The new hub strengthens the relationship between Eriez and Cardiff University.


February 14, 2024

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Eriez new R&D hub at Cardiff University
The relationship of the University and Eriez has a strong background.Image courtesy of Eriez

Eriez announces the inauguration of its cutting-edge Research and Development hub, Eriez at sbarc, located at Cardiff University in Wales. This strategic partnership with Cardiff Innovations underscores its dedication to fostering innovation and expanding its Research and Development initiatives. Eriez’ Wales-based R&D team now operate primarily from this new, state-of-the-art facility.


"The fusion of the technical prowess of the University with Eriez' industry expertise led to significant advancements in signal processing and electronic design for our new metal detectors.," said Gareth Meese, managing director of Eriez-Europe. He emphasizes that the collaborative partnership with Cardiff University provides Eriez with streamlined access to support and a seamless communication pipeline. 

Eriez and Cardiff University have worked together for some time. Eriez joined the advisory board for the university’s Magnetic Materials & Applications (MAGMA) research centre, and the relationship progressed into a successful Engineering and Knowledge Transfer Partnership (eKTP) from 2019 to 2022. The result of this effort is a groundbreaking new series of metal detectors from Eriez that are scheduled to launch in early 2024.

In addition, Eriez has privately funded a project with the University's School of Engineering, focusing on enhancing the performance and reliability of metal detector coils. As of 2024, Eriez continues its partnership with Cardiff University on an Artificial Intelligence feasibility study, supported by InnovateUK, exploring AI techniques in metal detection for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Eriez is also actively involved in supporting an Accelerated Knowledge Transfer (AKT) initiative, investigating, and developing AI applications within metal detection and other related fields, according to Chris Dyer, R&D engineer, Eriez-Europe.


Mike Mankosa, Eriez executive vice president of Global Technology said that working with Cardiff University has enabled the company to tap into unparalleled technical expertise, enhancing its products and exploring new technologies without the typical hurdles associated with upfront investments. "Joining forces with Cardiff University has been instrumental in driving innovation at Eriez, positioning us at the forefront of cutting-edge research and development and propelling our global technological leadership," he said.

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