TU Wien at Hannover Messe 2020

TU Wien at Hannover Messe 2020 | 20. to 24. April 2020

TU Wien will be represented again at the Hanover Fair in 2020.
This year we will not only be exhibiting at two Austrian "Advantage Austria" stands, but also at another, a third stand:

Hall 03, Stand H20  |  Hall 05, Stand D18  |  Hall 27, Stand L46

 

Here you can find the Vienna University of Technology in the online catalog of the Hannover Messe 2020.

Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Peter Heimerl

Digital twins for Energy 4.0

Increasing the energy efficiency of industrial plants and systems

  • simulation of industrial plants and systems along the entire life cycle - design, operation, maintenance
  • increases benefits, reliability, and productivity 
  • Combination of physical and data-driven modelling with artificial intelligence algorithms
  • reduces costly sensor technology
  • allows predictive maintenance
  • considers different energy sources (electricity, heat, H2)
  • enables optimal sector coupling (industry, buildings, mobility)
  • reduces total energy consumption, CO2 emissions, climate impact

Level of innovation

  • combines the energy-intensive industry to Energy 4.0 via AI and offers interfaces to digital B2B market platforms 
  • implementations in industry at state of the art in research & development 
  • HM 2020: first broad public presentation of this competence of the TU Wien

Applications & target groups

  • Retrofit possibility for increasing the efficiency of existing plants and systems 
  • energy-intensive processes in the manufacturing industry, such as: chemistry, pharma, biotech; food & beverages; oil & gas; raw materials industry, metal processing
  • energy and heat suppliers and their supply networks

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Highly dynamic storage of waste heat

at 300-750°F and at 750-1,500°F – efficient, cost-effective and robust

  • high energy density 
  • highly dynamic heat release
  • with waste heat between 300-750°F:
    - supplies heat at a high temperature level of more than 575°F
    - with short charging times of a few minutes
    - enables local and temporal decoupling of waste heat generation and heat utilization
  • unique and cost-effective material combinations 
  • smart systems – easy to handle and robust
  • high cycle stability
  • suitable for use as long-term storage - several months

Level of innovation

  • unique storage systems on thermo-chemical basis as well as on the basis of sensible heat
  • multiple patent protection

Application & target groups

  • power utilities, ergy providers, plant engineering, production industries
  • 300-750°F - e.g. for prevention of cold starts of internal combustion engines in cars, trucks, construction machinery, traction engines and shipping – efficient preheating of catalyst, oil, etc.
  • waste heat utilization and energy efficient heat storage in industry and energy sector

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Efficient H2 transport using natural gas grids

HylyPure® - a new and efficient filter and compressor system

  • use of existing gas grids as means of transportation for hydrogen – e.g. from electrolysis with green power
  • membrane-based HylyPure® technology for the separation and innovative recompression of hydrogen
  • high-purity hydrogen (99.97%) for fuel cells
  • key technology for the effective implementation of efficient power-to-gas-to-power systems 
  • safe, economical, flexible and elegant coverage of decentralised hydrogen demand

Level of innovation

  • safe on-demand supply of hydrogen filling stations for CO2-free mobility

Application & target groups

  • supply of stationary fuel cells for reconversion into electrical power
  • flexible supply of non-fossil hydrogen to chemical, steel and other industries – without natural gas reforming 
  • creation of a hydrogen infrastructure by innovative energy suppliers
  • power utilities, automotive, chemical industry, investors

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Modular, scalable pump turbine

for the regional management of volatile power of 0.5-15 M

  • safe on-demand supply of hydrogen filling stations for CO2-free mobility
  • with system efficiency of 70-80%
  • quick response time 
  • highly efficient and cost-effective
  • considerable cost reduction thanks to needs-based assembly of standard components produced cost-effectively in series
  • modular system of identical impeller or motor/generator units, in combination with commercially available frequency converters
  • long lifetime, short construction time 
  • for buffering of all forms of renewable energy
  • excellent compatibility with other storage technologies

Level of innovation

  • effective possibility for regional management at low and medium voltage level
  • first fully modularised pump turbine for small or large series production
  • most energy-efficient basis for hybrid storage solutions

Application & target groups

  • use of existing water reservoirs and old mines
  • increasing the flexibility of existing high-pressure hydropower plants by retrofitting
  • new construction of pumped storage plants in alpine regions and in mining regions with little water and very high head
  • operators and Installers of wind power or photovoltaic plants
  • energy self-sufficient communities, showcase regions, regional and urban planning
  • network operators

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New Controlling System for Power Grids – powersys-LINK 

  • speeding up decarbonisation of electricity supply by large-scale integration of decentralised generation and storage
  • harmonising physical behaviour of Smart Grids and the new structure of markets
  • reducing ICT requirements and the risks of cyber-attacks 
  • improving data privacy 
  • supporting cross-sectoral coupling
  • embedding largely self-sufficient energy players in the general LINK-based power grid 
  • ensuring the most reliable and sustainable operation of the power grid at all voltage levels – both in normal and in emergency situations
  • has been validated by a comprehensive fractal analysis

