Development of a smart line for tissue converting
Project co-financed under Tuscany POR FESR 2014-2020
Line: 1.1.5 - Sub action a1 – Tender notice 1
“Strategic research and development projects”
Project: IRIDE - Request: CUP 7165.24052017.112000003
IRIDE “Development of a smart line for tissue converting: ICT technologies in favour of Advanced Automation”
The tissue paper converting sector is continuously evolving, moving towards increasingly automated processes which afford greater control and monitoring, by means of new advanced digital technologies. The aim? The intelligent factory.
With this in mind Futura, in partnership with IRIDE, has launched an R&D project designed to develop new tissue converting lines with superior automation, high productivity and improved safety and energy efficiency levels. These will be achieved through innovations based on the convergence of ICT solutions and technologies for Advanced Automation in the Industry 4.0 perspective.
This is a new form of intelligence with the purpose of modernising the tissue industry not to merely beat records but to tangibly improve the lives of human beings. How? For factory workers it will mean simplified tasks and increased safety. For business owners, it will come in the form of real innovation that optimises production costs, makes processes more efficient and improves the quality of the final product. And last, but not least, it will deliver end consumers a fully traceable, guaranteed, ideal product.
Project implementation Period: 2017-2020
Project total budget: € 4.240.249,62
Budget of Futura S.p.A.: € 2.715.256,14
Financial support received by Futura S.p.A.: € 814.576,84