints are then taken of the scintillator/gel samples and quantitative information, resulting from micro-densitometry of the prints, provides information on tissue typing DNA sequencing and protein sequencing. The CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTRE, NORTHWICK PARK HOSPITAL for example, processes 10,000 such autoradiograms/week. The exposure time required can range from a few hours to weeks dependent upon the sample type. Following exposure each autoradiogram must then undergo conventional photographic processing. Clearly such an approach is expensive in time, manpower and laboratory space ultimately reducing system throughput. We believe that the detector we propose for beta autoradiography imaging would allow faint band detection and hence rapid sample/tissue typing in seconds and minutes rather than weeks as is currently the case. The device would offer true individual beta particle counting performance (estimated efficiency for Tritium label = 40%) with a very high resolution image format of 3000 x 2000 pixels defined within a physical area of diameter 115mm. In addition, on-line inspection of the autoradiogram as it is integrated would be possible with our proposed system. This facility would allow termination of the exposure either under automation or manually when the desired image contrast has been achieved. This facility is not offered by film or alternative electronic systems such as storage phosphor-based detectors. In summary, the perceived advantages of the proposed detector over systems currently available for autoradiography are listed below: 1. Allow up to 100 shorter integration times 2. Allow Real-Time inspection of the autoradiograph during integration 3. Extend the detection limits of current autoradiographic techniques 4. Provide up to ten times finer spatial resolution (of proportional counter detector) 5. Provide on-line image analysis and large volume date archiving 6. Convenient benchtop computer-controlled operation. * very low light level biofluorescence applications, both static and time resolved RUTHERFORD APPLETON LABORATORY (RAL) MR. BRUCE PATCHETT UNITED KINGDOM, THE NETHERLANDS Medical imaging sensors currently suffer from either low sensitivity or poor time resolution, and many, e.g. Charge Coupled Devices (CCD), have a small active area. Photographic film is costly in terms of effort and materials, and can also lead to excessive exposure of patients to X-rays. The intention of the project is to undertake the R & D necessary to demonstrate the performance of efficient, large area, high resolution cameras. In the first major research area a large diameter image intensifier will be coupled to a photon-counting camera. HAMMAMATSU (JAPAN) currently produce a 100 mm diameter device, with the nearest European equivalent being 80mm. We consider that anything above 115 mm will have a significant market impact, and our ultimate goal is to develop a 200 mm intensifier. RAL will be responsible for upgrading their present image processing system, and will later include pattern recognition algorithms suitable for use during the medical field trials. For this particular programme HI-LIGHT will be researching intelligent stabilised power supply, and the aim is to design a compact, programmable, H.V. unit which will allow the camera to respond to varying degrees of light imput. Of particular concern is the initial switch-on, where high light levels could potentially destroy the camera. HI-LIGHT will also breadboard many of the electronic circuits associated with the read-out system. Our knowledge of the opto-electronics market indicates several potential applications, including Autoradiography, X-ray Crystallography, X-ray inspection and Optical/UV cameras. Currently the time taken for beta autoradiography ranges from hours to days and is expensive in time, manpower and laboratory space. The new detector will reduce this time to seconds and minutes, and Real-Time monitoring will enable the exposure to be optimised. The second major area of research relates to the field of fluorescent lifetime techniques, which is an important analytical tool in chemistry, biochemistry and biology. Current techniques use either photomultipliers (pico second time resolution) or image intensified optical multi-channel analysers (10nsecs resolution). Our intention is to demonstrate the performance of a multi-channel device having pico second read-out. Present single photon techniques only capture one small slice of medical fluorescence signals whereas the proposed imaging development will provide both high specificity and measurement speed, permitting wider area monitoring. For the purposes of their R & D work, IBH will construct a single photon timing imaging system and write display and processing software. HI-LIGHT will develop prototypes for the HV power supply and build the circuits necessary for control electronics. PHOBIA Large format,high resolution demagnifying image intensifiers 115-200 mm input diameter/high resolution cameras for X-ray/ Beta/Gamma detection inputs, centroiding CCD camera for high resolution imaging and multi-anode photomultiplier. 1.66 M€ 2010-10-21 08:23:50 31-Jul-1996 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/884 UNIT 2E, CLYDEWAY CENTRE, FINNIESTON STREET, 45 G38 JU -GLASGOW > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1412 041 184 > Fax. +44 1412 484 014 30-Apr-1993 Research Institute 39 Months PHOTON COUNTING CAMERAS FOR BIO LUMINANCE AND AUTO RADIOGRAPHY CASTLEHAM ROAD, 26 TN38 9NS -ST. LEONARDS-ON-SEA > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1424 850 555 > Fax. +44 1424 850 051 CHILTON, OX11 CQX -DIDCOT > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1235 821 900 Fax. +44 1235 445 808 MR. BRUCE PATCHETT None OLDEBERTWEG, 64 9356 AE -TOLBERT > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 594 51 51 18 > Fax. +31 594 51 51 19 None Research Institute RUTHERFORD APPLETON LABORATORY (RAL) None None None None None None None None None None None None None None MR. BRUCE PATCHETT None None None None HI-LIGHT OPTO ELECTRONICS B.V. Design/develop: ultra-fast high voltage power supplies, high resolution CCD camera drive circuitry/frame memories, Image processing software, computer-interface/peripherals, micro focus X-ray source, software/multi-channel readout. None None None CHILTON, OX11 CQX -DIDCOT > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1235 821 900 > Fax. +44 1235 445 808 None None Young, high-tech innovative company specialising in design and manufacturing of high quality, high voltage miniature power supplies for image intensifier tubes and low light level equipment. The company was established in 1985 and is well equipped with both manufacturing and test equipment in clean, temperature and humidity controlled production areas. Hi-LIGHT uses Mil.Spec. components, manufactures and tests according to Mil. Standards and delivers with a complete test certificate after testing in extreme low and high temperature environmental conditions. Current production efforts are centred around models as described in the product data sheets; and used as an integral part of second generation 18 mm wafer, 25 mm inverter tubes as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation hybrid and image converter tubes. HI-LIGHT offers a custom design and consultancy service for special packages in Night Vision and in the Image processing field as well as Test and Measuring Equipment for testing Mil. Spec. Power supplies including optical and mechanical parts. 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MR. GERHARD SCHWANKHART SME MACHINE FOR THE RECOGNITION AND ELIMINATION OF BAD GLASS TUBES MR. GERHARD SCHWANKHART SME 882 FINISHED - 01-Oct-1992 SCHOTT-ROHR GLAS GMBH (MITTERTEICH) INOCON PRODUKTIONSTECHNOLOGIE GMBH The most critical item is the machine's high-cycle time. At the moment, there is no machine capable of meeting these demands. Therefore, we have to develop transport units (linear transport systems), separation and take-up units. Moreover, no software package exists which is capable of recognising bad pieces (80 pieces per second). Therefore we have to create a new software package capable of controlling our machine in combination with 8 cameras. INOCON PRODUKTIONSTECHNOLOGIE GMBH MR. GERHARD SCHWANKHART Handling and machine design / software for the identification of glass tubes (camera system). GERMANY, AUSTRIA This project involves a complete machine with an image processing and evaluation device. The problems to be solved are on the one hand, the required high output of 40 pieces per second and on the other, the test result. The quota of bad pieces must not exceed 5 ppm. The export markets in the Far East, above all JAPAN, insist on this high quality. If the required quality is not achieved these jobs will be lost in Europe. The product will shift to the Far East where it can be produced more cheaply. Only superior quality will secure jobs in Europe. The glass tubes are delivered as bulk material. They are cleaned (by a vibrating screen) in a pre-line. Then the tubes are brought to a transport unit (80 lines in parallel). At the end of this line (also serving as a buffer) the tubes are separated and presented to the cameras by a separation slide. After taking the picture, the tubes are transported to the next station. Here the bad pieces are blown out and the good ones are put into stock. VISOG Handling and machine design / software for the identification of glass tubes (camera system). 0.22 M€ 2010-10-21 08:23:48 31-Jul-1993 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/882 ERICH-SCHOTT-STRASSE, 95666 -MITTERTEICH > GERMANY Tel. +49 9633 80 160 > Fax. +49 9633 80 169 01-Oct-1992 SME 10 Months VIDEO-ASSISTED TESTING AND SORTING SYSTEM FOR MICRO-DIODE GLASS TUBES WIENERSTRASSE, 3 4800 -ATTNANG-PUCHHEIM > AUSTRIA Tel. +43 7674 2526-0 > Fax. +43 7674 2526 27 WIENERSTRASSE, 3 4800 -ATTNANG-PUCHHEIM > AUSTRIA Tel. +43 7674 2526-0 Fax. +43 7674 2526 27 None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
ING. WIM SWINKELS SME THE CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION OF LACTIC ACID FOR ACIDIFICATION OF MASH USED FOR BEER PRODUCTION, ACHIEVED BY IMMOBILISATION OF SPECIAL BACTERIA STRAIN USING A CARRIER TO BE DEVELOPED FOR THIS PURPOSE UNDER CONDITIONS TO BE DEFINED. ING. WIM SWINKELS SME 881 FINISHED - 01-Oct-1992 Experience and specific knowledge relating to the application of yeast immobilisation on an industrial scale for non-alcoholic beer production. The (patented) carrier which is used for this immobilisation was developed in conjunction with CULTOR LTD. Research has been conducted, together with the TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN, into batch production of lactic acid for the acidification of the mash; the results did not prove to be of use for BAVARIA. Thanks to its good relationship with this university, BAVARIA has access to special lactic acid bacteria strains which may be suitable for continuous production. The quality of BAVARIA's experience may be seen from the fact that it has obtained a 60% share of Dutch non-alcoholic beer market. CULTOR LIMITED BAVARIA B.V. BAVARIA has experience with immobilisation techniques for yeast. Fermentation processes are almost always based on the exploitation of freely multiplying micro-organisms in tanks. In recent years technologists have been attaching more importance to the use of immobilised micro-organisms whose cells are fixed on/in carriers. The advantages of immobilisation are: - the higher cell concentrations imply faster biochemical reactions and more intensive and therefore cheaper use of equipment - smaller losses (by-products) occur because less biomass is formed - suitability for continuous production processes - better controllability of the systems. The disadvantages of the immobilisation techniques known hitherto are avoided (high costs, complicated methods, uncontrolled cell growth and limited substrate diffusion in the cells). From a bio-technological point of view, this research will have an important impact on the technique of producing non- alcoholic beer while alcoholic beer can also be produced in compliance with the German Purity Law. The filterability of the beer is better, due to the optimal action of the enzymes: this also improves the quality of the beer. Better controllability of the production process is expected because there is a continuous presence of lactic acid. The reactors can be kept on standby in case there are operating breakdowns. This will considerably increase the degree of flexibility in production. A major problem with batch production is the size of the storage tanks needed. Many breweries have no room for them so that accommodating batch production in their existing production process is very difficult. With continuous production, using this technique, this expansion is not necessary. To give a clearer picture, it may be said that the difference in volume is in the order of 1 to 10; for example, while a given continuous production process can manage with a 1,000 litre tank, a batch production method will need a 10,000 litre tank for the same production volume. For this reason alone, the use of a bioreactor would be successful in many breweries. The problem which has to be overcome is the need to find physiological conditions under which optimal interaction can be achieved between a selected bacteria strain and an immobilisation carrier constructed and/or adapted. This aims to achieve the mentioned objective. This problem can be subdivided into a number of sub- problems: * 1: selection of a suitable bacteria strain * 2: definition and implementation of the most suitable carrier construction for the immobilisation * 3: achieving the best interaction between this bacteria strain and the carrier so that a constant quantity of lactic acid can be produced on a continuous basis * 4: further investigation by means of trial equipment of the results obtained in the laboratory * 5: making preparations for the industrial phase. BAVARIA B.V. ING. WIM SWINKELS Assistance in bacteria strain selection. Supply of the carrier/know-how on carrier. Modification of carrier for optimal interaction with the selected bacteria strain. Assistance during the trial equipment phase. THE NETHERLANDS, FINLAND Motivation: In order to be able to enter the German beer market, a brewery should comply with the German Purity Law. This law states, among other things, that the necessary mash for the production of beer may only be acidified with lactic acid produced by the brewery itself and out of brewery raw materials. Acidification is necessary in order to be able to achieve optimal enzyme action during the malt extraction. BAVARIA B.V. is already active in the German market inasmuch as it has been granted a (provisional) licence for the sale of alcoholic beer, non-alcoholic beer from BAVARIA B.V. is not yet being sold in GERMANY. German breweries, in comparison with Dutch breweries, produce relatively little non-alcoholic beer. This is due, in particular, to the fact that the process for producing it is more complicated than the production process for alcoholic beers. Present techniques are not capable of providing continuous production of lactic acid for acidification of the mash. The TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN is therefore propagating the idea of batch production. However, batch production requires high investments from the breweries because approximately 10% of the extraction liquid (wort) has to be fermented and stored in special tanks. It would be ideal if in the near future a technique were to become available for the continuous production of lactic acid so that the breweries could avoid such high investments and considerably increase the degree of flexibility in production. Furthermore, there is great interest worldwide in the industrial use of these techniques, which can be used for both the production of non-alcoholic beer and alcoholic beer. Both types of beer can, by using these techniques, be produced in compliance with the German Purity Law. In cooperation with BAVARIA B.V. CULTOR LTD. has produced a carrier by which this technique may possibly be developed. This carrier is now being used for the immobilisation of yeast. The principle of the carrier is the essence for the immobilisation technique for lactic acid bacteria yet to be developed. CULTOR LTD. has both the knowledge and production (manufacturing) facilities available to make an adjustment of this carrier possible. Statement of the problem A proper description of the problems is to be found in the essay "The application of immobilised lactic acid bacteria in fermentation processes" by Marc R. Smiths and Jan A. M. de Bont. The major difficulty to be overcome is that of finding conditions in which an optimum interaction is possible between a selected bacteria strain and an immobilisation carrier to be constructed and/or adapted. This in order to obtain continuous production of a constant quantity of lactic acid. Controllability of the production of lactic acid may be achieved by immobilisation of the lactic acid bacteria using a carrier which has been adapted, as necessary, to the given conditions. BAVARIA B.V. has experience with the immobilisation of yeast for the production of non-alcoholic beer based on an immobilisation technique in which this special patented carrier is used. In collaboration with the TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN, a selection will be made of the lactic acid bacteria strains which may be suitable for the immobilisation process, and the interaction between the carrier and the bacteria strain will be investigated in the laboratories of the TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN and BAVARIA B.V. More detailed research into these results will be conducted by means of trial equipment to be constructed by BAVARIA B.V. During the laboratory phase, CULTOR LTD. will assist BAVARIA B.V. and the TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN in the selection of the strain of bacteria, on the basis of information which it has available concerning the composition of the carrier. During the trial equipment phase, the carrier will by means of the CULTOR LTD. production facilities, be adjusted to the requirements which will have been formulated during the laboratory phase; if necessary this will also take place during the laboratory phase. The investigation to be able to determine whether the carrier can comply with the requirements stated will be carried out in the CULTOR LTD. laboratory. These modifications may, for example, focus on changing the load, changing the particle size or influencing the number of active groups. Whether or not a carrier is suitable, i.e. the extent to which the interaction can be achieved between carrier and bacteria strain, will depend on the nature of the organisms, the carrier material, the composition of the substrate and the capacity of the equipment. LACTIC FERM MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER Bacteria strain selection. Research into optimal conditions for bacteria strain/carrier interaction. Dissemination of knowledge on non-alcoholic beer production process. Further review of results by means of trial equipment. 