Level of innovation

  • first operating architecture for smart grids of the "energy transition", whose full functionality on all network levels was confirmed by a comprehensive fractal analysis
  • first broad public presentation of the opportunities that arise from fractal analysis

Target groups

  • operator of high voltage networks (TSOs) as well as medium and low voltage networks (DSOs) 
  • manufacturer of power engineering components and controllers or management systems for power supply networks
  • network regulators, authorities and energy politicians - the "energy turnaround" requires an operating architecture for its power networks, the consistent functionality of which is documented on all network levels by comprehensive fractal analysis

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Robust sensor for electric field strength

for the safe measurement of electric fields and voltages

  • miniaturized sensor for measurement of static and low-frequency electric fields
  • non-contact measurement of direct and alternating voltage (DC, AC) 
  • for high, medium and low voltage
  • for mobile and stationary applications
  • without grounded components – floating ground
  • no on-site calibration required – can be used pre-calibrated
  • robust, durable, easy to handle, safe

Level of innovation

  • uniquely practical measuring principle 
  • first public presentation of a prototype – world premiere!

Applications

  • warning of high-voltage – e.g. for workers in transformer stations as well as on power lines, for cranes, lifting platforms, airplanes, helicopters, drones etc.
  • warning of electrostatic charging, prevention of dust explosions (e.g. flour, shavings) 
  • display of residual charge (e.g. in high-voltage lines that have been disconnected from the grid)
  • monitoring of real exposure limits for electric fields (HVDC, HVAC, hybrid lines, transformer stations, etc.)
  • warning of thunderstorm formation and lightning 
  • display of charge state for batteries and accumulators – contactless
  • object identification

Target groups

  • power industry 
  • aviation, medicine, robotics, civil engineering, mechanical engineering 
  • meteorology 
  • manufacturers of safety devices and safety equipment – e.g. ESD protective equipment 
  • manufacturers of measuring devices

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E-motor with multirotor system

Electric Planet Motor  for higher power density at reduced costs

  • increased power density – up to 50% more power than conventional drives
  • highest energy efficiency over the entire range of application
  • extremely compact design possible
  • electric motor with multirotor structure (a stator with four/ six/ eight/ ... rotors)
  • rotors are mechanically coupled via an integrated gear unit – which becomes an integrated part of the motor
  • with four rotors: twice the power of a conventional machine with the same rotor cross-sectional area
  • at the same time less material required for the stator
  • possible as permanent magnet- or reluctance-motor (without rare earth metals)
  • sensorless control possible by means of INFORM® control and thus failsafe and with even reduced volume
  • failure safety due to elimination of sensors
  • enhanced efficiency at lower production cost
  • all electric contacts and power electronics can be placed simply at front side, opposite of output side
  • manufacturing with a high degree of automatization possible – and thus further significant cost reduction
  • prototype with integrated 1:10 reduction shows: electrical behaviour at terminals of the planet motor corresponds to a classic three-phase machine, controlled by a conventional inverter
  • 30 years experience in the design of sensorless synchronous motors
  • based on the reliable INFORM® control, used by tens of thousands of systems on the market – e.g. in medical and aerospace technology

Innovation level:

  • world novelty – worldwide first presentation of a prototype ready for industrial use
  • patent protection

Target groups and applications:

  • e-mobility
  • aerospace technology
  • construction machinery and heavy equipment
  • machine tools and production machines
  • emergency units of various sorts
  • drum drives
  • robot joint drives

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Highly energy-efficient sensorless drives

cost-effective PM and reluctance motors through sensorless control

  • sensorless control for drives of highest reliability
  • lower costs in production and maintenance
  • with reluctance motors: no need for rare-earth magnets, no magnetic field in de-energized state – advantageous for special functions, e.g. magnetic bearings
  • top energy efficiency (IE4)
  • without mechanical encoders – e.g. rotor position sensors or tacho generators
  • highly dynamic speed and torque controls
  • “jerk-free” acceleration and braking, from a standstill and under variable load
  • no permanent angular error – not even with overload or low speed
  • without rotor position sensors: reduction of installation space, omission of sensor cables and plug connections
  • during installation, maintenance or repair: no need to match the position sensor and the magnets’ position in the motor; possible wiring and maintenance errors in connecting sensor and controller excluded
  • suitable for safety-critical applications
  • for existing system designs: suitable as redundant check on position and speed
  • 30 years experience in the design of sensorless controlled synchronous motors
  • based on proven INFORM® control system with tens of thousands of systems on the market - e.g. in medical technology and aviation

Innovation level:

  • for the first time energy-saving, highly efficient synchronous drives at low system costs
  • already successfully used in various series applications, for example in medical technology and aviation

Target groups and applications:

