Role in VOLTCAR:
Project coordinator, design process sustainability assessments, critical raw material magnet circularity, prototype experimental validation.VISIT PARTNER WEBSITE
Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
VTT is one of Europe’s leading research institutions. We are owned by the Finnish state. We advance the utilization and commercialization of research and technology in commerce and society. Through scientific and technological means, we turn large global challenges into sustainable growth for businesses and society. We bring together people, business, science and technology to solve the biggest challenges of our time. This is how we create sustainable growth, jobs and wellbeing and bring exponential hope.
Role in VOLTCAR:
System integrator, motor assembly, rotor manufacturing, inverter integration, and EMC tests.VISIT PARTNER WEBSITE
Danfoss Mobile Electrification Ltd (DAN)
Danfoss Editron is changing the way the world moves with electric and hybrid powertrain systems for heavy-duty and commercial vehicles and machines, on both land and sea. The company designs, manufactures and delivers the world’s most sophisticated hybrid and fully-electric drivetrains for the marine, off-highway and on-highway sectors. The EDITRON system has been designed from the ground up to ensure maximum efficiencies at real-world load speeds.
This software-based approach allows for more intelligent management of power distribution, delivering superior performance for heavy-duty applications in even the most demanding situations. Danfoss Editron’s fully-electric and hybrid systems lower fuel and energy consumption, reduce carbon dioxide and small particle emissions and can be easily integrated into various types of machine.
Role in VOLTCAR:
Design-to-X of the rotor, stator and cooling (electromagnetic, structural, and thermal).VISIT PARTNER WEBSITE
Lappeenrannan-Lahden Teknillinen Yliopisto LUT
LUT University (Lappeenranta–Lahti University of Technology LUT) is a pioneering science university in Finland, bringing together the fields of science and business since 1969. LUT is one of the top 350 universities in the world and was ranked in Times Higher Education (THE) ranking among the top 11 small universities. We are particularly well known in the fields of renewable technology, combatting climate change and finding sustainable engineering solutions. We ranked ninth in the world in climate action.
The LUT Integrated Energy Conversion Machinery (INERCOM) Research Platform supports the transition to a carbon-neutral world by creating record-breaking efficient solutions for energy conversion machinery.
INERCOM is conducting research at the core of the energy system transition from the present fossil-fuel system towards the future carbon-neutral world. In the conversion cycle from renewable electricity to power products (power-to-X) and from power products to electric and heat power (X-to-power), the main challenge is to increase the efficiency across the processes of energy conversion and storage. The platform focuses on enabling the design and manufacture of integrated energy conversion machinery having extremely high specific power, high efficiency and low raw material usage.
Role in VOLTCAR:
Development of the electrical lamination bonding process, development of the stamping process, prototype manufacturing the laminations.VISIT PARTNER WEBSITE
HIDRIA Razvoj In Proizvodnja Avtomobilskih In Industrijskih Sistemov d.o.o.
Hidria is one of the leading European and global corporations in automotive and industrial technologies. We are committed to developing innovations that improve the quality of life in terms of living comfort and green mobility. Hidria today ranks among the biggest global suppliers of electrical steel laminations for stators and rotors which form the core of modern electric motors for EV/HEV drivetrain applications.
Hidria’s product portfolio in this area includes stator and rotor stacks produced using various advanced manufacturing technologies, such as riveting (interlocking), bonding, gluing and welding technologies. Hidria’s electrical steel laminations are nowadays used modern BEV and HEV drivetrain applications as well as other applications in modern vehicles such as steering mechanisms of vehicles, their pumps, heating, cooling and air conditioning systems.
Hidria’s growth reaching above 300 million EUR in 2023 is today supported by its 1.800 dedicated employees on 7 production location worldwide and with strong research and innovation capabilities which is underscored by company’s membership in numerous research initiatives on the European level.
Role in VOLTCAR:
Digital threads, digital twins, design for circularity, E-motor Emulator.VISIT PARTNER WEBSITE
Univerza V Ljubljani (UL)
University of Ljubljana is the oldest and largest higher education and scientific research institution in Slovenia. University with its rich tradition was founded in 1919. It has approximately 40,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs approximately 6,000 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and three arts academies. The University of Ljubljana is the central and largest educational institution in Slovenia.
The University of Ljubljana has close ties with Slovenian companies and foreign enterprises. Our partners include multinational corporations and the most successful Slovenian companies. As we are fully aware of the importance of knowledge and skills in obtaining our own financial sources, we are increasingly developing our market oriented activities every year.
Role in VOLTCAR:
Magnet repurposing chains, recycled injection moulded Magnets.VISIT PARTNER WEBSITE
KOLEKTOR Mobility Upravljanje Nalozb d.o.o.