0.66 M€ Long tradition in agriculture-related food processes and biotechnology. Combination of proprietary know-how in enzyme immobilisation and practical experience with column reactor design and liquid process streams (various sugars) has already resulted in commercial scale utilisation of immobilised yeast in the brewing industry. CULTOR's know-how in combination with practical brewing skills is the first such technology known to be commercially and technically feasible and is successfully used. Expanding this know-how to cover other live cells (lactobacillus) is among attainable goals when the immobilisation technology is modified to meet the specific criteria of any specified living cell. CULTOR possesses the know-how and has access to production facilities needed to carry out any development around the support matrix for cell immobilisation. Formerly FINNISH SUGAR CO. LTD. 2010-10-21 08:23:47 01-Oct-1994 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/881 KYLLIKINPORTTI, 2 002 40 -HELSINKI > FINLAND Tel. +358 9 134 411 > Fax. +358 9 1344 1211 01-Oct-1992 SME 24 Months THE IMMOBILISATION OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA BURG V. D. HEUVELSTRAAT, 35 5737 BN -LIESHOUT > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 499 42 81 11 > Fax. +31 499 42 82 69 BURG V. D. HEUVELSTRAAT, 35 5737 BN -LIESHOUT > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 499 42 81 11 Fax. +31 499 42 82 69 None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
DR. LUCAS P. J. J. NOLDUS SME AUTOMATIC OBSERVATION SYSTEM FOR BEHAVIOURAL RESEARCH - A POWERFUL, FLEXIBLE, ACCURATE, TIME-SAVING TOOL FOR PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH, TO HELP UNDERSTAND AND TREAT BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERS, AGEING AND HUMAN HEALTH IN GENERAL DR. LUCAS P. J. J. NOLDUS SME 880 FINISHED - 01-Jan-1993 Has been involved in psychotropic drug research (principally anxiolytic and antidepressant drugs) for many years and has extensive experience in the field of behavioural pharmacology. More recently, WYETH has employed ethopharmacological techniques to determine the behavioural effects of novel compounds and is therefore able to evaluate and test ETHOVISION within its current research areas. Organisation activities: development and marketing of drugs for treatment of diseases and behavioural disorders. UNIVERSITY OF BATH/SCHOOL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACOLOGY WYETH RESEARCH (U.K.) LIMITED The observational system to be developed will combine state-of-the-art digital image processing techniques with flexible keyboard-based data entry. To make the step from video tracking (by following an object's centre of gravity) to behaviour recognition (three-dimensional pattern recognition), conventional computing methods fall short. A system capable of recognising a behavioural pattern, composed of movements, postures and gestures, requires the implementation of advanced Artificial Intelligence. It is becoming clear that the "traditional" type of Artificial Intelligence, used for the construction of Expert Systems, does not lead to systems with the desired flexibility. Being made up of large collections of rules (if... then clauses), entered by a human operator, renders Expert systems typically dedicated to a limited range of situations. Furthermore, the fact that the rules and conditions are evaluated with regular programming methods, severely limits the execution speed of such systems. Although interesting results have been obtained, rule-based systems are obviously too slow and inflexible to be of use as a general-purpose tool in behavioural research. A more advanced application of Artificial Intelligence is the utilisation of neural networks. These networks are based on connectivity of different layers of neurons, input neurons, inter neurons and output neurons. Neural networks can be trained by each user for his own dedicated purpose. The task of the human operator can thus be reduced to choosing specific postures to be used for training the network. The advantage is twofold: (1) behaviour will be monitored in a highly reproducible way, and (2) the behaviour being scored must be defined very clearly, which will undoubtedly contribute to the discussion among scientists concerning the relevance of these types of behaviour. Neural networks are capable of pattern recognition as a speed far higher than possible with any existing method. Furthermore, by combining neural nets with fuzzy logic, matching and recognition of variable patterns can be performed at an even higher rate. As the necessary computer hardware components are becoming available and affordable (in particular, neural network hardware and fuzzy comparator chips), the software necessary to integrate hardware components and programme them to perform the desired tasks can now be developed in a relatively short period of time. The task of the system will be the automation of routine motion studies (tracking the position in space of one or more objects - animals, or humans), as well as more or less complex ethological observations. For the latter type of task in particular, the system must be intelligent. In order to be capable of fully automatic recording of behavioural events, the system must be able to recognise behavioural patterns on the basis of digital images. The system will be able to use the input from two or three cameras. Thus not only can the position in a three-dimensional space be assessed, but also different forms derived from the same posture seen from different positions can be used as input from the neural network. The system can thus be trained by the user to record behaviour according to a pre-defined ethogram. Validation of the recognition capacities of the system can be carried out with the aid of standard reliability analysis methods. It must be made clear that, no matter to what extent automation of the data collection task is carried through, the user of the system remains primarily responsible for the definition of behavioural categories and patterns, and will always have access to those definitions in order to adjust the operation of the system. To further increase the freedom of the operator, keyboard- based, Real-Time event recording techniques will be implemented as a superset on top of the automatic image analysis process. This will allow the user to automate either all or only part of the behavioural data collection. The system to be developed will be devoid of the drawback of current automated observation systems which are restricted to processing only visual information. The input layer of a neural network can be connected to multiple inputs as long as the signal is offered in the right format. In fact, the more complex the input is, the more reliable the training and eventual performance of the network. Thus, sound can be fed into the network simultaneously with images, which allows the researcher to record and analyse not just the occurrence but also the acoustic content of animal and human vocalisations. Analyses to which discrete event data are subjected can in theory also be applied to image and sound data, after reduction of continuous series of samples (e.g. spatial coordinates) to discrete events. In addition, the growing availability of accurate digital measuring devices allows the integrated analysis of discrete behavioural events and simultaneously recorded continuous measurements, such as physiological parameters or environmental data. Linking these to the system opens up fascinating avenues for analysing and understanding the complexity of animal postures, gestures, movements and auditory signals in relation to their internal physiology and external environment. An automatic image analysis can operate in Real-Time, i.e. process images at the rate in which they are captured by the video camera. However, as the complexity of the operations to be performed on each image increases, the amount of computing power needed to keep up with the continuous stream of images goes up accordingly. The relation between complexity of analysis and execution speed sets a certain level of sophistication beyond which analysis can better be done in an off-line fashion. During observations, video tape can be used as an intermediary storage medium. Afterwards, the system can retrieve images from tape and analyse them one by one. This requires an optimal interfacing of the video recorder and the computer, in particular when observations are done in three dimensions, and corresponding images from the X-Y and X-Z planes have to be matched. NOLDUS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY B.V. DR. LUCAS P. J. J. NOLDUS Replaces WYETH in the project. UNITED KINGDOM, THE NETHERLANDS, DENMARK, GERMANY Direct observation of the behaviour of animals and humans constitutes an essential component of a wide variety of research in academic, clinical and industrial settings. Applications are, amongst others, found in pharmcology, (pre-clinical and clinical drug research, psycho- pharmacology), psychology (developmental, clinical, social, forensic, health, educational and organisational psychology), psychiatry, entomology, (control of crop pests and disease vectors, quality control, ecotoxicology), animal husbandry (animal welfare research), nature conservation (development of nature management systems), sports research and marketing research. Pharmaceutical research in particular is marked by an increasing interest in ethopharmacology, which can be defined as the study of the behavioural effects of drugs, using ethological methods. The ethologist views behaviour as a stream of elements - movements, postures, gestures, facial expressions and vocalisations - which, once accurately described, can be counted and timed. The basis of any ethological study is a comprehensive and unambiguous description of behaviour, while the accurate timing of events forms an essential component of the observational techniques. Current ethological data collection systems are based on direct entry of behavioural data into a computer by a human observer. However, this approach has distinct limitations. Several types of experimental situation are not compatible with keyboard-based data input: * Data are hand-fed through a keyboard. The user has to acquire good coordination between visual (or other sensory) input and finger movements. In complex situations such as group interactions, the rate of data input becomes a limiting factor which depends on the number of interacting subjects and behavioural categories observed. * Some experimental situations require some kind of manual action which prevents the user from simultaneously operating a keyboard. In general, observations under hands-busy or eyes-busy conditions render keyboard data entry impossible. Examples are observations where the reseacher has to be mobile, or observations under low-light conditions. * In the case of observations on fast moving subjects, direct keyboard data entry is not feasible. * Keyboard data entry is very time-consuming and thus expensive for routine behavioural observations in industrial settings. * Lengthy routine data collection sessions are very tiresome for the observer. As a result, the reliability of recorded data can become a significant problem threatening the value of collected information. * The human eye is not capable of accurately quantifying spatial positions of subjects under observation. This is certainly the case if spatial coordinates have to be recorded in three dimensions. There is an increasing interest in replacement of the human observer with an alternative data-acquisition medium. The most likely alternative for the human eye is a video camera. Digital image analysis is becoming increasingly important as a powerful tool to obtain accurate spatio-temporal information on moving subjects (video tracking). Especially in laboratory settings with routine observations, such systems can lead to enormous time savings. Although significant advances have been made in the field of digital image processing, current systems are still of very limited use in ethological research. The main drawbacks are: * Current image analysis systems are primarily intended for tracking the location of objects in space, by following the centre of gravity. Some systems track more than one point of an object and are thus capable of detecting oriented movement. However, this is still far from recognition of behaviour, which includes postures, gestures and facial expressions, in a three-dimensional space. * Most existing systems are intolerant with respect to the background of the arena (cage, maze, container, etc.) under observation. They usually require a very high level of contrast between the background and the object, which forces the scientist to utilise very simple and unnatural test environments. * As soon as the human observer is replaced by a video camera, the number of sensory modalities available for observation is reduced to one (vision). In other words, all other sources of information (e.g. sound, olfactory signals, mechanical vibrations, etc.) are lost. Ideally, this input should become part of an integrated system for automatic behavioural observation. The objective of the planned cooperative project is the development of a general-purpose observational system for behavioural research, devoid of any of the limitations described above. The system should be fully automatic, with digital image processing as the primary mode of operation. In addition, it will have the ethological flexibility of a keyboard-based manual event recording system. By combining fully automatic digital image processing of behaviour observed by a video camera with flexible manual data entry by a human observer, the system will enable scientists to automate routine motion studies as well as more or less complex ethological observations. To achieve maximal speed and flexibility, the system will be based on neural networks, which can be trained by a user for a any specific application according to a pre-defined behavioural classification. The system will further integrate visual, auditory, environmental and physiological information, which will allow scientists to analyse and understand the complexity of animal and human postures, gestures, movements and auditory signals in relation to their internal physiology and external environment. An integration of extensive behavioural information on the one hand, and visual, auditory, environmental and physiological information on the other, is a prerequisite for scientists to fully understand the programming of animal and human behaviour and its causation by the underlying neural substrate. This will contribute to the understanding and treatment of behavioral disorders and health in general. Pharmaceutical industries will benefit from an improved pre-clinical testing of pharmaceutical compounds, which will lead to the development of better drugs for use in humans. The resulting product will be an extremely powerful, flexible, accurate and time-saving reseach tool, applicable in a wide variety of academic, clinical and industrial research disciplines. Besides ethology and pharmacology, there are potential applications in entomology, psychology, psychiatry, traffic research, labour research, sports research, etc. ETHOVISION (IMP) DIRECTOR DIRECTOR DIRECTOR Share: 10% One of 5 pharmaceutical companies serving as a test location. ETHOVISION prototypes will be tested in the Neuropharmacology Group in existing ethopharmacological models of rodent behaviour as modified by drugs. 