Smart Mobile Modules
The revolutionary idea of the CarE-Service project consists in making disassembly, testing and certification processes and the related technologies movable and usable on-demand. Indeed, robot and equipment will be transported in two separated containers, the “Smart Movable Modules (SMMs)” to various dismantlers’ locations based on-demand enabling sustainable access to novel technologies.
1st SMM will be disassemble high value-added parts (battery, techno polymer and metal parts).
In order to increase flexibility, the two modules can operate together, allowing a full sequential disassembly and certification process, or separately.
SMMs will be smart. By interacting with sensors dispersed in vehicles and in their components, they will retrieve data on the use conditions of post-use vehicles in order to plan and optimize the disassembly and testing processes, as well as to support customers quality reward programs.
In addition, they will be connected in the cloud with the CarE-Service platform, that will showcase the availability of disassembled and tested parts for reuse or further remanufacturing/recycling processes.
Thanks to the SMMs, investments in fixed installations that risk to remain unsaturated due to the low volumes of post-use E&HEVs in the transition phase from fuel to E&HEVs, will be avoided. At the operation place, disassembly and testing/certification technologies will be easily unloaded to create smart on-site disassembly and testing environments, integrated with the local infrastructure (i.e. lift cranes).