ProcessIT Innovations was awarded the title of Vinnväxtvinnare by VINNOVA, thereby being guaranteed financial support over a period of ten years.

VINNVÄXT is a programme that takes the form of a competition for regions. The aim is to promote sustainable growth by developing internationally competitive research and innovation environments in specific growth fields.

ProcessIT Innovations Annual Report

ProcessIT Annual Report 2016

Successful outcome of the project Vision Systems Business Development Platform

2015-04-01  The project Vision Systems Business Development Platform has had an successful outcome concering image analysis and machine vision.

The Visual Systems Business Development Platform (VSB) developed and promoted new machine vision products resulting in two main products and several developing possibilities for future work.

The project partners were the image analysis and machine vision groups at Luleå University of Technology and Lapinlitto University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with Finnish and Swedish SMEs, and mining companies. The project was built on a foundation of research achievements and the VSB focused on developing business outcomes largely based on this research.

The VSB project:

• Produced a reference installation system for online particle size measurement (3DPM) at Boliden’s Tara mine in Ireland in conjunction with MBV-Systems (Swedish SME) with a statement of added value from the customer to demonstrate the value of the system in advertising material.
• Produced a demonstration system for particle size measurement, boulder detection & rock breaker automation within the lab in conjunction with field measurement data from the Talvivaara mine in Finland.
• Established a relationship with a key global partner to incorporate 3DPM into their international product portfolio. This provides both access to their international channel to market, but also integrates with their expertise for providing automatic control services using 3DPM.
• Generated a commercial sale of 3DPM by connecting MBV-Systems with a customer in Finland. The system is now installed at a Finnish pigment manufacturing plant where it is used for automatic control in their process.
• Organised an industry workshop in Kemi with 18 participants from SMEs, mining and mining suppliers including; LKAB, Talvivaara, Metso, MBV Systems, ABB and Outokumpu.
• Organised a research symposium in Luleå over two days for 80 participants providing significant opportunity for regional SMEs and the project partners to meet the Swedish image analysis and machine vision community and expand their network.
• Performed pre-study investigations in areas of emerging opportunity, including: machine vision for control of Spiral concentrators in mining, and defect and crack detection in the surface of casted steel slabs.