2.08 M€ 2010-10-21 08:23:46 01-Jan-1999 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/880 CLAVERTON DOWN, BA2 7AY -BATH > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1225 826 943 > Fax. +44 1225 826 114 01-Jan-1993 SME 72 Months A COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC RECORDING AND ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOUR PARK LODGE, HUNTERCOMBE LANE SOUTH, SL6 0PH -TAPLOW > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1628 604 377 > Fax. +44 1628 666 368 Nieuws Kanaal, 5 6700 AG -WAGENINGEN > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 317 47 33 00 Fax. +31 317 42 44 96 DR. LUCAS P. J. J. NOLDUS Share: 10% One of the pharmaceutical companies serving as a test location. ETHOVISION system prototypes will be tested in the Gerontopharmacology Dept. in existing ethopharmaco- logial models of rodent behaviour as modified by drugs. C. J. HOUTENLAAN, 36 1380 DA -WEESP > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 29 447 9911 > Fax. +31 29 441 3906 DIRECTOR DIRECTOR The RMI has extensive experience in the automation of behavioural observation equipment. Algorithms for the analysis of digitalised images have been developed and tested. Their contribution consists of improving and implementing new algorithms to extend the range of images - and thus forms of behaviour - which can be analysed. Moreover, there is continuous research with ethological procedures in the field of behavioural pharmacology. The results obtained from the fully automated equipment will be evaluated by means of these ethological procedures. Organisation activities: research into brain-behaviour relationships and pre-clinical testing of pharmaceutical compounds. SME NOLDUS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY B.V. Has for many years been involved in drug discovery in the fields of schizophrenia, anxiety, depression and dementia. Extensive efforts have been made into developing ethopharmacological models for the testing of novel compounds. The company currently has several established models and is continually extending its areas of interest. It is therefore in a position to evaluate and test the ETHOVISION system and compare the results to an extensive database on the action of different drugs on animal behaviour. Organisation activities: development and marketing of drugs for treatment of diseases and behavioural disorders. H. LUNDBECK A/S UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT - RUDOLF MAGNUS INSTITUTE (RMI) None UNIVERSITEITSWEG, 100 3584 CG -UTRECHT > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 30 253 9111 > Fax. +31 30 253 9032 None None Software development firm specialised in the development of systems for behavioural research. Its main product is The Observer, a general-purpose software system for collection and analysis of observational data. Since market introduction in 1990, this system has become a standard research tool in ethological research at more than 2000 universities, research institutes and industrial laboratories in 70 countries. The company's second product is a Video Tracking & Motion Analysis System, used for automatic recording, statistical analysis and graphical reconstruction of the locomotory track of moving animals. In addition to selfmade software, the company serves as the European distributor for SIGNAL, a Sound Analysis System for bio-acoustics research. Organisation activities: development of products in the area of information technology for research in agriculture and life sciences. DR. LUCAS P. J. J. NOLDUS Share: 10% One of the pharmaceutical companies serving as a test location. ETHOVISION system prototypes will be tested in the Pharmacological Research Dept.in existing ethopharma- cological models of rodent behaviour as modified by drugs. DIRECTOR DIRECTOR None SME OTTILIAVEJ, 7-9 2500 -COPENHAGEN-VALBY > DENMARK Tel. +45 36 30 13 11 > Fax. +45 36 30 19 40 DR. LUCAS P. J. J. NOLDUS None NEURATHER RING, 1 510 63 -KOELN > GERMANY Tel. +49 221 6472-1 > Fax. +49 221 6472 255 Performs animal studies on CNS-active compounds in the fields of gerontopharmacology, psychiatry and experimental neurology. Among others, ethological models to assess the behavioural effects of psycho-active substances on social interaction, aggression and fear are used. Thorough expertise in this field allows the in-depth evaluation and comparison of data derived via the automated ETHOVISION system with data derived from a highly experienced observer via direct observation. Organisation activities: development and marketing of drugs for treatment of diseases and behavioural disorders. Formerly TROPONWERKE GMBH & CO. DIRECTOR SOLVAY PHARMACEUTICALS B.V. Share 10% one of the pharmaceutical companies that will serve as a test location. ETHOVISION prototype systems will tested in the Pharmacology Dept. in existing ethopharmaco- logical models of rodent behaviour as modified by drugs. Share: 5% Will serve as a test location. ETHOVISION system prototypes will be tested in existing ethopharmacological models of rodent behaviour as modified by drugs. DR. LUCAS P. J. J. NOLDUS DR. LUCAS P. J. J. NOLDUS Share: 40% System design, hardware platform selection and components, software development, hardware and software integration into complete system. Production of prototypes/ final product. Product supervision. Nieuws Kanaal, 5 6700 AG -WAGENINGEN > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 317 47 33 00 > Fax. +31 317 42 44 96 None SME Known for its dedicated use of ethopharmacological techniques in the study of potential drugs. Social behaviour in particular has received much attention but other forms of behaviour are increasingly measured in the search for serenics, anxiolytics, antidepressants and antipsychotics. The company is very well placed to evaluate developments in this area with respect to feasibility, usefulness and economics. Organisation activities: development and marketing of drugs for treatment of diseases and behavioural disorders. 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MR. H. A. M. VAN DEN BERG Large company CONTINUOUS FILTRATION OF MASH WILL REVOLUTIONISE THE BREWING PROCESS. IT OPENS THE WAY TO A CONTINUOUS BREWING METHOD AT SIGNIFICANT COST REDUCTION. MEMBRANE FILTRATION CAN PROVIDE THE PRODUCTION QUALITY NEEDED. MR. H. A. M. VAN DEN BERG Large company 879 FINISHED - 01-Oct-1992 Membranes, membrane systems, engineering. HEINEKEN TECHNICAL SERVICES B.V. SARTORIUS AG The ultimate goal is to design and manufacture a three or more stage micro-membrane filter with countercurrent sparging, capable of continuously filtering the mash at a temperature of +/- 75 deg.C with an efficiency rate of >98%. Phase 1: Design and manufacture of the module prototype I This phase will conclude with a pilot plant test of this module in HEINEKEN's pilot plant brewery. Therefore, the module will fit in the chassis of the Schule mashfilter in HEINEKEN's pilot brewery. Phase 2: Design of the module prototype II If necessary, an improved design and manufacture of module prototype I will be made. Again, this phase will conclude with tests at HEINEKEN's pilot plant brewery. In phases 1 and 2 the modules will be judged by their flux rate, pressure drop, trans-membrane pressure, cross-flow rate and retention resulting in extract loss. Phase 3: Design and manufacture of one stage filter system: Following the results from phases I and II, a design will be made of the complete 3 stage filter system. At the end of this phase, this system will be tested in HEINEKEN's pilot plant brewery with one stage operating. In this phase, the maximum production time possible before cleaning is necessary, will be determined and judged according the criteria mentioned in phases I and II. Phase 4: Design and manufacture of three stage system: Following experience gained from phases 1, 2 and 3, the complete system will be manufactured. As a basis, the one stage version will be tested in HEINEKEN's pilot plant brewery. After these tests the whole project will be evaluated according to the goals and conditions already mentioned. Duration phase 1: 6 months phase 2: 5 months phase 3: 7 months phase 4: 6 months. Note on statement of agreement between partners: A condition exists for a 1 year exclusive licence for HEINEKEN. A condition exists that if development is successful, HEINEKEN can get a return on its investment in the development costs. HEINEKEN TECHNICAL SERVICES B.V. MR. H. A. M. VAN DEN BERG - Brewing expertise. - Pilot Brewery. - Process Description - Engineering Process Plant. THE NETHERLANDS, GERMANY State-of-the-art for brewery filtrations of mash: In principle the mash filtration in the industry is performed batchwise and based on the sieve principle, where insolubles form their own filter bed. Some major instruments are: - Lautertun - Mashfilter - Strainmaster. The time characteristics of the system are 2-4 hours. The recovery of extract is >98% on average. This is achieved by sparging procedures with water. With the development of a continuous filtration of mash, a major advantage can be achieved because the batchwise production method in breweries for wort production can be replaced by a continuous method. This will provide a 15% reduction in wort production costs. In comparison with other continuous filtration methods such as drum or sieve band filters, filtration using micro- membranes has several advantages: - Quality: In comparison with other methods, membrane filtration gives the best product quality with respect to turbidity and residues. - Oxygen: Other systems are very vulnerable to oxidation which is hard to prevent and not desirable. CONMASHMEM - Membrane expertise. - Development of membranes suitable for mash filtration. - Engineering membrane modules. 0.5 M€ Brewing in particular. Filtration of brewery intermediates. Engineering. 2010-10-21 08:23:45 01-Mar-1995 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/879 BURGEMEESTER SMEETSWEG, 1 2382 PH -ZOETERWOUDE > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 71 545 6655 > Fax. +31 71 545 7800 01-Oct-1992 Large company 29 Months CONTINUOUS MASH FILTRATION WITH MEMBRANES WEENDER LANDSTRASSE, 94-108 37075 -GOETTINGEN > GERMANY Tel. +49 551 308-0 > Fax. +49 551 308 2062 BURGEMEESTER SMEETSWEG, 1 2382 PH -ZOETERWOUDE > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 71 545 6655 Fax. +31 71 545 7800 None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
MR. T. CYRIL CLARKE Large company BIOTECHNOLOGY AND ENZYMATIC INTER-ESTERIFICATION TO PRODUCE A-PALMITATE (BETAPOL) AS REPLACER FOR HUMAN MILK FAT.BETAPOL TRIGLYCERIDE COMPRISING UNSATURATED-PALMITATE-UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS IS A MAJOR COMPONENT IN HUMAN BREAST MILK. MR. T. CYRIL CLARKE Large company 878 ANNOUNCED - 31-Mar-1992 Subsidiary of the Anglo-Dutch company UNILEVER N.V. which has a long tradition of production of food articles. UNILEVER is a worldwide operating company with subsidiaries in many countries all over the world, including all EC countries. A major part of its European activities are located in the NETHERLANDS. The company is specialised in oilseed processing (including oil refineries and hardening). Within the UNILEVER environment, LODERS CROKLAAN is the centre of all research activities in this field that reach the phase of production-scale try-outs. NOVO NORDISK A/S LODERS CROKLAAN B.V. (INTERNATIONAL DIVISION OF UNILEVER) The project will concentrate on new technological developments in the fields of: - enzymatic modification process through immobilised lipases - carrier materials and the distribution of the lipase enzyme through the carrier - process monitoring - process controlling - influence and consequences resulting from different parameters in the process. The technological challenge lies in the goal of the project: production of a human milk fat replacer through enzymatic modification that has the following unique characteristics: - improved fat absorption - improved calcium absorption - reduced fatty acid soap formulation (with implications for intestinal blockage and constipation) - functionality: effect on lipoprotein metabolism, energy partitioning and functional utilisation e.g. membrane phospholipids long surfactant - no anti-nutritional factors (ANF). This goal is unattainable through existing production processes. Research will have to include: - technology of the production process and the materials used in the process - clinical benefits - safety of the product. The major technological risks lie firstly in the possibility that the clinical benefits of Betapol as they are now expected do not exist or cannot be proven. Although all indications now seem to point to a positive result, this should still be considered a major hazard. Secondly, it might prove impossible to design, monitor and control a process that stays within the very small margins of process error that are an integral part of manufacturing a sensitive component of infant food. The economic risk consists of the possibility of setting up such a production process so that Betapol can be manufactured at a cost enabling LODERS CROKLAAN to market the product. If this should prove impossible, the total project will fail. LODERS CROKLAAN B.V. (INTERNATIONAL DIVISION OF UNILEVER) MR. T. CYRIL CLARKE Research (+ costs) into immobilised lipases, including analytical methods for determination of activity, optimisation of lipase immobilisation methods, distribution of lipase enzymes through carriers. THE NETHERLANDS, DENMARK The project has been established to carry out research into the possibility of engaging biotechnology/enzymatic inter-esterification to produce a-palmitate as a replacement for human milk fat. The a-palmitate (Betapol) tryglyceride, comprising mainly unsaturated-palmitate- unsaturated fatty acids in the 1, 2, 3 positions of the triglyceride, is a major component in human breast milk, not available from vegetable origins and therefore effectively not present in Infant Formula feeds. There is clear evidence that fat and calcium absorption from existing products can be improved through Betapol addition. The enzymatic modification process can manufacture Betapol by causing a mixture of Palm top fraction to react with oleic acid. After this, acids are removed by evaporation and the Betapol component by solvent fractioning. UNILEVER RESEARCH discovered and patented a process which uses a selected lipase enzyme to exchange fatty acids at the 1 and 3 positions of a triglyceride. This enzymatic modification process produces a range of triglycerides which cannot be manufactured by an alternative economic chemical process. A blend of oils, or oils and acids, at a controlled water activity and temperature are pumped through a packed bed reactor. This packed bed contains an immobilised enzyme which catalyses the 1.3 specific inter- esterification reaction. It is essential to establish a fixed set of parameters for the process that can be closely monitored and controlled, so the necessary approvals on good safety can be given by the various government agencies involved. It is therefore necessary to carry out research into the Betapol manufacturing process on a full scale enzymatic modification plant. Furthermore, since the raw materials used in the process to produce Betapol are very expensive and the cost of Betapol is an important factor in the commercialisation of the product, it is necessary to carry out further research into improving the process so raw material use is kept to a minimum. This research is mainly the task of LODERS CROKLAAN. NOVO NORDISK's part of the work will mainly consist of research into the immobilised enzyme and its carrier. This research will be carried out in close collaboration with LODERS CROKLAAN, since all developments in this field will have direct consequences on their part of the project. On the other hand, LODERS CROKLAAN's research will be beneficial to NOVO NORDISK. Meanwhile, to market Betapol, research needs to be carried out to access the product's clinical benefits. LODERS CROKLAAN, as the eventual producer of the product, is responsible for research activities in this area. It will therefore have access to all the research and knowledge acquired and, as the only company having the technology and know-how to produce and market Betapol, will benefit from it. Since the project involves very sensitive food components, it is necessary to carry out considerable research to establish the safety of the process as well as the product. The enzyme as well as the Betapol produced in a commercial-sized plant will be submitted to stringent tests (including two generations of rat tests). HUMIFREM DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Establishment of fixed parameters for the process that can be closely monitored/controlled. Research on Betapol manufacturing at a full scale enzymatic modification plant. Also research into the clinical benefits. 0.83 M€ Danish company established 67 years ago with its headquarters in DENMARK and operating companies and information offices in 30 countries, including most EC countries. NOVO NORDISK A/S is one of the world's leading biotechnical companies. NOVO is organised into two large groups and some smaller units. The biotechnical group produces and sells bio-industrial products and is the world's leading producer of industrial enzymes. Furthermore, NOVO NORDISK leads in the field of R & D research of lipases for industrial use. 2010-10-21 08:23:44 01-Jan-1996 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/878 NOVO ALLE, 1 2880 -BAGSVAERD > DENMARK Tel. +45 44 44 88 88 > Fax. +45 44 42 12 86 31-Mar-1992 Large company 45 Months HUMAN MILK FAT REPLACER THROUGH ENZYMATIC MODIFICATION HOGEWEG, 1 1520 AA -WORMERVEER > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 75 629 2398 > Fax. +31 75 621 8881 HOGEWEG, 1 1520 AA -WORMERVEER > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 75 629 2398 Fax. +31 75 621 8881 None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