  • eMobiliy, automotive
  • aerospace
  • medical technology
  • machine tools, production machines, automation
  • construction machinery and lifting equipment
  • emergency units of various sorts
  • consumer goods
  • from a few watts to the megawatt range
  • cost-effective replacement for asynchronous motors
  • drives with highest energy efficiency (IE4) and reliability even under difficult environmental conditions – e.g. no freezing nor corrosion of sensors

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Sensorless magnetic bearings –

for maximum dynamics with low system costs

  • increase in process safety by omitting sensors and cabling liable to failure
  • no maintenance needed
  • suitable for high speed revolution
  • reduction of costs by omitting sensors and reduction of electronics (generally from three to two inverters)
  • reduction of the construction space of magnetic bearing
  • omission of production and maintenance errors in the connection between sensor and controller
  • elimination of signal noise and the resulting vibration of the rotor – due to the elimination of analogue paths of the sensor
  • simplified commissioning of the rotors and systems
  • indirect determination of position and eccentricity from electric current information
  • rotating inbalance can be detected and compensated
  • rotational speed limit is determined by material limits only
  • for conventional magnetic bearings: a redundant control to increase safety
  • all advantages of conventional magnetic bearings: no bearing friction losses, no lubricant required, adjustable bearing characteristics
  • test series in the laboratory at TU Wien have proven: same control quality as sensor-based systems even with mechanically complex systems – featuring e.g. critical resonances or imbalances
  • rapid conversion of existing magnetic bearing systems to sensorless operation possible
  • based on tested and tried control method INFORM®, with many thousands of units in use, e.g. in medical and aviation devices

Innovation level

  • patent protection
  • worldwide unique dynamic, adaptive and cost-effective system of magnetic bearings
  • for the first time: new machine components possible at high rotational speed – by replacing ball or roller bearings

 

Target groups and applications

  • automotive, aerospace, textile industry
  • electrical, mechanical, process engineering
  • utilities and energy suppliers
  • high speed drives, spindles
  • turbo machines, pumps, gas turbines
  • drive systems in vacuum
  • ventilation, air conditioning
  • flywheels, mechanical energy storage devices

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Colloidal lignin

the natural alternative to synthetic ingredients

  • for UV protection, biocides, antioxidants, emulsifiers, drug carriers
  • natural and sustainable alternative to ecologically problematic ingredients
  • multifunctional, sulfur-free biomaterial particles
  • extracted from woody residual biomass
  • UV absorbing, antibacterial, antioxidant effect
  • additionally suitable as a physical emulsifier and active agent carrier
  • biodegradable
  • environmentally sound, efficient production process - 1-step, easily scalable
  • high raw material variability: can be produced from all types of wood to woody biomass  - e.g. from agriculture and forestry, garden centers, food production

Level of innovation

  • sustainable production process, without problematic auxiliary substances; smart process design without multiple precipitation – global novelty!
  • first public presentation at the HM 2020
  • protected by patents

Target groups

  • cosmetics (COSMOS, NATRUE compliant), food, pharmaceutical, packaging, textile, dye, paint and coating industry
  • manufacturers of ingredients for these industries
  • companies and organisations with biomass residues
  • plant engineering

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2-in-1 Laser eye

combined velocity and concentration figures

  • non-contact measurement of velocity and concentration distributions across a flow section by means of a laser beam
  • high-resolution recording of laminar and turbulent mixing processes and chemical reactions
  • designed for liquids
  • applicable to gas phase measurement with high laser power
  • time and space synchronized flow and concentration measurements - analysing the same fluid element through a single laser excitation
  • analysis in high temporal resolution of both mixing and concentration fluctuations
  • quality control in vessels as well as in flow lines
  • non-invasive technology – fluid flow is not affected by the probe, and the flow channel remains sealed against leakage
  • large numbers of measurement positions can be reached automatically through a traversing system moving the probe with fixed focal length to the positions of interest
  • device can be adapted for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, as only optical access to flow is required - ATEX compliant
  • precise measurement and control of critical processes e.g. mixing, streaking (refraction anomalies), chemical reactions, segregation and phase separation

Innovation level:

  • prototype for industrial measurements, which for the first time allows simultaneous determination of velocity and concentration in liquids (and also in gases)
  • smart combination of two proven high resolution measuring methods (Laser Doppler velocimetry and Raman spectroscopy)
  • compared to previous model, only one measuring head with powerful signal filter
  • first public presentation – world novelty

Target groups:

  • manufacturers of laser-optical measuring technology
  • food, pharmaceutical, chemical, petroleum industry
  • design and manufacturing in chemical engineering
  • research institutions in business and science

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Contact

For further information about TU Wien at the Hannover Messe:

Dipl.-Ing. Peter Heimerl  
TU Wien – Head of Research Marketing
Karlsplatz 13/E006, 1040 Vienna, Austria
M: +43-664-605883320
T: +43-1-58801-406110
forschungsmarketing@tuwien.ac.at