As technology & service provider to the Competence Center BI-REX (Big Data Innovation & Research EXcellence), DVP Vacuum Technology provides expertise and equipment in the Pilot Plant for the implementation of technology & industrial digital development projects.

BI-REX is one of the 8 Italian Competence Centers funded by the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development, within the Industry 4.0 National Plan. Born in 2018 to assist companies, especially SMEs, in the adoption of enabling technologies, BI-REX is a public-private Consortium and sees the involvement of 56 actors including Universities, Research Centers and Companies from different sectors.

Among the services offered, the BI-REX Pilot Plant replicates a complete production system available to large and medium-small companies for innovation, “Test Before Invest” activities and training. Located in the BI-REX headquarters in Bologna, the plant is an example of a Smart Factory where traditional technologies are integrated with the innovative ones of Industry 4.0, with the aim of anticipating digital transformation processes and increasing the added value of the company’s products.

Thanks to DVP LAB, our Research & Innovation laboratory, always involved in interacting with industrial partners and Universities to develop innovative scenarios in the Vacuum Pumps sector, we are engaged in supporting the technological innovation of companies. In particular, we provide the following services to the BI-REX Pilot Plant:

  • Certified test bench for air positive displacement pumps (flow rate, pressure, temperature, electrical parameters)
  • FDM 3D printing. Printing area: 200 x 250 x 200 mm. Available materials: PLA – Nylon
  • Certified instruments: TSI Dustrack II photometer for environmental concentration measurements and Spectra Apollo Light 4-channel vibro-acoustic meter
  • Certified low pressure test bench (up to 10-7 mbar abs)
  • Certified DEA Mistral CMM for high precision measurements.