Project Acronym Product passport for the Metal Industry with Predictive Maintenance

Sector Metal

Funding/budget 50 KEUR

Short project Summary

The MetalX will interconnect industrial manufacturer with the provider of the engineer services using the Market 4.0 platform as a mediator. The proposed activities are part of the ongoing digitalization taking place in Metalac factory, with a goal to provide digital identity to all machines and processes in form of a digital twin. This project will follow this approach by expanding Market 4.0 functionalities with product passport component for machinery; and integrating interfaces and data flows from production equipment by adapting existing predictive maintenance service. The prototype of the service is developed for Metalac to monitor their machinery for manufacturing of enameled, stainless steel and non-stick cookware (using vibration sensors and data collected from processes). The goal is to adapt interfaces, execute integration with platform IDS connectors so as to provide efficient product passport components for the industry, working with the Market 4.0 workflows and apps.

Partner 1: DunavNET

DunavNET was established in 2006, as a software consultancy company, with a R&D office in Novi Sad, Serbia, and the sales and business development office in Dublin, Ireland. Over the years, DunavNET evolved into a product development company, designing and licensing own solutions based on IoT and AI technologies. Today, the company employs over 30 people, mainly telecommunications, computer science, software and data science engineers.

The expertise of the company lies in the domain of designing and provisioning turnkey IoT/AI solutions comprising all required components and functionalities, from devices equipped with appropriate sensors, actuators, gateways, to integration with cloud services, domain specific data analytics algorithms and client dashboards. Examples of such commercial solutions are ekoNET, a mobile environment monitoring solution, glueNET, an industrial IoT solution for the beer bottling industry and agroNET/poultryNET suite of solutions addressing the agri-food supply chain. All solutions are designed with the UN SDGs in mind, contributing primarily to the UN SDG2, and SDG15.

DNET is active in the collaborative research projects. The company participated in and led a number of FP7 and H2020 projects, focusing on development of novel technologies and their validation, leading to commercial exploitation. The focus of the innovation activities is on the agri-food sector, and, since H2020 TagItSmart project on the circular economy as well. The Product passport solution, one of the main outputs of the TagItSmart project, is used as one of the key building blocks of a circular economy ecosystem, enabling unique identification of products and their tracking throughout the product lifecycle.

Country: Serbia


Metalac Digital is part of Metalac a.d. group, a public company seated in Gornji Milanovac, Serbia. Today, Metalac a.d. holds 16 subsidiaries organised as a group of companies: five of them are manufacturing, five trading & retail companies in the local market and four companies abroad. Metalac Group manufactures and exports, mostly cookware, to Russia, EU, Japan, USA and Australia. The retail companies on the market of Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia serve customers in more than 130 brick&mortar shops as well as in 3 online stores Cookware production is core-business and the company Metalac Posudje is one of the major cookware manufacturers in Europe and the oldest and the biggest subsidiary, producing enamelled, stainless steel and non-stick cookware; Metalac Inko fabricates stainless steel and cast polymers appliances for kitchen & bathroom; Metalac Bojler produces water heaters and Metalac Print produces carton packing material and transfers for cookware decoration. The factory of automotive parts is Metalac FAD. Metalac a.d. has integrated Quality Management System ISO 9001 and Environmental Protection Management System IS 14001 certified by TÜV. The company is dedicated to all aspects of sustainable development.

Country: Serbia

MetalX on Market4.0 YouTube Channel