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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: NMP-02-2015 | Award Amount: 8.65M | Year: 2016

Wear and corrosion of materials causes losses of 3-4% of GDP in developed countries and billions of Euros are spent annually on capital replacement and control methods for wear and corrosion infrastructure. As a result many important industries are dependent on surface engineering of protective coatings, making it one of the main critical technologies underpinning the competitiveness of EU industry. There are 2 main techniques that dominate the protective coatings sector: hard chromium (HC) plating and thermal spray (TS). However, HC plating faces a series of issues with most important the extremely negative health and environmental impact leading to the EC restriction of this method for using Cr\6 by the end of 2017. Similarly, recent toxicity studies concerning Co-WC cermet applied by TP have revealed that Co-WC particles are toxic in a dose/time-dependent manner. Consequently, there is the necessity of finding new, less hazardous methods and materials exhibiting the same or better performance compared to existing ones. The PROCETS project will took advantage of the use of nano-particles for production of composite coatings with superior properties compared to those of HC produced by electroplating or to Co-WC produced by TS. These novel nano-particles will be incorporated into existing production lines after appropriate modifications. The new procedures will be easily transferred by minor adaption to the present electroplating and TS facilities, and will combine flexibility and mass customization abilities, restrict environmental and health hazards and finally be available at acceptable cost. Thus, PROCETS main target is to deliver protective coatings covering a wide range of applications such as automotive, aerospace, metal-working, oil and gas and cutting tools industries via thermal spray and electroplating methods by utilizing more environmental friendly materials, compared to the currently used.


Patent
Husqvarna | Date: 2016-06-22

A concrete cutting assembly (106) is provided having a motor on a support, the motor configured to be driven by a power source and having an output drive. A drive assembly (112) is supported relative to the motor and has a drive input coupled to the output drive, and the drive assembly (112) further has an assembly drive output. An interface is provided on the drive assembly (112) configured to support a cutting blade so as to be driven by the assembly drive output and configured to support a chain saw assembly from the same interface when the cutting blade is removed and the chain saw assembly is driven by the same assembly drive output.


Patent
Husqvarna | Date: 2016-12-14

A lawn mower comprising a handle assembly (60) for guiding operation of the lawn mower (10), an operator bail (70) which is pivotably connected to the handle assembly (60) and a bail stop (72). When the bail stop (72) is arranged in a locked position it prevents the operator bail (70) to be moved towards the handle assembly (60).


An electric starter for an internal combustion engine of a lawnmower comprises a housing (2) defining an aperture at one end and leading to a hollow interior of the housing (2); a switch (1) connectable to a starter motor of the internal combustion engine; a push-button actuator (3) for actuating the switch (1), which is mounted within the housing (2) and comprises a body portion (3a) and an actuator portion (3b), the actuator portion (3b) being reciprocally mounted within the body portion (3a), and the actuator portion (3b) being in alignment with the aperture; a spring for biasing the actuator portion (3b) towards the aperture; and a removable operating element (4) for operating the push-button actuator (3) responsive to movement of the removable operating element (4) linearly in the aperture from a first position to a second position, wherein the removable operating element (4) is reciprocally mounted within the housing (2) and comprises a head portion (4a) and a shaft (4b), the head portion (4a) being closer to the body portion (3a) of the push-button actuator (3) in the second position than in the first position, wherein the removable operating element (4) is configured to move from the first position to the second position responsive to application of pressure on the head portion (4a) of the removable operating element (4) to thereby actuate the switch (1), and to move from the second position to the first position under force of the spring when the application of pressure is relaxed, and the shaft (4b) comprising a projection (4c) extending away from the shaft (4b), and the aperture being formed with a recessed portion (2c) to complement the projection (4c) of the shaft (4b).


A riding lawn care vehicle may include a steering assembly and an indicator system may be incorporated into a portion of the steering assembly. The steering assembly, which may be, for example, a steering lever on a zero-turn vehicle, is coupled to a mechanism to move at least one wheel, and the indicator system may includes at least one illuminating element and/or display device that is configured to visually communicate information to an operator in response to detection of a predetermined trigger or condition occurring.


Patent
Husqvarna | Date: 2016-01-13

A tile or masonry saw assembly (100/200) may include a saw (110/210), a frame (120/220), and a workpiece support (126). The saw (110/210) includes a motor (112/212) operable to turn a blade assembly (114/214) to cut a workpiece. The frame (120/220) is operably coupled to the saw (110/210) to enable the saw (110/210) to be moved along the frame (120/220) in a first direction. The workpiece support (126) is operably coupled to the frame (120/220) to support the workpiece relative to the saw (110/210), and to allow the workpiece support (126) to be moved along the frame (120/220). The saw assembly (100/200) further includes a movement assembly (300) via which both movement of the workpiece support (126) and movement of the saw (110/210) relative to the frame (120/220) is accomplished, such that a movement of the work piece support (126) along the frame (120/220) in a second direction is enabled to cause the saw (110/220) to move along the frame (120/220) in the first direction which is opposite the second direction.


Patent
Husqvarna | Date: 2016-01-19

The present invention relates to a laying machine for laying at least one flexible casing or tube, cable or wire including: a blade arrangement for making a trench in the ground, a consolidation and laying means being arranged behind the blade arrangement, for clearing and safe-guarding the trench from collapsing while laying at least one flexible casing or tube, cable or wire into the trench. A blade assembly comprising compartments for cooling fluid and air.


Patent
Husqvarna | Date: 2016-08-03

A lawn mower (10) may include a blade housing (16) configured to house at least one blade, an engine (18) supported at least in part by the blade housing to selectively rotate the at least one blade, a handle assembly comprising at least one handle member (40) for guiding operation of the lawn mower by an operator walking substantially behind the lawn mower, and a handle height adjustment assembly. The handle height adjustment assembly enables the handle member (40) to be fixed in at least a first operating position (60) or a second operating position (62) each of which defines different handle heights for the handle member responsive to the handle height adjustment assembly being in a locked state, and enables the handle member (40) to be rotated between the first operating position (60), the second operating position (62), and a folded position (64) responsive to the handle height adjustment assembly being in an unlocked state.


A tile or masonry saw assembly (100/200) may include a saw (110/210) and a frame (120/220). The saw (110/210) includes a motor (112/212) operable to turn a blade (158) of a blade assembly (114/214) to cut a workpiece. The blade assembly (114/214) is internally wetted during operation by nozzles (164) disposed on opposing sides of the blade (158) to provide water onto the blade (158) within a blade guard (150) configured to shield a portion of the blade (158). The frame (120/220) is operably coupled to the saw (110/210) to support the workpiece. The frame (120/220) supports a water collecting system (121/221) for collecting the water. The water collecting system (121/221) includes a water tank (124) that is removable from the frame (120/220).


Patent
Husqvarna | Date: 2016-01-29

A riding lawn mower is provided with an electrical system. The electrical system includes a control module, transceiver modules, and a wiring system. The control module allows for programmably controlling electrical operations of the riding lawn mower. The transceiver modules are operably connected with respective devices of the riding lawn mower so as to communicate data between the respective devices and the control module. The wiring system comprising wires that electrically connect the transceiver modules with the control module/The wiring system includes a power wire that provide electrical power to the transceiver modules from the battery; and a data bus comprising a data wire that transmits data between the control module and the transceiver modules.

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