QUALIS: Safety at the forefront of industry 4.0


Despite the great improvements in the last decades, factories are still dangerous places where a person can easily be harmed and injured if norms are not followed. Machinery safety, in particular, is a complex issue due to the huge variety of devices, technologies, manufacturers, etc, and the diversity of means and people in charge. The specific methods to guarantee the safety of a machine are usually confined in the hands of maintenance, and stated through documentation which is barely checked sometimes by the personnel, being the daily experience the main source of knowledge to understand how to behave with a machine. In the new 4.0 scenarios, a special effort should be performed in using the new possibilities of hyperconnection in assessing that machines are used by whom has permission and assessing by tests who is qualified.

In this framework, CTAG, together with the company SEIN EUROPA S.L.U, will develop the project QUALIS- Metal machinery health and safety qualification service, a service that is connected to every machine in the organisation and that monitors that the safety conditions are respected. This service is developed within Market 4.0 platform.

European Commission LogoThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 822064