PROGRAM MANAGER: Jonathan Jakischa
Supply Agreement, To Be Negotiated
Phase 1 – Identification of partners: Late 2017 Phase 2 – Evaluation of proposed technology: Q1 2018 Phase 3 – Industrial implementation Q2/Q3 2018
THIS IS A FAST-TRACK PROJECT. NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE OFFERED.
All financials to be negotiated
SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK:
NineSigma, representing a global consumer product manufacturer, invites proposals for technologies that permit rapid, non-contact separation, orientation, and delivery of silicone gaskets to the pockets of a rotating drum.
NineSigma’s client utilizes a silicone gasket in its products. These gaskets are sticky, statically charged & susceptible to deformation. Additionally, the o-ring has a central channel which necessitates preferential orientation. Please see the schematic below for gasket dimensions
In order to make use of the gasket, bags of 500 gaskets are added to a hopper for separation and manual orientation. These o-rings are prone to sticking to the walls of the hopper and each other. From the hopper, the rings proceed along a short conveyer to the rotating turret for insertion.
While NineSigma’s client is primarily interested in comprehensive technologies to separate, orient and transfer the o-rings to the drum, partial solutions focused on a single aspect of the process are still welcome.
THIS IS A FAST-TRACK PROJECT. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RESPONDING, PLEASE DO SO PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE. NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE OFFERED.
Anticipated Project Phases or Project Plan
Criteria for Moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2
Client will consider for advancement an approach that meets performance criteria with acceptable economics and pathway to commercialization.
Commercialized technology is of most interest, however earlier stage technology will be considered provided that a clear path and acceptable timetable to commercialization exist.
Technologies that provide the full functionality are of greatest interest.
The successful technology must:
NineSigma’s client is open to all technological approaches capable of delivering the desired performance.
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APPROPRIATE RESPONSES TO THIS REQUEST
Responses from companies (small to large), academic researchers, other research institutes, consultants, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, or inventors are welcome. For example:
You represent a company or university that has demonstrated a proof of concept.
You represent a company or university that has reduced method to practice at lab scale.
You represent a company or university that has developed a method for use at pilot scale.
You represent a company or university that has demonstrated a method ready for implementation at industrial scale.
You represent a university research department that has a bench-scale demonstration ready to adapt.
You represent a university research department that has an undeveloped pathway with a high probability of success.