Eriez Strengthens its Capabilities with Cardiff University Collaboration

Eriez has announced the inauguration of its Research and Development hub, Eriez at sbarc, located at Cardiff University in Wales.

According to the company, this strategic partnership with Cardiff Innovations would underscore its dedication to fostering innovation and expanding its research and development initiatives. In the meantime, Eriez’ Wales-based R&D team operates primarily from this new, state-of-the-art facility.

The provider of separation technologies began working with Cardiff University when Eriez joined the advisory board for the university’s Magnetic Materials & Applications (MAGMA) research center. “The relationship progressed into a successful Engineering and Knowledge Transfer Partnership (eKTP) from 2019 to 2022,” the company pointed out. “The result of this effort is a groundbreaking new series of metal detectors from Eriez, which are scheduled to launch in early 2024.”

Further initiatives
Gareth Meese, Managing Director of Eriez-Europe, emphasized the success of the eKTP: “The fusion of the technical prowess of the University with Eriez’ industry expertise led to significant advancements in signal processing and electronic design for our new metal detectors.” The collaborative partnership with Cardiff University would provide Eriez with streamlined access to support a seamless communication pipeline. In addition to these achievements, Eriez has privately funded a project with the Cardiff University School of Engineering, focusing on enhancing the performance and reliability of metal detector coils.

As of 2024, Eriez continues its partnership with Cardiff University on an Artificial Intelligence (AI) feasibility study, supported by InnovateUK, exploring AI techniques in metal detection for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Eriez is also actively involved in supporting an Accelerated Knowledge Transfer (AKT) initiative, investigating and developing AI applications within metal detection and other related fields, per the statement of Chris Dyer, Research and Development Engineer, Eriez-Europe.,

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 1/2024, Page 18)