Collaborators: Universidad de Salamanca, Grupo HERMI
This client is a renowned producer of rabbit meat in Europe and has more than 40 rabbit farms with 4 silos each.
The silos are closed hermetically, so hitting the container from the outside has been, until now, the only way of estimating if it is necessary to fill it. This results in wastes of the grain stored in the silos since it is not possible to control its condition and it may become unsuitable to use as livestock feed. This also increases the risk disease in livestock due to poisoning.
The developed system allows any industry to calculate the capacity of a closed recipient. That includes not only the silo, but also many other recipients used in the primary sector. It could be used to measure the volume of a milk tank. In other areas, the uses can be very diverse, such as detecting the presence of people in any work space. A device is placed inside the silo, the device has a laser which detects the presence of feed and its level. Several engines allow to rotate the device in all directions and perform a full sweep. This is important since the grain may be distributed unevenly in the silo. The measurements are sent to a web system, where they are processed. Each type of feed has a different density, so depending on the volume the system can calculate very accurately how many kilos are left. The device is installed in each silo independently, since it can be powered by batteries, with solar panels or directly connected to the power grid to avoid maintenance problems. The signal it sends is wireless, it can be transmitted via Wi-Fi or by 4G, and it can be programmed as often as desired, every second or once a day if the farmers decide that it is not necessary anymore.
Collaborators: Ángel Santiago García Martín Cattle
Extensive farming aims to optimize the use of available natural resources, achieving higher yields and therefore greater profitability. On this farm, the genetic selection of the breeding animals and the continuous improvement of the breed has made it possible to sell the livestock as breeding animals, offering our customers livestock of a superior genetic quality, which can contribute to an increase in farm production and therefore greater profitability.
To maximize the success of the breeding, the farms need a tool to monitor the activity of the cattle, this will help detect anomalies such as diseases, possible pregnancies or births. This project satisfies those needs through artificial intelligence and new technologies.
The project proposes the use of a wireless sensor network for cattle monitoring. It includes cameras, temperature sensors and accelerometers that provide knowledge on livestock feeding, possible diseases, pregnancies and births.
Collaborators: Telecontrol STM. ITE, Zigor Corporation, Fenie Enegía, Amayuela, NOMANTICA
The objective of this project consists in the development of a comprehensive smart system for the management of electric vehicle charging, in the context of a sustainable electricity network.
The new smart charging management system will be supported by a technological platform that will make it possible to implement all the corresponding functionalities, integrating the communications required to operate intelligent networks (with all the agents involved in the electricity supply) and various generation systems associated with micro-networks, such as mini wind, photovoltaic, Stirling engines, batteries and accumulators with different energy sources (V2G, railway braking, domestic cogeneration,...).
Collaborators: IBERDROLA ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION, S.A., IBERDROLA S.A., Amayuelas, ATISAE, Zabala Innovation Consulting EEA Grants and Technical University of Madrid
The TABÓN project is an initiative to enhance the control of power lines, decreasing resources and obtaining more information about them. This is an improvement of efficiency in managing and a reduce in environmental impact.
Electrical systems, in particular, ground systems, are characterized by their great dynamism when it comes to measurement and their constant evolution, causing analysis, diagnosis and prediction hard to study due to their change.This complexity makes necessary building innovative models to facilitate analysis by creating adaptive systems which provides flexibility and evolvability.
Collaborators: ISOTROL, S.A.
Isotrol is an engineering company that develops projects, products, solutions and software for supervisory and control systems and specialized outsourcing. It operates internationally and has a well-defined commercial vocation and improves continuously through increasing its flexibility, innovation and customer relationship efficiency. Currently, Isotrol is present in Europe and America, and has more than 195 professionals. In 2017, the company's sales reached € 16.4 million.
One of the needs of the client (and of other similar companies) is the use of a computer platform for data management, with the aim of optimizing all steps within an industrial process. Through the platform generated in PRISMA planning and management of product manufacturing become much more efficient.
The aim of Prisma is to create a computer platform for data management in companies, with the aim of optimizing all steps within an industrial process. Through this platform planning and management of product manufacturing become much more efficient.
Thanks to this project, the Internet of Things is becoming increasingly important. We are a step further in the development of Industry 4.0 because, thanks to this project, the role of the Internet of Things is gaining more importance. The dynamism of the market means that very competitive products are needed. One of the key goals of the fourth industrial revolution is reducing expenses through the optimization of resources and digitalization of processes, providing information that can be used to increase efficiency.