DR. CLAUS J. TIMMERMANS SME THIS PROJECT INCLUDES WOUND DRESSINGS SUCH AS CHITOSAN IN ITS MICROCRYSTALLINE FORM AND COLLAGEN. THE ACCELERATION OF WOUND HEALING SEEMS TO BE AN IMPORTANT ADVANTAGE. DR. CLAUS J. TIMMERMANS SME 877 ANNOUNCED - 01-Oct-1992 Formerly FIREXTRA OY, deals in R & D and manufacture of chitosan, microcrystalline chitosan and other natural polymers as well as their applications, including several in the medical field. NOVASSO OY is the owner and co-owner of several patents and patent applications, both domestic and international, for the manufacture and applications of chitosan and microcrystalline chitosan. Cooperation and scientific exchange is done between NOVASSO OY and the INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL FIBRES in several research projects. AM SWISS B.V. NOVASSO OY Historically, many materials have been used in wound dressings. More recent investigations into wound healing have shown that a wound kept moist heals more rapidly than a wound which is allowed to dry out. Existing wound dressings based on collagen, a naturally originated polymer have several advantages, but lack the benefits of microcrystalline chitosan, such as the ability to speed up the healing process. This feature has been confirmed in wounds that are both slow to heal or which do not heal. The project is based on new, original wound healing and wound protecting dressings comprising the best attributes of microcystalline chitosan in conjunction with existing collagen dressings. This auxiliary agent improves on the mechanical properties of collagen-containing products, creating high mechanical parameters, high elasticity and non-fragility. Suitable average molecular weight will create an adequate concentration of N-acetyl-D-glucomsamine dimer, responsible for the speeding up of the healing process. The ability to speed up healing properties of microcrystalline chitosan provides a great benefit in combination with collagen in the form of foam, sponges or film. The proposed products will be made from natural polymers, having exceptional properties and a wide range of applications in wound healing and for protective purposes. AM SWISS B.V. DR. CLAUS J. TIMMERMANS Technical application of microcrystalline chitosan and collagen material. Development and production of wound dressings and wound creams. Experimental and clinical evaluation of the new products. POLAND, THE NETHERLANDS, FINLAND The project covers the area of wound healing and wound protecting dressing containing microcrystalline chitosan. As a natural polymer, this material is characterised by several benefits including bioactivity, wound healing and bacteriostatic behaviour, biocompatibility, non-toxicity, high mixability and compatibility with other polymers, stability and controlled biodegradation. The project comprises the following steps: - Feasibility Study: Drawing up of a report describing the present situation on wound dressings containing bioactive polymers. Development of new, original wound dressings containing chitosan with a selection of the most effective products. - Definition: Research, development and initial exploitation. - Implementation: Manufacture of suitable forms of chitosan especially in microcrystalline form, studies on biodegradability, bioactivity and biocompatibility of selected types of chitosan, manufacture of wound healing and wound protecting dressings, testing of these preparations in-vitro and in-vivo, manufacture of selected dressings from laboratory to pilot scale, applications for government authorisation in selected countries. The initial exploitation of these wound dressings containing chitosan will cover pilot plant manufacture of selected products and their introduction on the medical market in several countries, including the NETHERLANDS, FINLAND and POLAND. - Full Exploitation: As the final result of the project, the existing manufacturing plant will be used for the production of wound dressings. A suitable market for the new products will be created. WOUND DRESSINGS MANAGING DIRECTOR MANAGING DIRECTOR MANAGING DIRECTOR Participation in chitosan R & D, microcrystalline chitosan, its derivatives and applications on wound dressings.Producer of microcrystalline chitosan on pilot scale. Co-manufacturer Will mfr.microcrystalline chitosan on larger scope in future 1.28 M€ Involved in different kinds of biotechnology, such as the development and production of bioceramics as a bone replacement material. Over the last few years, AM LABORATORIES became involved in research into collagen products. New types of material were developed and produced such as collagen membranes for dental applications. Ceramic pastes for orthopaedic and urological purposes. Recently, new wound dressings and wound creams have been developed. The most important contribution, however, is the combination of biotechnology and clinical know-how. 2010-10-21 08:23:44 30-Jun-1996 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/877 RIJKSWEG, 29 7975 RT -UFFELTE > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 521 35 16 33 > Fax. +31 521 35 16 43 01-Oct-1992 SME 45 Months WOUND DRESSINGS BASED ON ACTIVE BIOPOLYMERS YLIOPISTONKATU, 45D 36 335 00 -TAMPERE > FINLAND Tel. +358 3 355 6162 > Fax. +358 3 353 0233 RIJKSWEG, 29 7975 RT -UFFELTE > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 521 35 16 33 Fax. +31 521 35 16 43 None None None None MANAGING DIRECTOR None None INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL FIBRES None None None None None None None Known as a research centre specialising in natural polymers, their manufacture, modification and applications. Research in the fields of bioactivity, biodegradability, biocompatibility and wound healing is a major scientific activity of the INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL FIBRES. Microcrystalline chitosan was developed in the Institute and developed in cooperation with FIREXTRA OY. None None None None None None None DR. CLAUS J. TIMMERMANS None None None None None None None None None R & D of chitosan, microcrystalline chitosan as well as its derivatives and collagen. Their applications in wound healing dressings. Special fundamental research. Preparation of special forms of natural polymers. M. C. SKLODOWSKA, 19 90-570 -LODZ > POLAND Tel. +48 42 376 510 > Fax. +48 42 376 214 None None None None SME None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
MR. REMY LEVY Large company INTENDS TO PROVIDE AN INTEGRATED, COMPLETE/OPEN ENVIRONMENT TO SUPPORT BUSINESS APPLICATIONS ENGINEERING. THIS OPENNESS WILL ALLOW IT TO BE SMOOTHLY INTRODUCED INTO EXISTING ORGANISATIONS AND SUPPORT THEIR EVOLUTION. MR. REMY LEVY Large company 875 FINISHED - 30-Jun-1993 BULL ITALIA is the subsidiary of BULL in ITALY. STERIA BULL H.N. INFORMATION SYSTEMS ITALIA S.P.A. (PREGNANA) BEST will benefit the information system world with advanced technologies developed for the Real-Time sector, particularly EAST environment concepts and services. The major technological areas are tool interoperability supported by the repository meta model, tool integration mechanisms and control integration and respository administration. - repository meta model: to define and develop a model which will contain most of the recognised analysis, design and development concepts. It will be designed using PCTE concepts and EAST data models. It will be the support for developing an information model for the most popular method and techniques. This technology is open to the concepts of both tool developers and users and will allow for the sharing and exchange of data between tools. - tool integration mechanisms: to implement a bridge technology to integrate or interface CASE tools, especially those running on PCs. - to integrate partners' CASE tools and the most popular one by using the bridge technology. Some of them are CARIATIDES from STERIA and IDW from ITS. - workstation integration: to integrte a communication tool supporting CORBA through the hetereogenous environment, that will allow synchronous processing between toolsets from workstations and servers. This will support tight co-ordination of the (parallel) activities spread throughout the development environment and will enforce cooperative work between the development actors. - Repository integration: to develop tools which allow the managemetn of the meta-data and their evolution in the repository: that is to organise, document, control access, browse and query, solve conflicts, restructure, manage versions and provide impact analysis. To complete the environment, techniques and tools developed by the partners will be integrated: object-oriented techniques developed by INTECS, structured programming developed by DATAMAT, reverse engineering technologies developed by SORING and traceability management and process support tools from CRI. Methodology support is also being developed in order to manage and improve complex engineering processes with several actors and an engineering environment. Representative standards and available tools will be exploited as required. During the project, we shall study the emerging technologies in order to integrate them. These developments will lead to a repository and a software engineering environment, compliant with the ECMA reference model for environments, based by PCTE, and including PC workstations and UNIX servers. BULL S.A. (LOUVECIENNES) MR. REMY LEVY Share: 7.45% Provides opportunity to include its CASE tool CARIATIDES in BEST; includes information model describing commercial planning organisation/mechanism to translate this model in COBOL or C language for any mainframe on the market UNITED KINGDOM, THE NETHERLANDS, ITALY, HUNGARY, FRANCE, SPAIN, DENMARK, SWITZERLAND, CANADA, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA Project objectives: Put on the market an open software engineering environment based on a Portable Common Tool Environment (PCTE) and dedicated to business applications development. Potential customers (companies and public bodies) will be involved at an early stage to validate the major choices and test the resulting products. Main Market Requests: Make available unified environments for the development of information systems which have the following features: increasing complexity, distributed, with heterogeneous architectures, using sophisticated graphical man/machine techniques, requiring high quality and security, implying close cooperation between teams, requiring frequent developments over several years. Secure existing investments in networks, workstations, mainframes, development methods, CASE tools, data dictionaries, developed projects, etc. Main Project Requirements: Provide a distributed and heterogeneous development environment which will integrate various workstations (using DOS WINDOWS, WINDOWS NT and others such as UNIX) and various mainframes. Provide a meta model for the repository and information models to allow integration of the most popular design methods, programming languages, database management system (DBMS), 4GL and CASE tools. Provide complete repository tools to administer data and integrated management services (process management, version, configuration and change management). Major Developments: Design and develop the information models with associated services and application programming interfaces. They will allow the implementation of repositories according to the methods, the tools and specific customer concepts. Develop an architecture which may be implemented on heterogeneous networks including PCs, UNIX workstations and servers, and which exploits CORBA and state-of-the-art message servers. Integrate partners' CASE tools: CARIATIDES from STERIA, ISW from ITS. Develop toolset supporting Object-Oriented Methodologies. Integrate or interface other tools, technologies and approaches: most popular CASE tools, re-engineering and reverse engineering, components re-use, cooperative work support, programming support tools, metric assessment of maturity level of existing development systems, formal correctness verification. Industrialisation: Complete documentation, training and commercial materials will be produced. Validation will be carried out through pilot projects. BEST (IMP) SENIOR CONSULTANT SENIOR CONSULTANT SENIOR CONSULTANT 34.85 M€ Development of large commercial software projects on proprietary mainframes (IBM, BULL, DEC, HP) and UNIX systems. Development of CASE tools for the generation of COBOL or C programs. Experience in establishing communications between heterogeneous CASE tools. Collaboration in the EAST project and other PCTE environments. 2010-10-21 08:23:42 01-Jan-2000 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/875 RUE DE COURCELLES, 147 750 17 -PARIS > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 48 88 77 77 > Fax. +33 1 48 88 72 00 30-Jun-1993 Large company 78 Months BUSINESS EUROPEAN SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY VIA PO, 42 20 010 -PREGNANA MILANESE > ITALY Tel. +39 02 93 36 82 64 > Fax. +39 02 93 36 84 56 ROUTE DE VERSAILLES, 68 784 30 -LOUVECIENNES > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 39 66 60 60 Fax. +33 1 39 66 60 62 MR. REMY LEVY - evolution of metadata interoperability model in new area - support for dynamic extension of the model - construction of technology dedicated to transformation programs for data warehousing. Phase 2: 1.11 MECU/40 man/mon VIA BIROLLI, 8 20 125 -MILANO > ITALY Tel. +39 02 68 92 789 > Fax. SENIOR CONSULTANT SENIOR CONSULTANT Founded in 1990 to develop tools and technologies and take part in large scale maintenance, re-engineering and reverse engineering projects. Formal source analysers and generators, specification interface generator, test tools and restructuring tools have emerged from SORING activities. SORING has been continuously investing in method, technology and tool development. Professional staff at SORING LTD. have been working on method and tool development in the fields of re-engineering and reverse engineering for more than 10 years. Large company DATAMAT INGEGNERIA DEI SISTEMI S.P.A. Consultancy company (automated reasoning applications) founded in 1991 as a spin-off of the E.U. ESPRIT II project KWIK. STUDIO AUREA's know-how addresses the requirements of a growing market with interests in the application of the methodologies of formal verification, the automation of reasoning in general and related technologies. Such know-how was acquired through the design and development (within the KWIK project) of a theorem prover and mathematical calculation support agent. STUDIO AUREA (SESTO SAN GIOVANNI) SORING - SOFTWARE R-ENGINEERING LTD. DALTONLAAN, 100 3584 BJ -UTRECHT > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 30 252 6663 > Fax. +31 30 252 6628 TALTOS UTCA, 4 1123 -BUDAPEST > HUNGARY Tel. +36 1 175 0531 > Fax. +36 1 175 0531 SENIOR CONSULTANT MR. REMY LEVY Strongly qualified for the integration of technologies and tools in PCTE-based environments; besides having been a partner in the initial EAST project, it has participated in other important international projects in this field, including the ESPRIT ATMOSPHERE project and the NATO PCTE+ project: in all these projects DATAMAT has carried out, in cooperation with its own company LPS, various developments and integrations of CASE tools in PCTE-based environments. DATAMAT also has significant expertise in documentation management and text retrieval. MR. REMY LEVY 2.67% Will improve the EAST quality management toolset developing components to support the verification of the correctness of software models/libraries. With IDSIA, it will work on the specification of verification methods. SENIOR CONSULTANT SENIOR CONSULTANT 4.78%. Definition of business-oriented information models, high level repository access services definition, workstation to repository servers logical connection, A & D to production tools connection through common repository. Large company VIALE MATTEOTTI, 275 20 099 -SESTO SAN GIOVANNI > ITALY Tel. +39 02 24 28 051 > Fax. MR. REMY LEVY CAP GEMINI PANDATA MERE PARK, DEDMERE ROAD, SL7 IFJ -MARLOW > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1628 891 891 > Fax. +44 1628 481 270 The company's expertise lies in developing technology toe support the interoperability of metadata between software engineering environments including CASE tools and repositories. At the heart of this technology is the SOFTWARE ONE core model which is a neutral metamodel of all metadata that is shareable between tools. SOFTWARE ONE's expertise in metamodelling and producing software to manipulate metadata is being exploited to bring metadata management tools to data warehousing. SENIOR CONSULTANT STUDIO AUREA (MILANO) Analysis of formal sources for auditing, documentation, re-engineering and several engineering purposes. MR. REMY LEVY MR. REMY LEVY Will integrate in the environment a tool to support structured programming activities that will be adapted to the BEST project. VIA LAURENTINA, 760 00 143 -ROMA > ITALY Tel. +39 06 502 71 > Fax. +39 06 506 11 389 European leader in the CASE tools area with its SDW workbench. Due to this tool development, specific expertise has been developed in the area of methodologies and techniques (17 methods supported). In addition, international research took place on Data Repository, which resulted in equipping SDW with an Advanced Data Encyclopedia. Market demand to have SDW work in conjunction with other tools resulted in expertise in information transfer technology and the development of over 20 Hybrid Integrated Workbenches. Large company Large company Large company Large company SOFTWARE ONE LIMITED COMPUTER RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL JOANNEUM FORSCHUNGS GMBH/INFORMATION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE Interested in having technical exchanges with the partners in the project. MR. REMY LEVY GROUPE DMR INC. Over the last 15 years this company has developed extensive skills in the software engineering and process modelling area and has delivered large scale software engineering environments (SEE) to some of the world's leading space and aircraft companies. CRI will procide the project with products, solutions and competence in the SEE field that will complement the ISD framework. The project will further enhance the CRI products and make them