NSFR (National Strategic Reference Frameworks)

Carfi presented in 16/01/2009 an application to NSRF, for the Incentive System – Investigation and Technological Development, with the number 5468, in the context of “Compete – Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade”, according to the Regulation of the System of Incentives for Innovation, approved in 25/05/2009. The concession of the incentives contract was signed in 23/09/2009.

• Description
Creation/Conception of development of two innovative products, of a high technological base using R&D.

• Goals
Creation (conception and development), production and launch into international markets of two innovating products, the “Automatic industrial maintenance equipment” and the “Electronic cannon”, of a high technological base using an internal Carfi R&D team and with IPL- Polytechnic Institute of Leiria’s investigation support.

• Incentive systems/support measures.
Application to NSRF for the Incentive System – Investigation and Technologic Development

• Investment and support amounts:
Eligible investment amount: 471 708,00 EUR
Support: non reimbursed incentive: 340 467,01 EUR

• Deadline
The deadline for this investment was 31st December 2011, which was fulfilled, leading to the project closure.

With the project closure and as Decision of Closing May 6th, 2015, the Eligible Expenses Certified was of 439 357,95 EUR or 93.14% of the total approved eligible expenditure, having been discharged a non refundable incentive of 288 620,71 EUR.

Automatic lubricator

The automatic lubricator is a device for lubricating industrial equipment, which provides periodic injections of lubricating fluid (grease or oil), according to a periodicity programmed in a rotating selector, with a graduated scale from 1 to 12 months. This system allows precise adjustment of the equipment’s lubrication level, extending the equipment’s useful life, and eliminating the need for manual lubrication, which is often exaggerated or insufficient This system allows precise adjustment of the equipment’s lubrication level, extending the equipment’s useful life, and eliminating the need for manual lubrication, which is often exaggerated or insufficient.

• Maximum outlet pressure: 10 bar;

• 125ml and 250ml refills;

• Dosing frequency from 1 to 12 months;

• Constant dosing mode;

• Electronic measurement of the pressure exerted, to detect obstructions in the lubrication channel;

• Measurement of the operating temperature to determine if the lubricating fluid is solidified;

• 2 AA batteries;

• Autonomy for 12 months.

Electronic Cylinder

The electronic cylinder is a device for placing on door locks with a European profile cylinder, which replaces the traditional key cylinder with an electronic access system using the numeric keypad, which guarantees greater convenience of use and high levels of security.

• From 2 to 8 digit codes;

• 50 Access codes;

• 1 Administrator code, which manages all other codes;

• 1 Temporary user code;

• Double lock function, which inhibits entry to all users except the administrator ;

• Vandalism alarm;

• Emergency connector for 9V battery, if the main batteries are flat;

• Uses 4 AA batteries;

• Autonomy 40 000 openings or up to 3 years.

A CARFI, S.A. apresentou em 29/05/2009 uma Candidatura ao QREN, com o nº 7643, no âmbito do Compete – Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade, no âmbito do Regulamento do Sistema de Incentivos à Inovação, que foi aprovada em 21/09/2009. The concession of the incentives contract was signed in 30/06/2010.

This project started with the need to boost, modernize and innovate the industry in order to improve productivity and competitiveness, with the goal to increase the sales volume for external markets.

It was applied a total investment of 357 536,65 EUR, with an Eligible Investment of 351 536,65 EUR and a reimbursement from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of 193 345,16 EUR Refundable Incentive.

Deadline for these investments was December 31 st, 2011 , that was fulfilled leading to the investment closure.

The post-project year was 2014 and the PF annexes of the project closure were presented. The decision on the merits is awaited.

CARFI, S.A. presented in 21/01/2011 an application to NSRF, with the number 17529, in the context of “Compete – Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade”, according to the Regulation of the System of Incentives for Innovation, approved in 19/07/2011. The concession of the incentives contract was signed in 15/09/2011.

This project started with the need to boost, modernize and innovate the industry in order to improve productivity and competitiveness, with the goal to increase the sales volume for external markets.

It was applied a total investment of 1 143 027,03 EUR, with an Eligible Investment of 1 130 527,03 EUR and a reimbursement from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of 621 789,87 EUR Refundable Incentive.

The deadline for this investment was December 31, 2012, but an extension was requested and approved for September 30, 2013.

Further extension was requested and approved until December 31st, 2013. Deadline was fulfilled, wherefore project was closed on this date.

The post-project year was 2016 and the PF annexes of the project closure were presented The decision on the merits is awaited.

On the 8 of April 2020, the Closing Decision was verified, in which the attribution of an Achievement Prize of 172 249,15 EUR was communicated.

Bike Box

Bike Box is an innovative luggage system for touring bikes. Bike Box can be installed in any traditional bicycle. Thanks to its size, you can carry small to medium sized objects such as, laptops, tables, mobile phones, clothes, groceries, etc
More than a simple luggage carrier, Bike Box has a built-in electronic locking system activated by RFID. This innovative lock ensures the access to the interior of Bike Box, only to the person with an authorized RFID card. The full system is totally charged by a simple bicycle dynamo.
Besides this security system, you will also be able to charge the batteries of small electronic equipments such as, cell phones, tables, photographic cameras, etc All the required power will come from you in each pedal stroke.

Specifications

Large storage: allows you to carry small to medium sized objects
Airtight lock: weather-resistant, will allow you to carry objects with weather conditions
Electronic lock: ensures the safety of the objects inside Bike Box
USB charger: provides energy to small electronic equipments
Standard connection: connect Bike Box to any bicycle dynamo

CARFI S.A. presented in 26/04/2012 an application to NSRF, with the number 27007, in the context of “Compete – Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade”, according to the Regulation of the System of Incentives for Innovation, approved in 15/10/2012. The concession of the incentives contract was signed in 12/11/2012.

This project started with the need to boost, modernize and innovate the industry in order to improve productivity and competitiveness, with the goal to increase the sales volume for external markets.

It was applied a total investment of 1 372 515,27 EUR, with an Eligible Investment of 1 359 880,27 EUR and a reimbursement from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of 747 934,15 EUR Refundable Incentive.

Deadline for these investments was April 30 th, 2014. Further extension was requested and approved until September 30th, 2014. Deadline was fulfilled leading to the investment closure.

The post-project year was 2017 and the PF annexes of the project closure were presented. The decision on the merits is awaited.

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