Four of HyperCOG’s innovations have been picked up by the EU Innovation Radar Platform, which highlights cutting-edge EU-funded innovations being developed by Europe’s leading researchers and innovators.
The Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. Its goal is to allow every citizen, public official, professional and businesspersons to discover the outputs of EU innovation funding and give them a chance to seek out innovators who could follow in the footsteps of companies such as Skype, TomTom, ARM Holdings, all of whom received EU funding in their early days.
As such, it is great news that HyperCOG has had no less than four of its innovations highlighted on the platform. These are:
- A software suite for implementing industrial cyber-physical system
- Hyperspectral camera system for white slags chemical characterisation.
- Intelligent ladle monitoring system
- Wireless sensor platform for liquid-liquid interface and solvent quality supervision
The hyperspectral camera system for fast slag composition analysis is a system composed of a hyperspectral camera and a computer running artificial intelligence algorithms that provide estimations of slag composition in the steelmaking process. A training period is needed to obtain a model that adapts to the slags produced in any particular steel workshop. By the end of the project, the slag estimation will be shown in just a few seconds, helping to support steelmaking operators in their decision making.
The intelligent ladle-monitoring system uses thermal cameras to track the ladles along their trajectory and control their thermal state, in order to establish if they are working at their optimal situation. This control will help to establish a criterion for re-lining the ladles, based on the captured temperature distributions. Operators will have access to constant information about the thermal state of the different ladles on their different process stations.