ThingWave winner of ABI pitch contest

Submitted by punyal on Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:51

The ThingWave's Industrial IoT rockbolt won the ABI pitch contests.

"We make the bolts smart. We have received a good response from the industry, and now we are ready to do little larger installations", says CEO Jens Eliasson.

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ThingWave is collaborating with the Boliden, Ericsson and Luleå University of Technology in the PIMM project

Submitted by punyal on Fri, 09/15/2017 - 06:38

ThingWave is collaborating with the Boliden, Ericsson and Luleå University of Technology in the PIMM project to test the next generation of smart rock reinforcements. ThingWave's Smart rock bolt monitoring system has been installed in 400 m. depth in the Kankberg mine. The use of Ericsson's 5G infrastructure enables individual rock bolts to be monitored in real-time continuously. Any deviation in tunnel deformations is detected and alarms are generated within minutes.


Two research teams win SEK 400,000 each for innovation ideas

Submitted by punyal on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 01:30

Two research teams at Luleå University of Technology has won SEK 400 000 each on a pitch contest for innovation in the mining industry – the ideas were the smart mining bolt ThingWave and the eco-lubricant SustainaLube.

– Our product had a strong connection to the program call that was about investigating new technologies for application in the mining industry, and we were at the right level. It feels great to win this contest, it will be our second pitch win in a row now, says Jens Eliasson, Associate Professor of Industrial Electronics.

Previously, the group won the prestigious contest IPSO Challenge in the United States. The company ThingWave has developed a system that can lead to greater safety in mining. The mining bolt has a transmitter that monitors and displays certain errors, with the help of Internet of Things, for example, if the bolt is about to release. The team consists of five people who are researchers and entrepreneurs from Luleå.

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IPSO Alliance names the Smart Rock bolt $10,000 winner of the 2015 Challenge

Submitted by punyal on Tue, 12/08/2015 - 01:20
IPSO Challenge Winners

The IPSO Alliance presents the $10,000 Grand Prize winners of IPSO CHALLENGE 2015, “The Smart Rock Bolt”, developed by Luleå University of Technology and Eistec AB. (Team representatives Joakim Nohlgård, Pablo Puñal Pereira, Claudia Nohlgård, and Jens Eliasson pictured with Nicholas Ashworth, CHALLENGE co-chairman.) “This recognition is a tremendous honor and will support development of our next generation prototype as we work to transform a traditional and global industry,” said Jens Eliasson of Luleå University of Technology

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