available on the TRANSTAR PCTE platform. BUREAU 2300, AVENUE MCGILL COLLEGE, 1200 H3B 4G7 -MONTREAL > CANADA Tel. +1 514 877 3301 > Fax. +1 514 866 0423 Large company HANS-SACHS-GASSE, 14/3 8010 -GRAZ > AUSTRIA Tel. +43 316 835 359-0 > Fax. +43 316 835 359 15 SENIOR CONSULTANT BREGNEROD VEJ, 144 3460 -BIKEROED > DENMARK Tel. +45 45 82 21 00 > Fax. +45 45 82 01 22 Large company SENIOR CONSULTANT Will provide ISD/TRANSTAR will workflow management/process management and traceability functionality. To further develop/enhance its "Life-Link" and "Life-Flow" products on the PCTE platform. Large company MR. REMY LEVY MR. REMY LEVY SENIOR CONSULTANT An international consulting company, headquartered in CANADA, which has developed in the EAST project an environment for the development of business applications using DMR "PRODUCTIVITY PLUS", its proprietary methodology. INTECS SISTEMI S.P.A. SENIOR CONSULTANT MR. REMY LEVY Remarkable experience in the area of software engineering methods and tools. INTECS also has wide experience in the development of Integrated Project Support Environments (IPSEs) through participating in projects such as: EAST, ARISE, ATMOSPHERE, PCTE+, COLUMBUS-SDE, ESA-ESSDE. In particular, in the context of the EAST project, INTECS has developed a design toolset, integrated into the EAST Environment, which will be extended to support the design of business applications as well. 12.66% Will focus on the development of a set of tools aimed at supporting an integrated Object-Oriented methodology for analysis and design of business information systems. VIA GERESCHI, 32/34 56 127 -PISA > ITALY Tel. +39 050 545 292 > Fax. +39 050 545 200 Large company EUROPEAN SOFTWARE INSTITUTE ISTITUTO DALLE MOLLE DI STUDI SULL'INTELLIGENZA ARTIFICIALE COGNICASE Large company SENIOR CONSULTANT SENIOR CONSULTANT Large company MR. REMY LEVY 1.41%In charge (w/STUDIO AUREA) of specification/definition/ experimentation of methods for the formal verification of software as an improvement upon EAST results for quality management. Priority will be given to COBOL and C++ langs. MR. REMY LEVY This Swiss Research Institute is oriented towards the design and implementation of Artificial Intelligence tools and methodologies, with particular attention given to areas such as Computer Aided Education, Computational Linguistics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Medicine and Computational Logics. IDSIA has participated in several national and European projects (ESPRIT, COST) acquiring, in particular, expertise in the field of automated reasoning about formal specifications (theorem proving). PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE ZAMUDIO, EDIFICIO 204, 48070 -ZAMUDIO > SPAIN Tel. +34 94 429 9519 > Fax. +34 94 420 9420 SENIOR CONSULTANT Large company MR. REMY LEVY Major activities are the assessment and improvement of software engineering and management processes; the tchnical staff has knowledge and experience in the industrial application of assessment methods and standards as well as quality management activities such as: CMM, BOOTSTRAP, AMI, ISO 900x, TICKIT, etc. Will support assessment for the integrated development process and quality assurance activities. CORSO ELVEZIA, 36 6900 -LUGANO > SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 91 22 88 81 > Fax. +41 91 22 89 94 RUE CHARLEMAGNE, 2619 H1W 389 -MONTREAL > CANADA Tel. +1 514 259 8489 > Fax. +1 514 255 2147 None None BULL S.A. (LOUVECIENNES) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES None None None None None None Large company MR. REMY LEVY Large company None None None None ROUTE DE VERSAILLES, 68 784 30 -LOUVECIENNES > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 39 66 60 60 > Fax. +33 1 39 66 60 62 None None None None None None None MR. REMY LEVY None None RAKETSTRAAT, 64 1130 -BRUXELLES > BELGIUM Tel. +32 2 726 8848 > Fax. +32 2 726 4550 None None None None None Will integrate its ISW I-CASE tool in BEST. It will extend ISW to oriented techniques and client server application generation. None None None SENIOR CONSULTANT Share: 38.26% Development of BEST platform, will provide general mechanisms used by other partners to integrate tools Development of materials (documentation, training) to industrialise the BEST platform. 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DIPL.-ING. RAINER GLOETZL SME DEVELOPMENT OF A COMBINED PRESSURE OR STRAIN AND TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM USING FIBRE-OPTIC SENSING TECHNOLOGY. THE WORK PRINCIPLE IS BASED ON COUPLING BETWEEN ORTHOGANALLY POLARISED MODES WHEN FIBRES ARE UNDER STRESS. DIPL.-ING. RAINER GLOETZL SME 874 ANNOUNCED - 01-Oct-1992 Organisation activities: mining company with geotechnical and geomechanical engineering expertise. GREEK HELICON BAUXITES (INDUSTRIAL-COMMERC.& MINING CO.S.A.) PIRITES ALENTEJANAS, EP The short-term objective of the programme will be to develop technology and instrumentation for both pressure and strain versions of the sensing system and optimise their metrological properties. Hardware and software integration of the sensor into a transducer and a 1-point microcontroller-based measurement system will be studied, including optimisation of A/D signal conversion and reconstruction algorithms and an analysis of time constraints. A polarisation multiplexing scheme will be developed to make it possible to interrogate several sensors at various ranges and resolutions and optimise the power budget. Software integration of multiplexed transducers will be performed to obtain an on-a-card configuration of the system, satisfying the requirements for pressure or strain measurement in intended applications. Fundamental studies on polarisation coupling between higher order modes induced by pressure, strain and temperature will be undertaken to develop a simultaneous sensor of pressure and temperature or strain and temperature; distributed sensing for Real-Time temporal or spatial monitoring of pressure or strain will be explored. The proposed discrete multi-point measurement technology will be tested in several applications, the two most important being: a 16-point strain monitoring system at range of +/- 500 microstrain and accuracy of at least 1%, for an underground structure integrity evaluation and a multi-point pressure system with pore water pressure transducers, flat jack pressure cells and regular soil pressure cells in a stress monitoring system configuration ranging from 0.0.1 MPa up to 20 MPa with 1% accuracy for determination of virgin and total stress measurement in the mine. The long-term accomplishment is to acquire fundamental knowledge as a basis for future development of a more advanced two-parameter and distributed pressure or strain sensing technique. The developed system would be a multi-point sensing network with enhanced specifications compared to traditional sensors. These improvements would be: temperature compensated pressure/strain measurement, immunity to EMI, intrinsic compensated high resistance against corrosion, high temperature, safe in corrosive and explosive environments, high bandwidth, miniature dimensions and extremely lightweight. This type of distibuted sensing cold be used for remote Real-Time stress monitoring in evaluating the structural integrity of mines, buildings, bridges, dams, storage tanks and mobile platforms such as ships, oil platforms, aircraft and spacecraft. GLOETZL GESELLSCHAFT FUER BAUMESSTECHNIK MBH DIPL.-ING. RAINER GLOETZL Scientific consultation on the interpretation of results will be given by experts from the staff of the Mining Department of the TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (NTUA). PORTUGAL, GREECE, GERMANY, BELGIUM The aim of this proposal is to develop advanced technology for fibre-optic multi-point pressure/strain and temperature sensing in industrial and civil engineering environments. The physical concept underlying this technique is the direct effect of pressure or strain modulation on polarisation coupling occurring between two orthogonally polarised eigenmodes of a highly birefringent optical fibre. The following tasks would be performed: Short-term accomplishment: To develop an advanced fibre-optic system for multi-point pressure and strain sensing for measurement of pressure in corrosive environments during industrial processing and for experimental stress analysis for construction of machine integrity evaluation: - sensor 1. Development of a repeatable technology of a bondable fibre-optic strain gauge based on polarimetric sensing of longitudinal stress (the technology for a similar pressure sensor has recently been developed and patented). 2. Studies to improve the system for processing the analogue output signal for the fibre-optic sensor of strain and pressure, including studies of new instrumentation for more precise SOP (state of polarisation) measurement in an "all-fibre" system, and Kalman filter analysis and design to improve the signal-to-noise ratio of the sensor. - transducer 3. Design analysis and development of an "intelligent", microcontroller-based, temperature compensated fibre-optic strain of pressure transducer for strains up to 5000 microstrain and pressure up to 40 MPa. - system 4. Studies and development of an optical multiplexing/ de-multiplexing technique for a multi-sensor discrete pressure or strain measurement system. 5. Hardware and software integration of a given number of transducers (up to 16) into a discrete multi-point measurement system. - implementation tests 6. Strain sensing for integrity evaluation of dam structure in collaboration with PORTUGAL and GREECE in-situ mines. 7. Cross-calibration tests with the pressure measurement system in collaboration with GLOETZL. 8. Pressure sensing in hazardous underground environments in collaboration with the BELGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE. 9. Identify integrity evaluation using multi-point pressure/strain sensing systems in collaboration with GLOETZL. Long-term accomplishment: To acquire fundamental knowledge as a basis for the future development of a more advanced two-parameter and distributed pressure or strain sensing technique: 10. In-depth studies of pressure/strain and temperature- induced polarisation couplings between higher modes (LP 01 and LP 11) with a view to developing a few mode-based, fibre-optic sensors to simultaneously measure pressure and temperature or strain and temperature. 11. Studies of a distributed pressure/strain sensing techniques using single-mode (LP 01) highly bifringent optical fibres. POLAROS DIRECTOR DIRECTOR DIRECTOR Will make available their expertise in the interpretation of results and installation in the mine of the equipment together with conventional systems as a redundancy check-up of the system. 0.65 M€ Mining company with geotechnical and geomechanical engineering expertise. It will make its expertise available in the interpretation of results. The installation of instruments will be made by its in-site staff at the mine. The new high-tech fibre-optic monitoring system will be compared, as an additional redundancy check-up, to an additionally installed conventional one. 2010-10-21 08:23:41 30-Jun-1995 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/874 MAROUSSI, KIFISSIAS AVENUE, 64 151 25 -ATHENS > GREECE Tel. +30 10 689 7660 > Fax. +30 10 689 7662 01-Oct-1992 SME 33 Months POLARIMETRIC FIBRE-OPTIC SENSING 7600 -ALJUSTREL > PORTUGAL Tel. +351 284 62 789 > Fax. +351 284 62 854 FORLENWEG, 11 76287 -RHEINSTETTEN > GERMANY Tel. +49 721 51 66-0 Fax. +49 721 51 66 30 DIPL.-ING. RAINER GLOETZL None ZOGRAFOU CAMPUS, HEROON POLYTECHNIOU STREET, 5 157 73 -ATHENS > GREECE Tel. +30 10 777 7781 > Fax. +30 10 772 2218 DIRECTOR DIRECTOR SME specialised in fibre-optic technology. Due to its background and relationship as a partner with BRUSSELS UNIVERSITY and the BELGIAN NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE, it can rely on and make available to the project its partners' expertise. Organisation activities: fibre-optic instrumentation systems. Number of employees: 7 Turnover: 581,480 ECU. Percentage of spendings dedicated to R & D: 50%. SME GLOETZL GESELLSCHAFT FUER BAUMESSTECHNIK MBH None None FOS & S (FIBRE OPTIC SENSORS & SENSING SYSTEMS) B.V.B.A. None CIPALSTRAAT, 14 2440 -GEEL > BELGIUM Tel. +32 14 581 191 > Fax. +32 14 591 514 None None Specialist in sensors and instrumentation for the civil engineering industry. Its indepth knowledge of pressure sensing devices with related material choices of the housings, E modulus of membranes and sealing of sensor and interconnection systems (for measuring lines) is of essential importance. Number of employees: 70 Turnover: 20 MECU Percentage of spendings dedicated to R & D: 5%. None None None DIRECTOR None None None DIPL.-ING. RAINER GLOETZL None None None None NTUA - DEPARTMENT OF METALLURGY NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS Development of the fibre-optic control unit, testing of fibre-optic equipment with interconnection of the fibre- optic interrogating unit and sensors. General system performance check-up. DIPL.-ING. RAINER GLOETZL None Development of sensors, housings, membranes, connection systems and interconnection systems. FORLENWEG, 11 76287 -RHEINSTETTEN > GERMANY Tel. +49 721 51 66-0 > Fax. +49 721 51 66 30 None SME None SME None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
MR. PETER VAN DER MEIJ Large company A FLEXIBLE AND INNOVATIVE SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED PAN-EUROPEAN GLOBAL LOGISTIC CHAIN MANAGEMENT. THE AIM IS TO CONTROL ORDERS AND STOCK IN A PUBLIC MULTI-WAREHOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND REDUCE STOCK LEVELS/LOGISTIC COSTS OF OUTSIDE COMPANIES. MR. PETER VAN DER MEIJ Large company 873 FINISHED - 07-Oct-1992 IT company and independent subsidiary of BSO/ORIGIN. ORIGIN is a supplier of high-quality services to trade and industry and governments, with a view to providing support in introducting new technologies in the broadest sense of the word. The Company aims to be the most professional and qualitatively leading provider of those services in its market. The technical and functional know-how of ORIGIN BELGIUM covers all activities and functions which can be upgraded to a level of maximum efficiency. As such, it has indepth knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of extensive computer networks managed and controlled by advanced software. In this context, ORIGIN BELGIUM can be regarded as a (national/international) leading centre of competence for Computer-Integrated Manufacturing/Computer-Integrated Logistics, in combination with a unique knowledge of top technology in information and communication systems. For this reason, ORIGIN BELGIUM is involved in extensive project in the communications area, particularly EDI and MIS in relation to materials handling, warehousing and distribution in often complicated military and civil logistics-industrial environments. LOGOTEC LOGISTIKSERVICE GMBH ORIGIN TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS BELGIUM S.A./N.V. (BRUXELLES) The LYRICS system has to become an "open and flexible" system which can offer tailor-made warehouse and distribution solutions on the basis of one general modular constructed integrated material flow management system, directly linked to the operational network activities of the V. O. INTEXO organisation itself and its (European/ intercontinental) partners. This means that LYRICS can be applied to different and/or frequently changing warehousing and distribution environments within its own network or at one or more client locations. Although very advanced "state-of-the-art" IT (RDBMS, 4GL, UNIX, EDI, VAN development), bar coding and communication- transmission techniques/systems (RF, on-board computing, combined with satellite communication, etc.) will be applied, the innovative strength of the system can best be described with the word "linking": * linking high value logistic knowledge and experience to state-of-the-art information technology (hardware/ software) * linking (sub)systems of production and trading companies to the (sub)systems of the logistics service providers' (sub)systems * linking custom activities to the customs information network * integrated internal linking of the logistic service providers (sub)systems * management information directly linked to the network operations of the clients and V. O. INTEXO * system-link between V. O. INTEXO and its European and intercontinental partners * integrated flexible linking of (sub)processes (standardised/tailor-made solutions on a modular basis). During 1994 until 1996, the following "main bottlenecks" have to be investigated, analysed and evaluated in relation to the technical possibilities: * a flexible system, capable of coping with different types of information * a flexible and therefore easily adjustable modular constructed system, which can divide customer/product/ market/warehouse and distribution specific and general requirements * an "open" system suitable for communication with different other hardware/software-based systems * a system which can be used as an instrument for controlling the internal processes and as a "marketing tool" (customer service) * the system has to use state-of-the-art bar coding and communication transmission techniques and applications * it needs an historic data storage functionality. The technical architecture for LYRICS will be worked out and tested in 1994 till 1996 (per subsystem and as a totally integrated information technology with an overall and local area network). LYRICS will be a very modular design using state-of-the-art, with a client/server concept and communications between the subsystems done via standardised messages, events and triggers. INTEXO B.V. MR. PETER VAN DER MEIJ Share: 21%. Evaluation of requirements on European scale. Logistics solutions. Research into the available infrastructure for Eastern Europe/railway transport.As user: verification. Work out schedule for decision processes, etc. THE NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA The LYRICS (research) project is based on the utilisation and combination of state-of-the-art automation, communication and mechanisation technology and eminent knowledge of physical distribution logistics. LYRICS will provide a fully integrated order and stock management system in a modular fashion with decision-support systems. The intention of LYRICS is to control the orders and stock in a public multi-warehouse environment and reduce the stock levels and logistics costs of outsourcing companies. 