Protocols and Strategies for extending the useful Life of major capital investments and Large Industrial Equipment | H2020

LEVEL-UP will offer a scalable platform covering the overall lifecycle, ranging from the digital twins’ setup, modernisation actions to diagnose and predict the operation of physical assets, to the refurbishment and remanufacturing activities towards the end of life. In-situ repair technologies and the redesign for new upgraded components will be facilitated through virtual simulations for increased performance and lifetime.

Level-Up Project in order to achieve its purpose will make use of 10 special protocols for modernising, diagnosing, inspecting, repairing, disassembling, upgrading, refurbishing, remanufacturing, recycling and reassembly & testing. To enable companies to understand the details of each protocol, a Protocols Specification Document was created which provides guidelines for the ten protocols. Each protocol guideline provides a definition and detailed description of the protocol, including purposes, condition, as well as a list of detailed actions and steps. This document also includes a flowchart to visualize the process and interaction of different actions and steps in the hope to accelerate industrial companies to understand and adopt the LEVEL-UP protocols.
For more information about the 10 protocols read the PSD.

Pilot lines

Automotive Pilot Line

In October 2020 representatives from AIMEN Centro Tecnológico, travelled to ESTAMPACIONES MAYO  facilities to install the distributed fiber optic sensors (FOS) in Fagor Arrasate transfer press.
The crack detection system FOS-based will monitor the press structural health, by measuring temperature and strain, and through appropriate data processing and interpretation, the system may predict the remaining useful life of the structure, the detection of the cracks and their localization.
The results obtained will be then correlated with relevant process parameters and suggestions for remedial actions of the different press components will be provided to ESMA operator.

Woodworking Pilot Line

Level-Up Project partner Marlegno has begun the digitalization of its production process with the installation of the new OIKOS working center cutting station developed by project partner Scm Group.

Metal Machining Pilot Line

From June 29th to July 3nd,  the first working tests and geometric accuracy tests of the SKIQ16 machine manufactured by TOSHULIN, A.S. took place with the participation of project partners from Brno University of Technology.

Level-Up at a glance

To provide a brief presentation of the Level-Up project several communication materials were created.
For an overall idea of the project check out the Level-Up General Presentation.
For a quick glimpse over the project's main elements download the Digital Brochure.


12 Month Meeting

During the 21st and 22nd of October the scheduled Level-Up EU Project 12M meeting was held successfully although.. digitally!Despite the covid19 restrictions, the consortium could get a first look of the seven pilot lines through virtual tours, analyze the technical progress so far and plan the next steps for the project.


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