After performing a survey among experts of production from all over Europe, the Co-FACTOR Project is publishing its Fact Sheet on “Smart Industrial Components”.

Co-Factor Fact Sheet

Co-FACTOR Cluster (www.cofactor-eu-project.org ) will be present at IT2Industry – International Trade Fair and Open Conference for intelligent, digitally networked working environments – in Munich, April 21st to 24th, in parallel to the AUTOMATICA 2016 International Fair, where will present latest solutions for smart, IT enabled production from Europe wide collaborations in a booth (Hall B4) and also with a presentation about “Europe meets Industrial Smart Components”.

IT2Industry AUTOMATICA 2016

T-REX consortia, and in particular IK4-TEKNIKER, PREDICT and ULMA forklift trucks, are preparing a campaign to disseminate results related to the Advanced Maintenance, Fleet Management and Condition Monitoring solutions developed at T-REX, with a special focus on their impact on new Service-Oriented Business Models.

The campaign takes advantage of the celebration of five fairs and conferences that coincides in Basque Country in 2016. This coincidence will convert Bilbao & Basque Country in an interesting hub of ideas related to Advanced Maintenance. IK4-TEKNIKER actively participates in the organization of these events and expects to guarantee a wide spread dissemination of final T-REX research and results.

BasqueCountry fairs-conferences 2016 

From May 30th to June 4th, Bilbao international fair BEC will host the 29th BIEMH International Machine Tool Exhibition which is the largest fair in Basque Country that celebrates biannually and attracts people all over the world. IK4-TEKNIKER will have an exhibition stand where will show the potential of Condition Monitoring with the support of ULMA forklift trucks.

More information at http://biemh.bilbaoexhibitioncentre.com/en/

In parallel, BEC will host during the 2nd and 3rd of June the first Maintenance Innovation Conference at its congress centre, following the success of previous editions concerning advanced maintenance (see last year participation at http://t-rex-fp7.eu/index.php/news/item/80-ik4-tekniker-predictive-technologies-presented-at-maintenance-bilbao-2015-conference) and the growing interest on predictive maintenance technologies. IK4-TEKNIKER is collaborating in the organization of this event, which is fully focused on industry, from its knowledge in maintenance and the R&D experience of T-REX among others.

More information at http://maintenance.bilbaoexhibitioncentre.com/conference-2016/conference-2016/

During 7th and 8th of June, IK4-TEKNIKER is co-organising with Jost institute the 6th LUBMAT congress in Bilbao. This is the reference event in lubrication, maintenance and tribotechnology, and expects an audience of more than 300 participants and 30 exhibitors with good mixture industrial and academic participants. IK4-TEKNIKER, as the chair of this event, is taking the necessary steps to convert this event in a remarkable experience and, among others, it will also exhibit T-REX results.

More information at http://www.lubmat.org/

From 5th to 8th of July in Bilbao will also take place the 3rd European Conference of the PHM Society – PHM Europe 2016 or PHME16. IK4-TEKNIKER and PREDICT are participating in the organizing committee. This conference has a long tradition in the US and celebrates this 3rd European event in Europe after Dresden and Nantes conferences. T-REX partners PREDICT, ULMA forklift trucks and IK4-TEKNIKER also expects to participate in it.

More information at http://www.phmsociety.org/events/conference/phm/europe/16/

Finally, from October 19th to 21st Biarritz will host the 3rd IFAC AMEST Workshop, after Seville and Lisbon. The aim of this Workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to provide a survey of the advances in the field of maintenance. IK4-TEKNIKER will also participate.

More information at http://www.ifac-amest16.com/

On behalf of T-REX consortia, we would like also to encourage all parties interested in T-REX to attend these events and to request to the consortia more information about participation opportunities.


The last number of the digital magazine Newtek of IK4-TEKNIKER is entirely devoted to Industry 4.0. One of the cases explained in its news is the “product as a service” where ULMA business case developed under T-REX is explained.

Newtek Feb2016 IK4-TEKNIKER

We are pleased to inform that the T-REX project is promoting a special session on “The evolution of Product-Service Systems Business Models” at the next 8th CIRP IPSS Conference, in BERGAMO (ITALY), on June 20th -21st , 2016.

More conference infor like topics, special sessions and venue is already available at the web http://ipss2016.unibg.it/

CIRP IPSS 8th Conference

Nicola Saccani, T-REX researcher at the University of Brescia (UNIBS), presented main results about the application cases of the T-REX project at the 12th ASAP Service Management Forum (http://www.asapsmf.org/xii-asap-service-management-forum/# ), on October 12th - 13th 2015 in Villa Reale di Monza (Milan – ITALY).

ASAP-12 Nicola Saccani

Revealing the benefits of closer supply-chain relationships

The T-REX project is sending outdated business practices the way of the dinosaurs by showing how closer cooperation between manufacturers and their clients can save resources and boost productivity. Up to 50% gains have been achieved thanks to real-time equipment performance-monitoring implemented by a Spanish project partner.

DG ProjectStories Intro

To compete in today’s tough market, manufacturers realise they need to look beyond the ‘make things and sell them’ business model. While large companies can afford to invest in new approaches, SMEs often see them as daunting – the potential benefits are uncertain and implementation seems too complex. This is why the T-REX project is developing tools to help SME supply chains adopt new manufacturing practices that reduce the lifecycle costs of capital equipment.

The R&D centre and the computing services company are running a seminar to go further into depth into the most recent technological trends and their application to the business environment. The seminar will comprise talks given by experts, a roundtable discussion and a guided visit around IK4-TEKNIKER´s facilities.

The Basque R&D centre IK4-TEKNIKER and the computing services company Ibermática are organising a seminar devoted to Industry 4.0; it is designed to expand knowledge about the latest technologies geared towards the industrial sphere and its transfer to the business base to be able to drive forward the competitiveness of private initiative.

The session called as “First practical experiences in Industry 4.0” will be taking place on Wednesday 23rd September at the facilities of IK4-TEKNIKER, located in the town of Eibar in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa.


Industry4 0-Ibermatica

We dedicated this newsletter to present the new Integrated Service Platform for ULMA’ s forklift trucks Fleet Management allowing the transition to Short Term Rental (STR) business. This flexible solution is composed of a proprietary forklift datalogger connected via Bluetooth with ESENERGIA’s battery datalogger (also T-REX partner), the latest also provided with regeneration pulse technology to avoid shulphatation, that can communicate collected data to a remote end user software to follow up product performance and to allow Condition based Maintenance (CbM).

T-REX Newsletter Issue4

In the DOCUMENTS section of this website you can also download it:


Six months after the mid-term review, Month 24 General Meeting has gathered again T-REX consortium at ULMA in Oñati, Spain, from 22nd-23rd September 2015, in order to share results and update everyone on the progress made so far towards achieving the project objectives.

T-REX Onati Meeting

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