1. Description of Problem: The number of material flow chain management systems currently in use is very limited. All systems have their limitations and the disadvantage that they are not constructed in a completely modular fashion and fully integrated. They are also not as flexible and adjustable as they should be in order to be applied successfully, as required by the market of "today and tomorrow". The research will concentrate on the requirements of LYRICS as an integrated information and control system of orders and material flow and stock in a public multi-warehouse environment. This means the need for future information, functions and (technical) possibilities to ultimately develop LYRICS. The most important questions relating to the information and functions are: * can LYRICS be an overall and flexible system appropriate for different products/market segments, meeting the individual requirements of clients? * can LYRICS be an overall and flexible system in respect of local and European laws and regulations? * can the order-management-module (including a management- support-system support on a local base and in a multi- warehouse environment the logistics decision-taking (choice of a warehouse and distribution channel)? * can the stock-management-module in a public multi- warehouse environment control the economic stock position, including tracking and tracing of the goods and their status? * can LYRICS make the logistics costs related to the different activities, to calculate and compare several possibilities? * what management information is necessary to control the activities, how can a management-support-system be of use and what is the influence of LYRICS on the organisation? 2. Expected results If during the research phase a suitable solution can be found for the question raised in the problem description, LYRICS could be developed and turn the following expectations into reality: * control and reduce stocks and logistics costs (warehouse, transport, interest and obsolescence) of outsourcing companies * increase quality and flexibility * optimize the decision-taking with useful management information and a management-support-system * offer final assembly as a value-added service close to the market, regarding the short product lifecycle, and at competitive prices * integrate the return flow of goods into the total chain to solve and control environmental and waste management issues (re-use of spare parts) * create a new logistics product to become a professional logistics (European) partner for companies * have a modern information, communication and mechanisation system available to track and trace orders and goods * integrate the commercial, operation and financial aspects in one (within the systems of outsourcing companies and logistic links) integrated systems * set up an infrastructure for Eastern Europe * have facilities available in Europe for rail transport * cover the differences between the local laws and regulations * increase efficiency and effectiveness to reduce costs and improve our position in respect of competitors * reduce kilometres travelled and number of trucks needed. 3. Phase 1. Future requirements (abstract)/successfulness of concept) Within the first phase and year of the LYRICS project, we proved the technological, commercial and economic possibilities of this new generation chain control system: the LYRICS concept. Its future requirements have been confirmed by representatives of major (potential) clients and both partners regarding the information technology environment, the innovative technician in the warehouse, transport and total investment of LYRICS and economic feasibility. 4. Phase 2. Definition and limitations of LYRICS resulting in an information plan, detailed requirements, prototyping and automation plan This phase (1994 to the middle of 1996) needs to demonstrate the possibility of developing an economically and technologically justified LYRICS in order to provide a good start for an efficient implementation of the system at the various V.O. INTEXO sites in Europe. This means that during this period we shall explore the knowledge of the technical, functional and commercial aspects as a result of the research into future requirements on a abstract level. This phase consists of: * definition in detail of LYRICS requirements (commercial, operational, technological and financial) and function limitations * constructing a total information model, information areas and an information development plan, resulting in an information plan * identification of business processes, related to the information model * clear definition of the LYRICS system areas and subsystems, their boundaries and priorities, research for hardware and software environment, improvement in the total integrated information technology resulting in a total automation plan. Based up to-be-defined business priorities, the identified subprojects will be worked out amongst other things with prototyping. Already identified subsystems are: order and stock management, warehouse, transport/expedition and value-added services, financial management, management information and information and automation management. LYRICS has the chance to become a very successful project. It will give the outsourcing companies the possibility to control their logistic process and costs on a European level. LYRICS can offer European public warehousing and distribution the opportunity to achieve cost reductions and advantages for their clients. LYRICS can also play an important role as a Gateway of Europe, including Eastern Europe, to attract new companies and value-added services and create new employment. LYRICS Share: 9%. Will carry out research study of communication requirements, evaluation of EDI techniques, inventory of standards/software solutions, IT tool selection, defining evaluation criteria, technical/conceptual IT consultancy. 6.67 M€ Leading and unique logistics service company in AUSTRIA and subsidiary of the QUEHENBERGER GRUPPE, one of the biggest (inter-)national transport companies of AUSTRIA. LOGOTEC is the company in AUSTRIA, which is able to do the warehousing (handling and storage) in a public environment, looking after all clients' special requirements (flexible organisation, just-in-time delivery, customer satisfaction). These activities include value-added services, final assembly and small repairs with the following product specialties: - high-tech - medical - machinery - chemical goods. LOGOTEC offers its clients logistic consultancy to reduce their total warehouse and distribution costs and make them variable. LOGOTEC has started to manage reverse logistics on a small scale and is willing to prepare an infrastructure for Eastern Europe. Regarding AUSTRIA joining the E.U. in 1996, LOGOTEC wants to develop a European Warehousing Network to serve all (large) companies within Europe. LOGOTEC has a national network for all warehousing and distribution activities in AUSTRIA. With LYRICS, LOGOTEC will be able to achieve very reasonable growth in the near future. 2010-10-21 08:23:40 06-Jul-1996 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/873 WARNECKESTRASSE, 9 1110 -WIEN > AUSTRIA Tel. +43 1 719 04-0 > Fax. +43 1 719 04 555 07-Oct-1992 Large company 45 Months LOGISTIC YIELD RAISING INFORMATION AND CONTROL SYSTEM ANSPACHLAAN, 1, BTE 24 1000 -BRUXELLES > BELGIUM Tel. +32 2 211 9869 > Fax. +32 2 211 9469 HUYGENSWEG, 10 5460 AC -VEGHEL > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 413 34 79 11 Fax. +31 413 34 78 05 None None None None None None INTEXO B.V. None None None None None None None Leading international logistics service company with outstanding "real world" warehousing and distribution experience with a very high level of qualified expertise. The activities are inbound transport, handling in, storage, handling out, handling over, physical and administrative handling, value added services, final assembly plus distribution of goods/materials with the following product group specialties: high-tech, medical, machinery and dangerous goods. The company aims to be the most professional and qualitatively leading (ISO 9002 certified) provider of those services in its market. INTEXO's policy in relation to the development of new technologies: maintain its leading position in the field of logistics and IT. The Company has developed itself from a traditional transport company into a market leader being a professional logistics service company. In 1990 the Company received the prestigious Dutch NEVEM Logistics Award on behalf of its special merits in the introduction and implementation of high quality logistic services. In 1991 the Company received the NEN ISO-9002 Quality certificate from VERITAS QUALITY INTERNATIONAL. The strategic decision to develop the LYRICS system is a logical consequence of INTEXO's innovative policy to extend warehouse and transport activities to European level. The company has been part of OCEAN GROUP UK since 31st December, 1997. None None None None None None None MR. PETER VAN DER MEIJ None None None None None None None None None Share: 70%. Definition and application of logistics market-driven requirements in relation to market trends and developments, definition/application of "users" requirements based on "real world" logistics warehouse/distribution exp. HUYGENSWEG, 10 5460 AC -VEGHEL > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 413 34 79 11 > Fax. +31 413 34 78 05 None None None None Large company None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
MR. ERNST EIKELENBOOM Large company PROBLEM: DISTRIBUTION CENTRES DEAL WITH +/-10,000 PARCELS TO BE SORTED/SENT TO OTHER CENTRES. ALTHOUGH HIGHLY AUTOMATED, ALL PARCELS ARE MANUALLY LOADED INTO PALLET BOXES. PROJECT WILL STUDY POSSIBILITY OF AUTOMATING PALLET BOX LOADING. MR. ERNST EIKELENBOOM Large company 872 ANNOUNCED - 01-Jan-1993 The RAC in the Benelux has been developing its palletizing activities for many years. Up to 1990, approximately 25 robots had been installed in several branches of the industry for the palletizing of boxes, cases or bags. Since 1991 there has been a sharp increase in sales of palletizing robots. VAN GEND & LOOS B.V. ABB ROBOTICS BENELUX N.V. The proposed research will lead to: 1. The IPA FRAUNHOFER algorithm being combined with information from the VAN GEND & LOOS parcel measuring system and used to process the IRB 6000 robots from ABB ROBOTICS BENELUX. 2. The IRB 6000 robots from ABB ROBOTICS BENELUX organising the random parcel flow into an organised and stable pallet pattern for further shipment. 3. The IPA FRAUNHOFER algorithm and VAN GEND & LOOS parcel measuring system exchanging information on parcel dimensions, weight and other characteristics to provide optimal pallet filling. Furthermore, all individual components of ABB ROBOTICS BENELUX, the IPA FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE and VAN GEND & LOOS have to result in a working system in random palletizing of a chaotic parcel flow of different dimensions and weights. The system will contain the following elements: a. A measuring system to ascertain the dimensions of incoming parcels which reach the measuring systems from pallets. For this system, we envisage manual loading of the pallets, so at an early stage of the project a selection of parcels not suitable for automatic handling can be made. b. A buffer for incoming parcels. A roller conveyor with stops to buffer at least six parcels before they are palletized. c. An IRB 6000/2.8 robot equipped with a gripper specially designed to be able to handle parcels covering a wide range of dimensions. d. A cell controller i.e. a PC that controls and coordinates all other devices in the cell. e. The IPA FRAUNHOFER algorithm to calculate the pallet pattern based on the dimensions and weight of the parcels available in the buffer. The algorithm will be installed on a separate computer board (one PCB). f. Two pallet positions so heavy parcels can be loaded on the bottom of the pallet and lighter parcels on top of the parcels on the pallet. VAN GEND & LOOS B.V. MR. ERNST EIKELENBOOM Will be responsible for the VGL parcel measuring system, including pallets with a wide variety of parcels to be loaded and unloaded from the boxes. THE NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM Problem: In every one of VAN GEND & LOOS's distribution centres, 10,000 parcels are handled on a daily basis and have to be sorted prior to delivery to their final distribution. The parcel sorting process is already highly automated. However, at the end of the sorting conveyor belt all parcels are manually loaded onto pallets which is very labour intensive. The upkeep of the pool of terminal workers for this kind of job is becoming more difficult. Apart from the fact that it involves relatively heavy and strenuous work, working hours are considered to be very irregular: during the late afternoon, in the evening and at night. Objective: The objective of this project is to determine the feasibility of automating and robotizing pallet loading. The major problem in automating and robotizing this process is that the flow and dimensions of the parcels are basically unknown. Palletizing a flow of parcels with a wide variety of dimensions is known as random palletizing. Current status of the project: Initial meetings between the partners within this project concluded that ABB ROBOTICS BENELUX will be able to supply certain elements to achieve this objective: robot and gripper. Other elements can also be solved: measuring the parcels by means of the VGL (VAN GEND & LOOS) parcels measuring system. However, the most critical part is the software that generates pallet patterns for a flow of parcels with random dimensions. In this area, the IPA FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE in Stuttgart has gained some initial experience in random palletizing with an experimental set-up. To calculate the optimal pallet pattern based upon the available data as regards the dimensions of the incoming parcels and the pattern of the boxes already on the pallet, they have developed an algorithm which optimizes the filling the pallet. To test the algorithm in practice, as a first step a simulation of a typical VAN GEND & LOOS situation took place. Over two consecutive days all parcels for two destinations were measured at the VAN GEND & LOOS distribution centre in Rotterdam. These data were loaded in the IPA FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE's computer. The main objective of the simulation was to compare the degree of manually loaded pallets with that of the pallet patterns calculated using the IPA FRAUNHOFER algorithm. The results were surprising. An automatic installation will outperform manual palletizing. The filling degree in the case of automatic palletizing will always be better. Random Palletizing Project: Within the scope of this project, the second step will be to set up an installation in one of VAN GEND & LOOS's distribution centres in order to test and prove that random palletizing is feasible with a combination of an IRB 6000 robot from ABB and the IPA FRAUNHOFER algorithm. A third step will be the complete automation of the loading of pallets in one of VAN GEND & LOOS's distribution centres based upon 4-6 IRB 6000 robots, most probably on track motion, with the IPA FRAUNHOFER algorithm. RANDOM PALLETIZING REGIONAL MANAGER REGIONAL MANAGER REGIONAL MANAGER Will make the necessary robot technology and know-how available and supply the IRB 6000 robots for the pilot project. 0.28 M€ Several years of experience in handling boxes and pallets for pick-up, sorting and delivery purposes. To date, all handling has been done manually and relies on the experience of warehouse personnel. However, circumstances have greatly altered and been made more convenient for employees. Organisation activities: large scale 24-hour pick-up and delivery service of parcels and pallets within the Benelux. 2010-10-21 08:23:39 01-Nov-1994 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/872 RANDHOEVE, 225 3995 GA -HOUTEN > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 30 639 4411 > Fax. +31 30 637 9420 01-Jan-1993 Large company 22 Months AUTOMATION OF PARCEL PALLETIZING IN PARCEL DISTRIBUTION CENTRES. HOGE WEI, 27 1930 -ZAVENTEM > BELGIUM Tel. +32 2 718 63 72 > Fax. +32 2 718 66 67 RANDHOEVE, 225 3995 GA -HOUTEN > THE NETHERLANDS Tel. +31 30 639 4411 Fax. +31 30 637 9420 None None None None REGIONAL MANAGER None None ASEA BROWN BOVERI S.A./N.V. None None None None None None None Organisation activities: electro-mechanical products ranging from power generation, transmission and distribution to environment control, transportation, optimization of industrial processes and robotics. None None None None None None None MR. ERNST EIKELENBOOM None None None None None None None None None RUE DE STALLE, 96 1180 -BRUXELLES > BELGIUM Tel. +32 2 370 7211 > Fax. +32 2 332 0543 None None None None Large company None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
