An Austrian company from the casting industry is searching for an enhanced communication solution suitable for use in extreme industrial conditions. The proposed technology should be able to exchange process status information along the production line in real time. Envisaged partnership agreements are technical cooperation and commercial cooperation with technical assistance.
The Austrian company develops, manufactures and markets high-grade systems made from ductile cast iron for the transport of water. Furthermore, they manufacture general-purpose pile systems for deep-foundation engineering. The company identified an information gap within their casting production process. In particular they are lacking to exchange information between single production steps. To enhance the process efficiency they are looking for non-verbal communication solutions in extreme industrial environmental conditions. Traditional communication solutions (telephone, tablets, ...) are inadequate, as they are not user-friendly for use in industrial environments or become defective within a very short time due to heavy soiling. They are looking for partners that can offer a communication solution to ensure an exchange of status information of the process along the production line. The information exchange has to be bi-directional and in real time. The offered solution could be a human to human or machine to human interaction. The Austrian company is open to any type of solution (from concept stage to products already on the market). Cooperation with industrial partners would be in frame of a technical cooperation agreement or commercial agreement with technical assistance.
Type (e.g. company, R&D institution…), field of industry and Role of Partner Sought:
Potential partners from industry should offer a technical solution to exchange real time process status information along the production line. The Austrian company wants to implement the technology into their production process in the frame of a technical cooperation or commercial cooperation with technical assistance.
Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:
The company is active in the casting industry. They are looking for an enhanced communication solution suitable for use in extreme industrial conditions (noise, dirt, high temperature,...). Proposed technology should be able to exchange process status information along the production line in real time and bi-directional. Potential solutions could range from visual, non-verbal to machine-human interfaces.