From mobility to industrial manufacturing, Electrification is reshaping European industry. Comau provided its expertise on the matter to different EU projects aimed at supporting key industries and local SMEs with such a relevant transition. Electrification is an important requirement to guarantee a greener, more sustainable production model.
Country/Business: Worldwide/Electrification-Automation Systems
PURE Project aims to industrialize an innovative air purification technology (APA) able to naturally attract and destroy a majority of the contaminants present in manufacturing environments
The APA (technology by ISCLEANAIR) solutions are based on a very easy and effective process to purify the air from The innovative air purification technology APA (Air Pollution Abatement System) solutions are based on a very easy and effective process (a patented water-based, filterless technology) to purify the air from contamination, pollution and even harmful micro-organisms as viruses: the purification system is composed of an Air Purifier that creates a bubble of clean, pure air and an Air Monitor that uses sensors and artificial intelligence to analyze the presence of air pollutants and contaminants. It can also understand the behavior of the air pollution abatement activities and keep a history of the dynamics and contamination events. APA devices use water such as rain-fall water, which is discharged in normal sewage, instead of filters. This addresses the waste-free philosophy that underscores the project. Furthermore, PURE – APA uses standard, pre- or post-processed water that is safely returned to the environment, making it ultra-sustainable.
PURE Project introduction
Air Pollution Abatement System by ISCLEANAIR
- COMAU, Is CLEAN AIR, CEA, FAGOR
VERIFy – Visually GuidEd Robotised Cell for Finishing Processes
Country/Business: Italy/Electrification-Automation Systems
The main focus of VERIFy is to develop an automated detection System for quality control and corrective tasks in manufacturing processes that require casting. It features an autonomous robotic cell that inspects casted parts and detects their possible aesthetic defects thanks to its innovative Vision System. Afterwards, the VERIFy system can classify the defective part as scrap or as to-be-finished, where a force feedback-enabled robot handles the finishing process on the spots where said defects have been identified. Automating a process that is traditionally done manually leads to a more accurate diagnosis and minimizes equipment deburring. The project seeks to increase production efficiency and reduce ergonomic strain on human workers.
- COMAU, Brembo, LMS - Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, University of Patras, CASP, POLIMI
RoboFIETS – Sustainable human-robot co-production for cargo bicycles
The RoboFIETS project studies the potential of assistive technologies and human-robot co-production in order to create added value for the European E-bike industry. The research team analyzed the feasibility of automation in 16 assembly lines and developed three prototypes to optimize the manufacturing of personalized bicycles, which in contrast to mass-production follows different standards and requirements. With tools like VR and exoskeleton aids, RoboFIETS can make workplaces more sustainable and inclusive for all workers.
- COMAU, Accell Group, Tu DELFT, Chalmers University of Technology