Kolektor is a global supplier that boasts a tradition of highly specialized industrial production. In our almost 60 years of experience, we have become a global provider of Mobility components and systems, we have added programs outside the automotive industry in the process of diversification and globalization and have spread to other continents.
Kolektor produces 250 million magnets per year and is one of the leading producers of permanent polymer bonded magnets based on ferrite materials and rare earths, which are an integral part of electric motors and sensors. They are primarily intended for use in the automotive industry and industrial technology. Production portfolio of Kolektor in magnetics comprises of magnets for rotors, sensors, stators and inductive components.
Role in VOLTCAR:
Within VOLTCAR, KU Leuven LMSD focuses on modelling and testing of the dynamic (noise, vibration, NVH) behaviour of the E-motor and its mechanical components. LMSD will exploit its expertise in drivetrain multi-physical modelling, including flexible multibody and contact modelling, virtual sensing and dynamic mechanical testing of component and full systems.VISIT PARTNER WEBSITE
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)
KU Leuven is a research-intensive and internationally-oriented university that performs both fundamental and applied scientific research. KU Leuven was founded in 1425 and now is one of Europe’s oldest universities and the oldest extant Catholic university in the world. KU Leuven has been ranked #1 in declared Most Innovative University of Europe by Reuters 4 years in a row, #42 in Times Higher Education World University Ranking (2022), and #70 in QS (2022). We have more than 60000 students and 22000 employees from 15 faculties of 13 campuses, spread across 10 cities in Flanders.
Across the university, driven researchers and curious students continually gain new insights and use their knowledge to tackle the foremost challenges of our time. From Renaissance philosophy to cutting-edge nanotechnology: KU Leuven has promoted ground-breaking research and high-quality education throughout its storied existence. We are dedicated to education and research in nearly all fields. We continue to work on creating a context where researchers and academics feel comfortable and can develop a flexible and sustainable career and make the best use of their talents, while still allowing room for all other important aspects of life.
Within the VOLTCAR project, KU Leuven is represented by its Mecha(tro)nic System Dynamics (LMSD) research group. LMSD aims at creating added value during every phase (design – manufacturing – operations) in the lifetime of mecha(tro)nic systems by understanding, monitoring and controlling their dynamic (motion-vibration-acoustics) behaviour. To this end, the research conducted at LMSD spans a broad spectrum from methodologies, over theoretical foundations, to various application domains.
The KU Leuven Mecha(tro)nic System Dynamics research group strives for international leadership in engineering dynamics through excellent research, education and services; building upon an expertise of five decades and with the Digital Twin concept playing a central role in its roadmap. Dynamic behaviour models, validated and enriched with dynamic measurement data, allow for a continuously updated virtual replica of a structure or system.
This powerful concept brings added value in every phase of the product lifecycle. Digital Twins drive the design, analysis and testing phases as well as the manufacturing and assembly in order to achieve the envisaged dynamic performance. Furthermore, Digital Twins also enable intelligent monitoring and control during the entire operational lifetime of the structure or system to get optimal performance given its actual state and condition and given the planned and anticipated usage and load scenarios at that moment.
Cross-fertilization between strategic basic research, application oriented developments and technology transfer activities is key. Being at the origin of spin-off company LMS International, now Siemens Industry Software, and serving as core group of Flanders Make, the strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry in Flanders, illustrate that industrial and societal relevance are essential drivers, along with multidisciplinary partnerships and inter-sectorial cooperation. Applications focus on industrial machinery and manufacturing, transportation, energy supply and health care. The organisation of the yearly ISMA, ISAAC, and ISAMS courses, and the biennial ISMA-USD conference on Noise & Vibration Engineering and Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics, and the group’s presence on dedicated digital media, are key dissemination elements, next to top journal publications and presentations at reference conferences and workshops.
Siemens Industry Software NV (SISW)
Siemens Industry Software NV (SISW LMS) is a Belgian company, constituting the Simulation and Test Solutions (STS) business segment within Siemens PLM Software. SISW originated as LMS International, a spin-off company from the KU Leuven, developing into a world-leading position for advanced engineering solutions for the mechanical and mechatronic industry.
In 2013, LMS was acquired by Siemens to complement its offering on design engineering software within the “Digital Factory” division. More specifically, SISW LMS develops and markets multi-physical (real-time) testing systems, multi-domain simulation software and engineering services to support product design in relation to critical performance parameters such as safety, fuel economy, noise and vibration, structural integrity, efficiency and thermal behavior and lifetime.
SISW LMS is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has R&D centres throughout Europe, the US and India. While its main markets are the automotive and aerospace ones, its solutions are adopted in all sectors where mission critical performance must be ensured.
