On 31.12.2021, we successfully completed the three-year project ”Connecting Simulations, Machines and Tools to Optimise the Polymer Manufacturing Process” (CoSiMa). The project was implemented under the programe Promoting the implementation of research and development projects (TRL 3-6), within the Operational Programme for the Implementation of the European Cohesion Policy 2014-2020, and is classified under S4: INDUSTRY 4.0, Factories of the future. In addition to the consortium partners’ own shares, the operation is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund and the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport.
Six consortium partners were involved:
Razvojni center orodjarstva Slovenije TECOS (lead partner),
Kolektor Orodjarna (Postojna) d.o.o.,
Gorenje Orodjarna d.o.o.,
Fakulteta za tehnologijo polimerov,
L-TEK Elektronika in
TEHNOPLAST, Anton Krebelj s.p.
The project contributed to the further development of automation and digitisation of the injection moulding process in line with Industry 4.0 guidelines. We have developed a link between simulations of the injection moulding process, which simulate the flow of the polymer melt inside the tool, and the polymer injection moulding machine, which controls the entire process.
The industrial research and experimental development carried out represents an important contribution to the real-time adaption and response of the injection moulding process to process and environmental disturbance, with improved control over current process parameters. Future research and development will focus on even better mathematical models for more accurate prediction of process conditions during injection moulding of the mould nest.
The L-Tek team has attended the very well-known Arm TechCon on 24-26 October 2017 at Santa Clara, USA. L-Tek and Arm have been business and development partners for a number of years. Our synergies are related to new technical developments and solutions in the area of IoT – electronics and software solutions.
Arm TechCon 2017 brought a wide range of innovations in the areas of Embedded Software Development, Silicon Design, Automotive, Industrial & Functional Safety, Computer Vision, Machine Learning & Graphics, Networking & Servers, High-Efficiency Systems, Internet of Things and Trust & Security.
The main themes of the conference were IoT and Trust & Security, which included presentations of challenges in these areas and how to address them. MBED arm successfully presented their solutions, some of which have been developed with our support.
This year we have been presented a lot of practical and business examples from different industries which made the conference even more attractive and successful!
You may read about the presented arm MBED solution in different segments of the linked website: https://www.mbed.com/en.
This year L-Tek® once again participated in the selection of the best innovations at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lower Carniola and White Carniola. We registered the newly developed “IoT Building Blocks Control and Management Platform” and received a golden recognition award in June.
After successful endeavours on the regional level in the past we participated in the selection at Innovation Day 2017 on the national level within the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia a few days ago. We are proud to announce that we received a SILVER RECOGNITION AWARD on September 27th at the Congress Center Brdo pri Kranju! You can see the entire innovations catalogue at: https://daninovativnosti.gzs.si/Portals/210/katalog_2017.pdf
On this special occasion we would like to expres special thanks to the whole L-Tek team, especially to our innovators: Matej Slapšak, Dr. Viktor Zaletelj, Simon Krulec, Marko Stušek, Primož Zajec, Gašper Sladič, Klemen Škoda, Gorazd Kovačič and Jernej Vrščaj.
L-Tek is proud to present our new L-Tek IoT brand. The L-Tek IoT brand represents a family of state-of-the-art SMART IoT products that offer today’s leading measuring, monitoring and control solutions. All products can be modified and optimised for different situations, so they are FUN to use! L-Tek IoT solutions are developed and designed base on the L-Tek SMART IoT platform which enables you to reach the measurable, controllable and optimized results.
Accompanied by its innovative development solutions, L-Tek has been recognised as a competent development partner by as many as two out of a total of nine selected consortia for the implementation of programs in priority areas where Slovenia has long-term potential for successfully penetrating the global markets and a more successful and complete integration into global value chains.
It involves the implementation of research and development programmes that link the academic sphere and the economy, combining knowledge and competencies for the development of new products, services and processes, and the use of new technologies in priority areas: Smart cities and communities, Smart buildings and homes, including wood chain homes, Networks for the transition to circular economy, Sustainable food production, Factories of the Future, Health-medicine, Mobility and Development of materials as final products.
L-Tek participates in the programmes TIGR4smart – Sustainable and Innovative construction of smart buildings (priority area: Smart buildings and homes, including wood chain) and GOSTOP – Building Blocks, Tools and Systems for Factories of the Future (priority area: Factories of the Future). Find out more about individual programmes in the documents attached and open the following link to read about the method of selecting programmes that show the concentration of knowledge and competencies, and scientific and technological excellence: