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Digital platform to extend the life of industrial equipment


With the aim of boosting the circular economy in the industry, the European Level-Up project seeks to apply the latest digital technologies to extend the useful life of production systems in metallurgy, automotive, aeronautics, railways and carpentry, among others. The project runs from October this year to 2023.



The ultimate goal of the project is to modernize equipment and large capital-intensive industrial facilities to extend their operating cycle efficiently, safely and reliably through the use of advanced industry 4.0 technologies that did not exist when those production systems were launched.



The LEVEL-UP project will develop a scalable platform that covers the entire life cycle of the equipment, from the configuration of digital twins for the simulation, diagnosis and prediction of the operation of the equipment, to the reconditioning, repair, remanufacturing and recycling of machines in The last stages of operation. To acieve this, special protocols will be structured and formalised, linked to each other with a digital thread to facilitate coordination of all agents that make up the value chain. The platform developed in LEVEL-UP is expected to validate its operation through seven cases of use implemented in different real industrial scenarios in the fields of automotive, metalworking, aeronautics, railway sector and carpentry.

In summary, the objectives of the project are as follows: (i) an 11.5% increase in the efficiency of materials and resources, (ii) a 16% increase in reliability and (iii) a return on investment in excess of 50%. The initiative also pursues a socio-economic impact through creating 810 new jobs and a return on investment of more than 80 million euros for the project consortium.


The LEVEL-UP project, led by the Galician research centre AIMEN, involves 32 European partners. In addition to IDEKO, other Basque companies and entities are involved such as Fagor Arrasate, Danobat, Estampaciones Mayo, Trimek and Innovalia.