The A-PROMISE project

A-PROMISE is a project co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (POR FESR 2014-2020, Azione 1.1.5 sub-azione a1, bando 1 «Progetti Strategici di ricerca e sviluppo» – CUP 3647.04032020.157000012).

Prensilia is part of the A-PROMISE project. The “Automazione dei PROcessi ManufatturierI delle Sonde Ecografiche (A-PROMISE)” project is a POR-FESR regional co-funded project focused on the transition to Industry 4.0 in the manufacturing process of ultrasound probes for medical imaging. The coordinator of the project is Esaote, a company that is operating for long time in the ultrasound sector.

The probe sensor, the heart of every ultrasound apparatus, is the subject of complex technological solutions based on disciplines of various kinds. The search for solutions that meet specific performance and financial requirements is one of the most delicate aspects in setting up an ultrasound system.

The idea of the project is to develop the technological knowledge necessary to obtain an improvement in the quality of processing, towards automation solutions for the ultrasound probe production cycle that ensure high precision, reliability and programmability.

A-PROMISE consortium

  • ESAOTE S.p.A.
  • Fabrica Machinale srl
  • Prensilia S.r.l.
  • Apteon s.r.l.
  • Seacom srl
  • University of Pisa – Dep. of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry
  • University of Florence – Dep. of Industrial Engeneering

A-PROMISE in figures

  • Starting date: January 4th, 2021
  • Duration: 24 motnhs
  • Co-financing: ~850k EUR