Companies and research institutes worked together to create new market-ready products, technologies and applications in a total of 33 innovation projects. In the process, they made use of the new technologies and methods developed in cross-sectional projects. The innovation projects were divided into three categories: subsystems, systems and networked systems.
Subsystems form the basis of an intelligent technical system, and consist of four units: the underlying mechanical system, sensor technology, actuator technology and information processing technology. Examples include intelligent sensors, drives or automation components.
Systems comprise a number of interrelated subsystems. Examples include intelligent production machinery, household appliances or even ATMs.
Networked systems consist of multiple intercommunicating systems that may be in different geographical locations. Examples include self-optimising production units, industrial laundries or networked currency circuits.
Below you can find a detailed description of chosen innovation projects. A complete overview can be found here [in German].
Scientific Automation Platform
Sustainable production thanks to intelligent automation technology
Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Automation for adaptable production technology
Manufacturing different products with flexible machinery
Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
Intelligent heat transfer for efficient electric vehicles
Sustainable electric mobility
Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
Environment detection system for harvesting machinery
Efficient and safe harvesting
Claas Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
Intelligent early warning system for hazardous material storage areas
Safely storing and monitoring hazardous materials
Intelligent machine tools for individualised production
More marketability at the push of a button
DMG MORI AG
Optimal refining of foodstuffs
GEA Westfalia Separator GmbH
Energy management in smart grids
Intelligent household appliances for intelligent electrical grids
Miele & Cie. KG
Extending the range of electric vehicles
Long range electric drive without compromising comfort
Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.