DR. REINHOLD ORTMANN Large company CONNECTION (INTERFACE) OF DIRECT OVERMOULDED PARTS (CABLE/ METAL HOUSINGS/CONNECTOR PINS,ETC.)IS NOT SUFFICIENTLY TIGHT (AGAINST HUMIDITY/FLUIDS). OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN TIGHT INTERFACE AND AVOID DIFFICULT/COST INTENSIVE DESIGNS AND PROCESSES DR. REINHOLD ORTMANN Large company 870 ANNOUNCED - 01-Jan-1993 Highly experienced tool maker supplying the high quality level required in the automotive and aeronautics industries, also carrying out: - experimentation with moulds - delivery of sample parts - delivery of moulding parameter sheets - short run production. SIEMENS AUTOMOTIVE S.A. TECHNIMOULES The objective of the project is to produce tight interfaces (connections between materials and overmoulded parts) using direct overmoulding only. A tight interface, as required for automotive safety systems (e.g. ABS sensors) which will operate correctly even under the roughest environmental conditions, can be obtained by conventional technologies only through the use of special designs or special production technologies, i.e. additional O-rings, special pre-overmoulding under special conditions (high temperature) and suitable materials or the potting of core sensor elements and electronic circuits by epoxy. Direct overmoulding which fulfils all automotive tightness requirements means significant design and production simplification and therefore an important cost reduction. As a feasibility study carried out by SIEMENS ZFE in Erlangen showed, good results for overmoulded interfaces could be obtained through an easy treatment of the components to be overmoulded. Additional basic research has been launched to obtain basic information on the relevant parameters which influence the adhesive strength and tightness of polymer-metal composites. The proper choice of the polymer-metal combination together with a newly developed metal treatment lead to very promising results. The optimisation, qualification and industrialisation (on automotive sensors) is the basis of the project which has the following phases: 1. polymer-metal composites 2. polymer-polymer composites 3. continuous transfer of results into on-going sensor production and design of a new generation of sensors. The newly developed technology should lead to the start-up of the design of a new generation of sensors in the first quarter of 1994 and market introduction is scheduled for the second quarter of 1995. SIEMENS AUTOMOTIVE S.A. DR. REINHOLD ORTMANN Definition of environmental specification/material (metal- polymer/polymer-polymer).Process parameters:tools/press/test Working Plan. Prototype production, report/know-how transfer Feedback report, industrial run. Optimization with DOE. UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE, GERMANY It is very important for sensors used in the automotive business to function under all environmental conditions. In particular, for sensors in a safety system such as ABS systems, many tests exist to check and ensure tightness in the various applications. Today considerable design effort is being devoted to ensuring the tight function of sensors. It has been calculated that the additional costs involved in improving an anti-blocking system (ABS) sensor account for about 20% of all production costs (design cost, tools cost, standard time and material). This means by finding a direct overmoulding method and achieving a significant improvement in metal-polymer and polymer-polymer connections with a coating, a real business advantage would be obtained over U.S.A. and Japanese competitors. The objective of this project is therefore: - to find a preparation which allows direct overmoulding and ensures a tight connection (interface) - to find an application for this proposal in production and optimise industrialisation. This project started two years ago. First good results are available and will be applied in production and design as soon as possible. Note: tight overmoulding is also very important for other items, for example: connectors, motors and injectors as well as in the consumer market where many possibilities to improve tightness will be found. TOMSENS Definition of world parameter material: tool/press/test. Preparation of working plan with DOE. Collaboration with ZFE Prototyping: model tool production, series tool production. Manufacture of moulds after optimization. Engineering draw. 1.4 M€ Approved supplier of the automotive industry, one of whose activities is sensors. For automotive sensors, overmoulding is one of the main processes. For the qualification of design and production processes, all test equipment (as standard requirements for the automotive industry) are available. 2010-10-21 08:23:37 01-Dec-1994 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/870 AVENUE DU MIRAIL, 310 36 -TOULOUSE > FRANCE Tel. +33 5 61 19 88 88 > Fax. +33 5 61 19 00 04 01-Jan-1993 Large company 23 Months TIGHT OVERMOULDING PARC INDUSTRIEL AEROPORTUAIRE AVENUE DIDIER DAURAT, 9 317 00 -BLAGNAC > FRANCE Tel. +33 5 61 30 03 30 > Fax. +33 5 61 30 03 62 AVENUE DU MIRAIL, 310 36 -TOULOUSE > FRANCE Tel. +33 5 61 19 88 88 Fax. +33 5 61 19 00 04 DR. REINHOLD ORTMANN None (NOT AVAILABLE), LS2 9JT -LEEDS > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1132 336 017 > Fax. None Large company SIEMENS AG / Z.F.E. None None None None None None None Corporate R & D Division of SIEMEN AG involved in: - Chemistry - Microelectronics - Technology - Methods of test and analysis - Informatics and software - Intelligent automotive systems None None None None None None None DR. REINHOLD ORTMANN None None None None UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS/PHYSICS DEPARTMENT Definition of process parameter materials: tool/press/test. Preparation of working plan with DOE for materials. Basic research into metal-polymer interfaces Report and know-how transfer. None None None Definition of material tool/press/test. Working plan. Metal- polymer/polymer-polymer prototypes. model sensors. Research into metal-polymer interface. Reports, know-how transfer. Industrialisation/optimisation with DOE. Final report. PAUL GOSSEN STRASSE, 100 90152 -ERLANGEN > GERMANY Tel. +49 9131 742 869 > Fax. +49 9131 731 509 None None Professor Ward is well known internationally as an expert in the science of polyamides and polymer physics. He has considerable experience in morphology and polyamide investigations and their correlation to physical parameters. 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DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER Research Institute RESULTING FROM DEFINITION PHASE,A FIRST IMPLEMENTATION PHASE PROGRAMME WILL FOCUS ON 3 TOPICS:MONOLITHIC SURFACE EMITTING LASER DIODES (MOSEL), HIGH AVERAGE POWER DIODE PUMPED SLAB LASERS, MICRO-OPTICS FOR FIBRE COUPLING OF MOSEL-STRUCTURES. DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER Research Institute 869 ANNOUNCED - 01-Jan-1992 Their development and manufacturing staff consists of physicists, engineers and technicians. Their expertise has been built up in the field of high power laser diode development and research within the last 5 years. This covers: * development of bonding techniques for edge emitting laser diodes (up to 1 cm length) to heat sinks, including microchannel coolers * electro-optical and thermal characterisation of laser diode assemblies * life time testing in cw and pulsed mode JENOPTIK LASERDIODE is furnished with high performance technical equipment which ensures coverage of all fields from bonding to testing. INSTITUT NATIONAL D'OPTIQUE/NATIONAL OPTICS INSTITUTE JENOPTIK LASERDIODE GMBH (JENA) The technological developments planned in the definition phase are listed below for the four fields of research: 1. High power laser diodes: - feasibility experiments on high average power monolithic surface emitter structures and bar-stacked arrays, allowing diodes of optimal structures to be developed in the implementation phase - investigations into high brightness diode structures for direct coupling. 2. Diode pumped solid-state lasers: - investigations into the following topics: * directly pumped rods and slabs: state-of-the-art, design, modes of operation * fibre-pumped rods and slabs: ditto * beam quality * materials and crystals for pumping * doped fibre lasers * tunable diode pumped solid-state lasers. 3. Packaging and fibre coupling: - advanced techniques of control and heat removal - high electrical efficiency power suppliers - diode monitoring and protection - high efficiency coupling into narrow fibres - micro-optical and micro-mechanical techniques. 4. Systems and applications: - systems considerations based on analysing the results of work packages 1 to 3 - technical specification of demonstrator units. LASER- UND MEDIZIN-TECHNOLOGIE GMBH DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER To fabricate microlens arrays in order to produce collimated high power laser diodes. Efficient collimation will require extensive characterization of the laser diode output as well as fabrication tolerances, adequate optical design, etc. ITALY, FRANCE, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, CANADA The use of solid-state lasers in industrial, medical and scientific areas is steadily increasing (12% growth in 1992). A rapid advance of power laser diodes has produced stable monolithic structures up to 20 Watts output power during the last few years. Coupled into an optical fibre such high power devices can be used for widespread applications or they can be adapted to laser crystals as pump modules for the following advantages compared with lamp pumped lasers: - higher beam quality - longer lifetime - small size and lightweight systems - higher efficiency - no high voltage. The complete field of high power laser diodes and diode pumped solid lasers was studied in the definition phase of the project, including the state-of-the-art and market investigations. Besides the definition phase report, a market-driven implementation phase programme has been defined. Unfortunately, short term partner strategies and Government funding are not at the expected level to achieve the ambitious programme defined during the definition phase. So it has been decided to adjust the first step of the implementation phase programme for the next two years to today's availabilities. The main goal of this first step is to do the demonstration of the advantages of laser sources based upon two types of high power laser diodes: - monolithic surface emitting laser diodes (MOSEL) with microchannel coolers to define pump sources and design high average power Nd:YAG slab lasers - collimated or fibre-coupled laser diode sources for direct use or for diode pumped solid-state laser. The following work packages are planned: 1. Laser diode sources: - design of cooling unit - development of microchannel coolers and mounting of MOSEL elements on the coolers - develop and characterize MOSEL elements - provide Q-Switched Continuous Wave (QCW) laser diode sources and associate with collimating optics. 2. Diode pumped solid-state laser: - to calculate efficiencies, temperature and stress distributions and gain profiles for slabs and rods - develop free running ND: YAG slab and rod lasers pumped by MOSEL elements and complete experiments with calculations - develop q-switch operation for high energy generation at 100 Hz repetition rate - develop high power IR lasers covering the spectral range from 1.3 fm to 3 fm. 3. Collimated beam and fibre-coupled laser diodes: - to develop and characterize refractive microlens arrays adapted to MOSEL optical beam - to characterize the collimated laser diode beam - to develop microlens arrays for fibre coupling and characterize fibre-coupled sources. The major output of the first step of the implementation will be: - MOSEL elements with 0.1 cm2 emitting area per element with 1kW QCW output power (200fs/100Hz) - collimated and fibre-coupled MOSEL elements - a highly efficient ND: YAG slab laser with 80W average output power directly pumped by MOSEL elements - a diode pumped infrared YAG laser with an average output power > 20W - an Nd: YAG rod laser with 100W average output power and high beam quality, pumped by fibre-coupled laser diodes. POLARIS (IMP) PROJEKT MANAGER PROJEKT MANAGER PROJEKT MANAGER Investigation/development of microchannel cooled heat sinks. Development of mounting techniques to assemble MOSEL devices developed by TCSF on heat sinks. Comparison with TCSF using JO LD coolers to evaluate optimised pumping sources. 2.26 M€ Non-profit making corporation performing R & D work in the field of optics. It has about 90 employees including over 70 at technical level. INO's activities embrace diode-pumping, resonator design, fibre lasers, optical design, diode to fibre coupling, holography, micro-optics and beam characterization. Facilities at INO include a laser vector writer, dry etching apparatus and optical fibre fabrication equimpment. 2010-10-21 08:23:36 01-Nov-1994 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/869 FRANQUET, 369 G1Y 3R7 -STE.-FOY > CANADA Tel. +1 418 657 7006 > Fax. +1 418 657 7009 01-Jan-1992 Research Institute 34 Months POWER LASER DIODES AND APPLICATIONS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INCLUDING SOLID-STATE LASER PUMPING CARL-ZEISS-STRASSE, 1 07739 -JENA > GERMANY Tel. +49 3641 65 3025 > Fax. +49 3641 65 3655 STRASSE DES 17. JUNI, 135 10594 -BERLIN > GERMANY Tel. +49 30 315 82-0 Fax. +49 30 315 82 100 DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER Finite elements simulation of a diode laser side pumped solid state laser. Determination of temperature, stress and subsequent wave front deformation. Model validation with lab.prototype. Development of medium power high beam laser. Z.A. DE COURTEBOEUF, AVENUE DU PACIFIQUE? 2 BIS 919 41 -LES ULIS > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 69 29 17 00 > Fax. +33 1 69 29 16 69 PROJEKT MANAGER PROJEKT MANAGER Worldwide major supplier of CO2 lasers, laser systems and machine tools for materials processing, i.e. for cutting, welding and surface treatment. As CO2 lasers will potentially be replaced by high power laser diodes and diode pumped solid-state lasers, TRUMPF LASERTECHNIK is intensively investigating the technological and economic impact of laser diodes. Research Institute LASER ZENTRUM HANNOVER E.V. (LZH) Joint stock company of which ENEL (Italian electricity agency) is the main shareholder. CISE operates in a wide range of technological fields towards applied research and is especially concerned with the following areas: - new energy sources and energy saving - plants and structures surveillance and diagnostics - electronic devices - laser sources and their applications - data acquisition and processing systems. CISE has lengthy experience in the development of innovative solid-state laser sources (also with diode pumping) mainly devoted to atmospheric and industrial diagnostics. In particular, special sources have ben developed for transportable systems. CISE has been working in the field of high power laser materials processing since 1980 through the development of high power CO2 and Nd:YAG laser prototypes, materials processing with laser beams and the design and development of customised systems for materials processing. CISE - CENTRO INFORMAZIONE STUDI ED ESPERIENZE S.P.A. TRUMPF LASERTECHNIK GMBH STEINBACHSTRASSE, 15 52074 -AACHEN > GERMANY Tel. +49 241 8906-162 > Fax. +49 241 8906 121 JOHANN-MAUS-STRASSE, 2 71254 -DITZINGEN > GERMANY Tel. +49 7156 303 901 > Fax. +49 7156 303 670 PROJEKT MANAGER DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER Non-profit making research centre with 6 years' experience in the field of laser diodes and thin film technology. Current activities related to this project are: - diode pumped solid-state lasers - characterisation/quality control of diamond film. DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER Definition: material processing systems with direct use of high power laser diodes/highly efficient,rugged Nd:YAG laser pumped source with optimised pump coupling geometry/ thermomechanically stable resonator design. PROJEKT MANAGER PROJEKT MANAGER 1.Large area microchannel cooler for vertical emitting laser diodes.II.Diode pumped solid state laser for micromachining. Side pumped system.2 x diffraction limited beam,100W average power, 1 kW peak power. Pulse duration 0.02 - 0.4 ms. Research Institute VIA REGGIO EMILIA, 39 20 090 -SEGRATE > ITALY Tel. +39 02 21 67-1 > Fax. +39 02 21 67 26 20 DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER FRAUNHOFER-INSTITUT FUER LASERTECHNIK DOMAINE D'ECUBLENS, 1015 -LAUSANNE > SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 21 693 5185 > Fax. +41 21 693 3701 Thomas Sidler has worked on the development and applications of industrial Nd-YAG slab lasers since 1987. He has also performed finite element simulations for analysis of thermal and stress behaviour of flash lamp pumped slabs. Currently, he is involved in the development of a high quality beam fundamental model Nd:YAG slab laser for harmonic frequency generation. At the LOA, research on diode lasers for medical and industrial applications has already been in progress for some years under the supervision of Professor R. P. Salath, Director of the LOA. PROJEKT MANAGER QUANTEL S.A. WP2: study of materials pump configuration. WP4: feasibility study of pump structure integration in scientific instrumentation lasers. WP5: Market study on diode pumped scientific instrumentation lasers.Budget: 860,000 FF(ex VAT) Coordinator of WP5. In addition it is responsible for the detailed analysis of segment cutting, welding and surface treatment. DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER Contribution in the definition phase to: - fibre coupled/pumped laser systems. - diamond