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innovative yoke for Power Take-Off SAFEty

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "PTO-SAFE" data sheet

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Organization address
address: VIA CHE GUEVARA 38
postcode: 42045
website: n.a.

contact info
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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.5. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Advanced manufacturing and processing)
2. H2020-EU.2.1.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Advanced materials)
3. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
4. H2020-EU.2.1.2. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Nanotechnologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-11-01   to  2017-03-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    BINACCHI SRL IT (LUZZARA RE) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

Located in Reggio Emilia, Italy, our company, BINACCHI Srl, is specialized in production of transmissions and components for agricultural and construction machinery; our core business being the drive shaft. Since its establishment in 1975, our company has evolved from a 500m2 turning lathe factory with 10 employees to one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of Power Take-Off (PTO) drive shafts (6,000m2 facilities, €9.4 million revenues for 54 employees).

In the manufacturing world where the competition with the low-cost countries is particularly strong, our philosophy has always been to focus on continuous investment in Research & Development and to commit to quality and customer services. With exports representing 50% of our revenues, we pride ourselves in being very reactive to our customers and the market, which are growing more demanding day by day.

Widely used in particular in agriculture, the PTO drive shaft is an efficient means of transferring mechanical power between tractors and implements. However, it is also one of the oldest and most persistent hazards associated with farm machinery. Listening to the concerns and feedback of our customers (e.g. Rotomec, Noyfar, GENFITT or Dragatsis B. Gorge) on reliability and safety, we have been working on a new yoke, key component of the PTO shaft: by integrating our new and innovative yoke design into our drive shaft, not only the safety of the operator is significantly improved, but it also further increase the possible use of the PTO (versatility).

This project, called PTO-SAFE, aims at integrating our developments on our PTO yoke and associated drive shaft for commercialization, achieving a long-term profitability for our company: increase of sales by 25-29%, leading to an additional €2.75 million of turnover by 2023.

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