SISW LMS continuously innovates its solutions through substantial investments in R&D. This innovation process is performed in close collaboration with both major end users, reflecting the actual market needs and with leading universities and research centres, to contribute with breakthrough technologies.
As part of this strategy, SISW LMS has a policy of hosting visiting students, researchers and experts, many of which pursue mixed industry-academic doctoral degrees.
Role In VOLTCAR:
Virtualization of structural dynamic analysis and virtualized fatigue analysis for extended lifetime.VISIT PARTNER WEBSITE
Robert Bosch GmbH (BOSCH)
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 420,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 88.4 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility.
Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source.
The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”
The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.
Research for research’s sake? That’s not how we work. We believe that research should always result in a tangible innovation. Something that changes people’s lives for the better. That’s why our innovations tend to pop up at all sorts of different times in people’s day-to-day lives.
Role in VOLTCAR:
Design and manufacturing of the hair-pin windings in the stator, , design and manufacturing of rotor shaft and bearings, gearbox integration.VISIT PARTNER WEBSITE
BorgWarner System Engineering GmbH (BWSE)
At BorgWarner, we design and manufacture the systems that define the way the world moves forward. With the world’s foremost technologists, engineers and OEMs, we’re accelerating the world’s transformation to eMobility.
As a global product leader for over 130 years, we supply original equipment to nearly every major automotive OEM in the world. We continue to advance our emissions-reducing and fuel-efficient combustion technology while bringing successful electric innovations to market, empowering everyone to drive sustainably.
Guided by our commitment to inclusion, integrity, excellence, responsibility and collaboration — and our pledge to reach carbon neutrality by 2035 — we’re leading the automotive industry to a future that is cleaner, healthier and safer for all. A future where driving well means living well.
Role in VOLTCAR:
Advanced materials, insulations, bearings, the thermal analysis of the stator, rotor, and bearings and mechanical layout of the high-speed rotor, alternative materials with improved heat transfer performance and improved high-temperature insulation performance, support the work in theselectionof the most appropriate methods and materials, modeling and research of high-speed gear and motor cooling system.VISIT PARTNER WEBSITE
Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University (KRNU)
KrNU can trace its origins back to 1920. Today it is the only state institution of higher education in the Kremenchuk region and one of the largest educational establishments in the Poltava region.
KrNU consists of 2 Institutes and 2 Faculties:
- Institute of Education and Science in Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies;
- Faculty of Economics and Management,
- Faculty of Law, Humanity and Social Sciences;
- Institute of Education and Science in Mechanical Engineering, Transport and Natural Sciences.
There are about five thousand students that annually receive education in KrNU at full-time and part-time courses. According to the staff list, 238 lecturers and researchers are employed at the university. Among them there are 54 doctors of sciences, 139 PhDs (127 of them are employed full-time). More than 80 % of full-time lecturers have academic degrees and titles. Also 13 academicians and seven corresponding members of certain branch in Academies of Science of Ukraine, 16 masters of honourable state titles, more than 30 prizewinners of State Awards.
The University provides education of the following levels: Bachelor (32 education lines), Master (25 education lines), PhD (12 lines). The university has 2 specialized academic councils for Doctor of Science degrees awarding and 5 specialized academic councils for Doctor of Philosophy degrees awarding. That is why more than 80% of the academic employees have D.Sc. or PhD degree, professor or associate professor titles.
According to the results of 2021 Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University (KrNU) takes 59th place among 250 best higher education institutions of Ukraine in the consolidated ranking of the Internet-source OSVITA.UA and it ranks 30th in the Ukrainian universities ranking by SciVerse Scopus 2021. International recognition of the university is confirmed by such world rankings as: QS TOP 250 Universities of Emerging Europe & Central Asia (KrNU takes 23rd place among 38 universities of Ukraine included in this rating); Ranking WEB of Universities WEBOMETRICS (57th place among 312 Ukrainian universities); Global University Ranking uniRank™ (86th place among 185 Ukrainian HEIs) etc.
The full list of KrNU’s international and national ratings in 2022: See List Here
Role in VOLTCAR:
RTD Talos will apply their extensive experience from the dissemination and exploitation of research results from various EU and nationally funded projects to maximize the outreach and impact of VOLTCAR project.VISIT PARTNER WEBSITE
RTD TALOS LIMITED
RTD TALOS LIMITED mission is to offer high quality services with commitment and consistency, in order to enhance and reinforce the competitiveness of Cypriot enterprises, through the promotion of innovation, technology transfer, utilization of research outcomes, development of links with research institutions, exploitation of opportunities for financing and assistance for utilization of development programs.
The Quality Guarantee of all the projects that are undertaken is a fundamental concern of the company.