Project: Breakthrough Water Spray System For Front Loading Washing Machines

Acronym: 
SPRAY
Runtime: 
01.09.2012 to 31.08.2014
Status: 
completed project
Programme: 
CIP Programme
Approved by
Coordinator
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The project will deliver to the market the technical and economical solution of the SPRAY technology for a consistent water reduction in household appliance.

The principle of the SPRAY technology is to use the water much more effective than compared to standard application, without compromising main performance attributes. A hydraulic system is providing water directly to the laundry by the help of specially developed high efficiency 3D nozzle.

A key deliverable of the project is to confirm and set up the best production process for the proposed solution, in terms of performances, resources utilization, environmental impacts. Resource and Engineering for the proposed technologies has been completed and partly implemented. Currently R&D is finalizing the development of the hardware and the correct software to control the spray process adapted to load sizes, fiber types and other potential settings and usages. In parallel the Technology will be implemented crossover the model range of 60x60 washers.

PROJECT GOALS:

The Overall Objectives of the project are:

• To demonstrate to the market the technical and economical feasibility of the application of the SPRAY technology for a consistent water reduction in household appliances;
• To confirm and set up the best production process for the solution proposed, in terms of performances, energy consumption, resources utilization, environmental impacts;
• To ensure the most effective introduction of the innovative SPRAY solution into the target markets, through the development of a complete business plan, exploitation and dissemination activity.
• the commercialization of the innovative SPRAY system as water saver technology;
• series production monitoring and optimization;
• market replication of the novel eco-innovative solution;
• full dissemination of project’s results towards increased awareness on water savings solution on the home appliance sector.
The SPRAY project will demonstrate the feasibility of a new system based on an innovative water inlet, which allows to directly spray fresh water into the center of the laundry. A second water path, as today conventional washer have, still provides a means to enter the detergent into the wash [...]

Organisations and people involved in this project.

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WHIRLPOOL R&D SRL

Field: Scientific research and development, Engineering (Italy)

Role in project: Project Coordination

Contact person: Mrs. MONTICELLI Enrica

Website: http://www.spray-project.eu/

Phone: +39-0332757649

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BAUKNECHT HAUSGERATE GMBH

(Germany)

Contact person: SCHUSTER Rainer

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PASELL SRL

(Italy)

Contact person: ARMITRANO Salvatore

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SEEBER + PARTNER GMBH

(Germany)

Contact person: FISCHER Thomas

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