AZTERLAN Metallurgy Research Center, member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA), leads the SUSIE Project consortium in close collaboration with Tekniker, Tecnalia and with Mondragon University, UPV/EHU and INVEMA (technology unit of the AFM Cluster).
objective of the SUSIE Project is to solve the technological challenges faced
by the data collection from the most inaccessible areas on the surface of tools
for transforming metal, plastic and ceramic materials.
this purpose, the project is structured in four different strategic working
• Solve the
problems associated with driving power to commercial transducers and reading
their signals, using a subcutaneous integration strategy.
• Solve the
thermal problems associated with the integration of commercial cables and
sensors and the high temperature working conditions
• Solve the
problems associated with the integration of commercial transducers (low
tolerance of electronics to integration processes) and direct measurement of
the production process (minimum distance to the critical point and maximum
intact the behavior in service of the tools in the sensorized areas, especially
their durability (resistance to wear, plastic deformation and cracking) and
their influence on the process time (heat extraction).
ambitious objectives set for the project consider:
in POWER AND SIGNAL: Resolution of the problems associated with the fusion and
short circuit of the electrical circuits and the failure of the optical sistems
necessary for the operation of the sensors. To be able to adjust the
combination of cable protection, added material and laser cladding/thermal
projection parameters to encapsulate wiring under any steel surface.
in REFRIGERATION: Resolution of problems associated with heat dissipation
during the integration process and during service in cases where tools work at
in PROTECTION: The main result in terms of the integration of the sensors is to
maintain their integrity during the complete process.
INTEGRATION Strategies: Solve the integration of the main scientific and technological
challenges of the implementation of advanced sensors, which allow the
development of its future applications in different industrial environments.
project is one of the projects supported by the ELKARTEK 2020 Program of the
Basque Government and has a total budget of 612,000¤.
project leader, along with TEKNIKER and TECNALIA technology centers belonging
to BRTA, in close collaboration with MU and UPV/EHU universities will work on
the technical developments of the project while INVEMA, as Offer/Demand
Intermediation Agent within the Basque Science and Technology Network , will
carry out dissemination and contrast work with the industrial environment.