films for heat systems. HOLLERITHALLEE, 8 30419 -HANNOVER > GERMANY Tel. +49 511 2788-0 > Fax. +49 511 2788 100 The Institute has more than 15 years' experience in the field of gas, solid-state and excimer laser development and applications in materials processing. Since 1989, the Institute has been involved in research programmes concerning diode pumped solid state lasers, applications of high power laser diodes and high performance microchannel cooling systems. The Institute reached a maximum average power of more than 70 W out of a single 10 mm laser diode bar in 1993 by using a microchannel copper heat sink. Research Institute 22 years' experience in manufacturing and delivering worldwide standard solid-state and dye lasers, customised lasers and specialised lasers for board systems (aircraft, space, ground). It participates in research programmes and contracts and has been working on diode pumped lasers for 6 years on CW and pulsed mode of operation. QUANTEL is a partner of THOMSON-HYBRIDES for national or ESA diode pumped laser programmes. This project is a priority of QUANTEL in order to replace its flashlamp pumped products range and approach industrial instrumentation anew, in the framework of the factory-of-the-future. Research Institute Research Institute Research Institute EPFL - LABORATOIRE D'OPTIQUE APPLIQUE ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE AXYS ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS LIMITED INDUSTRIAL QUANTEL LASERS S.A. (IQL) Development of research prototypes and/or subsystems and components of diode pumped solid-state lasers according to the requirements of the other participants in the project. DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER Subsidiary of QUANTEL, benefits from QUANTEL's 22 years of experience and know-how in the fields of industrial high power lasers. IEQ - ISTITUTO DI ELETTRONICA QUANTISTICA The company (formerly SEASTAR OPTICS) specialises in connecting laser diodes to optical fibres and manufacturing benchtop instrumentation to control laser diodes. It can pigtail most laser diodes using any type of optical fibre at wavelengths ranging from 635 nm to 1650 nm. Its new series high power pigtailed laser diodes use two AR-coated aspheric lenses to focus 45-65% of the light from hermetically-sealed laser diodes into single-mode optical fibres at power levels of up to 100 mW from the fibre end. Optically-isolated and polarization-preserving fibre pigtails are also available. VIA PANCIATICHI, 56/30 50 127 -FIRENZE > ITALY Tel. +39 055 41 41 28 > Fax. +39 055 41 46 12 WP4: study of pump structures integration in very high power lasers designed for materials processing. WP5: market study in very high power lasers dedicated to materials processing. Budget: 523,735 FF (excluding VAT). Research Institute ZAC COURTABOEUF, AVENUE DE L'ATLANTIQUE, 17 919 41 -LES ULIS > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 86 59 01 44 > Fax. +33 1 86 59 01 66 PROJEKT MANAGER MILLS ROAD, 2045 V8L 3S8 -SIDNEY > CANADA Tel. +1 604 656 0881 > Fax. +1 604 656 4511 Research Institute PROJEKT MANAGER Will perform packaging of collimated high power laser diodes. Ideally, microlens arrays should replace the protective window on the laser diode package. Positioning and fastening of microlens arrays are critical issues. Research Institute DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER PROJEKT MANAGER Set up in 1971 with the purpose of developing laser sources and their applications. Over the years the Institute has built the first Italian prototype of many newly developed laser sources, including ruby, Nd-glass, Nd-YAG, Ne-Ne, Argon ion, dyes nitrogen, etc. IEQ is currently involved in several national and international projects in the field of development of laser sources and their applications. HAAS-LASER GMBH PROJEKT MANAGER DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER Has been developing, manufacturing and selling solid-state lasers in the industrial market for more than 10 years. Contribution to WP5 in the fields of materials processing, state-of-the-art, diode costs, break-even points, markets. AICHHALDER STRASSE, 39 78713 -SCHRAMBERG > GERMANY Tel. +49 7422 515-0 > Fax. +49 7422 515 108 Research Institute GF-GALILEO SMA S.R.L. LASER- UND MEDIZIN-TECHNOLOGIE GMBH MAX-BORN-INST.F.NICHTLINEARE OPTIK U.KURZZEITSPEKTROSKOPIE Research Institute PROJEKT MANAGER PROJEKT MANAGER Research Institute WP1: R & D of high power laser diodes: 1. laser diode specification related to applications (beam characteristics). 2. Design of power laser diodes (characteristics/thermal behaviour). DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER Research on diode pumping of an Nd:YAG slab with MOSEL elements. Slab operated in free running mode/Q-switch mode. Calculation of gain profile/beam quality for pumping with MOSEL elements/comparisons. Coupling efficiency measurements DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER Research institute working in the field of high power solid-state lasers since 1987. Its projects mainly deal with the development of laser sources, involving new crystal geometries, optical resonators, new crystals, pumping chambers and diode pumping. Most co-workers are laser physicists with expert levels in the above mentioned fields. In addition, there is outstanding equipment in several laboratories and a total staff of about 30. VIA ALBERT EINSTEIN, 35 50 013 -CAMPI DI BISENZIO > ITALY Tel. +39 055 89 50-1 > Fax. +39 055 89 50 620 PROJEKT MANAGER Research Institute DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER For many years the company has been involved in system and component design of optical equipment for military, space and civil applications. More recently, it has widened its spectrum of activities introducing the areas of environmental monitoring and industrial metrology. Therefore its background expertise is strongly related to optics and optical equipment and at R & D level it is already heavily involved within other EUREKA projects (EU 180, EU 213 related to beam handling, adaptive optics and high power excimer lasers). WP2: beam quality and efficiency improvements. WP4: definition of the specifications of 3 demonstrators to be subsequently developed during the implementation phase. WP5:contribution to market study. STRASSE DES 17. JUNI, 135 10594 -BERLIN > GERMANY Tel. +49 30 315 82-0 > Fax. +49 30 315 82 100 MAX-BORN-STRASSE, 2A 12489 -BERLIN > GERMANY Tel. +49 30 6392 1505 > Fax. +49 30 6392 1459 Involved in the development of solid-state lasers since 1960. A diode pumped double-frequency solid-state laser with an output of more than 1W CW at 532 nm was developed within the scope of BMFT project 13 N 5451. Comprehensive know-how in fields such as optical coatings and mathematic-optical design acquired in this connection is available. Furthermore, know-how from various projects is available in which micro-optical and integrated optical components have been developed. JENOPTIK LASER OPTIK SYSTEME GMBH DLR - INSTITUT FUER TECHNISCHE PHYSIK DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V. ROFIN-SINAR LASER GMBH (HAMBURG) CARL-ZEISS SMT AG Lithography Optics Division System Engineering None Technological research in WP1. Work will be concentrated on the special problems of diode packaging and effective cooling by creating special microchannel devices by laser supported manufacturing. PROJEKT MANAGER AVENUE CARNOT, 29 913 49 -MASSY > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 69 93 41 41 > Fax. +33 1 69 81 72 21 - Investigation of high power, diode-pumped, solid-state lasers, covering the spectral range from 1.3 FM to 3 FM. - Improvement of pumping technologies for YAG laser and definition of DPSSL for an average output power >20 watt. Participation in pump source definition, cooling unit design development of QCW power laser diodes at 808 run (MOSEL structure), assembly on TCS and JENOPTIK cooler, pump source characterisation, provide QCW laser diode sources. Research Institute DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER Research Institute None Research Institute Organisation of WP1: R & D of high power laser diodes and technological development in this field. Will also participate in WP3 and WP4. Budget: 5,900,000 FF (VAT excluded). Main partner during the Definition Phase. DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER BERZELIUSSTRASSE, 87 22113 -HAMBURG > GERMANY Tel. +49 40 73363 4132 > Fax. +49 40 73363 4250 None DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER Leading distributor of laser beam sources for the industrial materials processing industry. The development of CO2 lasers that started in 1981 has meanwhile led to a product range from 80 to 10,000 W. output power. Thus, ROFIN-SINAR has become the worldwide leading manufacturer of CO2 lasers with a world market share of 22%. In 1988, RSL started development on Nd:YAG-lasers. To date these lasers have reached an output power from 25- 1,000 W. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the SIEMENS company (since 1987), ROFIN-SINAR took over responsibility for excimer laser activities from SIEMENS-KWU in 1991. The ROFIN-SINAR Group with subsidiaries in the U.S.A., FRANCE and ITALY and a joint-venture in JAPAN has about 525 employees and an annual turnover of approximately 150 million DM. None Research Institute PFAFFENWALDRING, 38-40 70569 -STUTTGART > GERMANY Tel. +49 2203 601-0 > Fax. +49 2203 67310 PROJEKT MANAGER Renowned developer of laser sources such as Nd-YAG: lasers, Ar-ion-lasers, Excimer lasers and especially medical laser devices. JENOPTIK TECHNOLOGIE GMBH also manufactures large-sized instruments for material processing, surface marking and space applications. In the field of SPSSL, we started our work in 1990. The subject of our research was the investigation of different geometrical diode pumping arrangements. DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER None TCS is a subsidiary of THOMSON-CSF. It is an European leader in SI, GaAs and InP devices. It operates in a wide range of semiconductor technologies: analogue and digital ICs, microwave ICs, optoelectronic components and CCD sensors. The THOMSON Group has over 25 years of experience in laser diode design and development. TCS has been working in the field of high power laser diodes since 1987, based upon MOCVD epitaxial deposition, quantum well structures specific facet coating and collective ways of processing. The main products proposed are: - linear bar arrays, 1 cm wide, designed to give from 5W to 15W CW or 50W QCW - stacking of bars for QCW operation are available at 300 W QCW and in development mode 1 kW QCW. To improve the performances and process yield, TCS works on "monolithic surface emitting laser diodes" based upon appropriate technologies to have impact for volume quantities. So a first demonstration of 1kW/cm2 of optical power has been shown. These results are fully competitive with international state-of-the-art and convey confidence in this innovative solution to give high mean optical power density products. Rudolf-Eber-Strasse, 2 73447 -OBERKOCHEN > GERMANY Tel. +49 7364 20-0 > Fax. +49 7364 20 8000 Research Institute One of the greatest laser research centres in GERMANY. Since 1984 there has been an application laboratory in the field of materials processing devoted to developing laser processing technics. For three years work focused partly on the treatment and structuring of semiconductors. DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER DR. FRANZ HOLLINGER PRUESSINGSTRASSE, 41 07745 -JENA > GERMANY Tel. +49 3641 6530 75 > Fax. +49 3641 6536 67 WP2: invest. of diode pumped solid-state lasers w. possibly doubled frequency in medium power range (laser crystal w.diode packag. Subsidiary of THOMSON-CSF, THY has been a European opto- electronic component manufacturer for 15 years (diode lasers, pin photodiodes, LEDs). In this field of high power laser diodes, THY has been carrying out an important development programme since 1987 for all industrial, medical, scientific, military and space applications. The main axes for this programme are the conventional laser diode bar array stacks and an original approach to monolithic diode arrays. The results obtained to date on monolithic surface emitting diode array technology are at the best level published in the world and their future looks very promising. None PROJEKT MANAGER PROJEKT MANAGER WP2: The topic "Directly pumped rod/slabs" will be worked on in cooperation with FLI Berlin. Research Institute PROJEKT MANAGER None THOMSON-CSF MICROELECTRONIQUE THOMSON-CSF SEMICONDUCTEURS SPECIFIQUES (ORSAY) ROUTE DEPARTEMENTALE, 128 914 01 -ORSAY > FRANCE Tel. +33 1 69 33 03 24 > Fax. +33 1 69 33 03 21 PROJEKT MANAGER None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None
MR. REMI MEYRUEIX SME DEVELOPMENT OF AN ELECTRO-OPTICAL POLYMER (EOP)TO BE USED AS A BASE MATERIAL IN HIGH-SPEED MACH ZEHNDER MODULATOR FOR APPLICATIONS IN OPTICAL FIBRE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS.SPECIAL POLYMER DEVELOPMENT/MFG OF PROTOTYPE MODULATOR FOR TESTING. MR. REMI MEYRUEIX SME 868 FINISHED - 01-Oct-1992 Has been active in the field of optical polymers since 1986. Its activities were carried out within the framework of the RACE projects "Polymeric Optical Switches". It achieved the first operational polymeric E/O device in 1988. A number of scientific papers on polymeric devices have been published. Several patents on polymer processing and polymeric components were obtained. It has significantly contributed to the COST 216 project "Optical Switching and Routing Devices", wg.1: "Device Modelling". BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC (BT) KPN - KONINKLIJKE PTT NEDERLAND N.V. (LEIDSCHENDAM) The electro-optic (E/O) polymer plays a major role in the high-speed MZ modulator. It is both the active E/O material and the guiding medium in the form of a thin film, in which waveguides are fabricated by photobleaching. This active film is placed between two transparent polymeric buffer layers, which also need to be optimised. Even though E/O polymers have been synthesised in the past, none of them has suitable characteristics for present industrial development. For instance, both C/O coefficiencts and thermal stability are inadequate. Based upon its own experience, FT proposes to develop an E/O polymer in which the E/O activity and thermal stability could be optimised separately. Highly active original chromophores will be synthesised during the project. These chromophores, with a product of dipole moment and static hyperpolarisability, which is larger than those of usual diazo or nitrostilbenes dyes, will be co-valently attached to the polymer chain. A perfect chromophore orientational stability, and hence a very long E/O polymer lifetime, will be obtained by co-valently attaching the chromophores directly to a rigid polymer backbone without any spacer. A theromoplastic polymer and a crosslinked network, both with glass transition temperatures beyond 150 deg.C will be tested. Their characterisations in MZ modulators will indicate the best suited matrix with respect to the performance/ processing trade-off. The polymeric modulator utilises two attractive properties of polymers, viz. their low dielectric contant and their ease of processing. The first one will lead to high-speed and large bandwidth (40 GHZ has been demonstrated) operation of the modulator. The second will contribute to the low cost potential of the devices. Furthermore, it can lead to hybrid integration with a laser on an Si subcarrier, which allows for improved electrode design for high-speed modulation and potential for full integration with the electronics. The resulting MZ modulator will be applied with laser diodes in transmitter modules with a stable narrowband spectral output, even under high speed modulation. These characteristics are highly desirable, as the bit rate in commercial optical fibre communication systems is increasing up to and beyond 10 Gbit/sec. and direct modulation of the laser diodes is problematic under such conditions. FLAMEL TECHNOLOGIES MR. REMI MEYRUEIX Aid design/fabrication of MZ modulator with respect to travelling wave electrode design/deposition. Development of high-speed packaging for MZ modulator,includ. fibre coupling Check specifications of optical and E/O properties of MZ mod UNITED KINGDOM, THE NETHERLANDS, FRANCE The project goal is to develop an electro-optical polymer (EOP) to be used as a base material in a high-speed MACH ZEHNDER (MZ) modulator for applications in optical fibre communications systems. The work package starts with the development of special polymers and ends with the manufacturing of a prototype modulator ready for testing in practical systems. PEOCOC RESPONSABLE SERVICE APPLICATIONS RESPONSABLE SERVICE APPLICATIONS RESPONSABLE SERVICE APPLICATIONS Processing of polymers supplied by FT into multi-layers with photobleached optical wave guides in MACH-ZEHNDER structures Multi-layers will be poled to induce macroscopic (linear) electro-optic effect. Device design/characterisation/testing 4.0 M€ At the forefront of developments in the fields of high-speed modulator packaging, both for Lithium Niobate and E/O polymers. It has published on high-speed electrode design and hermetic packaging as well as on novel devices using E/O polymers. Associated patents have also been filed. Team members are acknowledged world experts in their topics. 2010-10-21 08:23:35 30-Apr-1997 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/-/id/868 MARTLESHAM HEATH, IP5 7RE -IPSWICH > UNITED KINGDOM Tel. +44 1473 646 826 > Fax. +44 1473 646 885 01-Oct-1992 SME 55 Months POLYMER-BASED ELECTRO-OPTIC COMPONENTS FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS ST. PAULUSSTRAAT, 4