Smart Harvesting Area

The aim of the project was to create a solution for the disposal and recycling of plastic bottles which provides for an incentive for users, based on the reuse of plastic for the creation of 3D printed objects. In practice, the bottles conferred by citizens are "processed" until obtaining a filament suitable for feeding a 3D printer, which can print objects, selected by users through a mobile APP. The possibility of printing is based on a reward management of the contributions, which allows user to accumulate points; the types of objects that can be created by 3d printing are linked to the score acquired. The project included a plastic processing line made up of various components:

  • Shredder/granulator: to transform bottles into plastic granules
  • Scale: for the weight of each contribution, so as to be able to assign the score to the user
  • Extruder: to generate the plastic filament
  • Spooler: for collecting the filament
  • 3D printer: which uses filament to make objects

All these devices are powered by the use of a photovoltaic system with an accumulation system, so as to make the solution as autonomous as possible from the electricity grid.
The result of the activity was to realize a prototype of the solution capable of demonstrating the technological feasibility of the same and to allow subsequent engineering for production purposes.
The project was carried out within the Bando Tech Fast Lombardia for the strengthening of research, development and innovation. Neosystems obtained financial support from the participation in the aforementioned tender for an amount equal to 50% of the project budget.

Project: plastic recycling in the circular economy

Applications: smart city

Developments: HW, FW and SW for the control of the processing line and for the provision of the service to the end users

Automotive IoT

During the cooperation with its partner STE Industries, NeoSystems developed some automotive IoT projects, mainly based on the Ste Industries' Micro.sp© proprietary very low power radio communication technology. NeoSystems activities were addressed to HW and SW development for sensors and for receivers, interfaced with on-board telematics devices or directly to cloud platforms (2G/3G communication). For these actovities furthermore NeoSystems managed event the project management and the remote software platforms integration aspects (protocols, data structure, data security): : Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, GEOTAB myGEOTAB.

Projects: sensors and on-board telematics

Applications: automotive IoT

Developments: HW and FW for sensors and on-board telematics

Protocols: Micro.sp©, 2G/3G, CAN J1939

Smart fan controller

A smart fan controller was develope by NeoSystems cooperating with its partner Sge-Syscom. The developed product is the first of a suite of solutions conceived to regulate DC Fans rotation speed in automatic or real time command way. The rotation speed is automatically adjusted based on temperature value and configurable temperature interval. The main target is to activate energy saving mechanism and at the same time to enable ‘smart’ connectivity options based on proprietary or standard communication protocol (e.g. LIN)

Projects: smart fan controller

Applications: refrigerator showcases, industrial chassis and/or control cabinet, any possible machine whose fans rotation speed to be made more effective based on external condition variation

Developments: sensors, hardware, control firmware

Submarine optical amplifiers

Based on the high competences related to the development of submarine optical amplifiers, acquired during previous professional experiences, NeoSystems cooperates with multiple companies on the development of such amplifiers.
In details NeoSystems is responsible for the development of the electronic components for the amplifiers' lasers control.
These are very high technological level solutions, related to a specific market sector, that in the last years had an important growth due to the continuous bandwith requests associated to the exponential internet accesses increase, mainly caused to the social networks usage explosion.

PADTEC submarine optical amplifier: electronic development for the control on laser power and protection. Branching Unit electonic development (patented solution)

IPG Photonics submarine optical amplifier: electronic development for the control on laser power and protection. Project characterised by high fiber count, 12 fiber pairs. The project includes the electronic required for the remote supervision from the ground terminal.