KEB as a partner in the it’s OWL Leading Edge Cluster

Intelligent Technical Systems - OstWestfalenLippe

With the Leading Edge Cluster Competition, the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) supports top-performing business and science networks. The it’s OWL Leading Edge Cluster is one of a total of 15 Leading Edge Clusters in Germany. Across 47 projects with a total volume of around 100 million Euros, OWL companies, in cooperation with regional universities and research institutes, are developing new intelligent products and production systems.

The KEB ImWR project (modular electric drive system for ancillary units) is being carried out in cooperation with the Institute for industrial information technology (inIT) and the Institute Future Energy (iFE) of the University of Ostwestfalen-Lippe in Lemgo and also the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Design Technology (IEM).

KEB - ImWR: Development of the modular inverter System aimed at the design of a high-voltage drive inverter system for the electrification of auxiliary units in mobile machinery and vehicles.

The component elements of the ImWR are an inverter module in the performance gradings 7.5, 15 and 30 kW for up to 6 electric motors, plus a freely-programmable control unit for individual implementation of system properties. Particular requirements in this respect are high mechanical and thermal properties, ambient conditions, EMC, operating safety and service life in the automotive sector.

Results from the Cluster cross-over "Intelligent networking" project are incorporated into the implementation of methods for automatic configuration of communication networks. This enables new equipment and its configuration to be identified dynamically and incorporated into the existing network.

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Results from the Cluster cross-over "Intelligent networking" project are incorporated into the implementation of methods for automatic configuration of communication networks. This enables new equipment and its configuration to be identified dynamically and incorporated into the existing network.

Project partner HS-OWL inIT: Intelligent networking of modular invertersand aligned with the inverter system. This provides the basis for the construction of a communications architecture for intelligent networking of the vehicle and simple commissioning, operation and diagnostics.

The operational safety of the inverter system in a customized system configuration with effects on adjacent components of the vehicle topology - all modelled with extensive simulations - is handled by the

Project partner - the IFE (Institute for Energy Research): Guaranteeing the configuration capability of the modular system by experimental evaluation of the functional model and validation and evaluation of preliminary theory work on an ImWR demonstrator.

The emphasis of the design of all tests in later production phases is supported by the    Project partner Fraunhofer IEM: Analysis of requirements according to Systems Engineering Methods for a ImWR test system whereby all the necessary test cases are identified and presented as a test concept.

This includes the requisite test resources, test system requirements and test criteria for automotive use.

The key project aim is the integration of intelligent electrical drives into a new generation of mobile machines and commercial vehicles. Electrification enables demand-driven control, improves energy efficiency and hence makes a major contribution to an improved harmful substance balance and a reduction in noise emissions.

Project timeline: 01 July 2014 - 30 June 2017

This innovation project is promoted with the resources of the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) within the framework of the Leading Edge Cluster "Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe - it’s OWL" and is supervised by the project sponsor Karlsruhe (PTKA).

 

 

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