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ProFIT EA Phase I

Development of the competitive electric machine of the future.

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sponsored by the state of Berlin

At one glance

Project start: July 2020
Duration: 3 years
Funded with: € 10.1 million
Number of partners: 16
Location, Rohrdamm 88

Frank Seibicke Projektleiter, Siemens AG

Project Management

Insights into our work

Milestones

Here we document important milestones from the project. Current news, special publications or appearances at trade fairs and congresses are made visible here.

Aug

2022

NEWS

Milestone meeting successful

In August 2022, the EA team successfully completed its milestone meeting. Among other things, the status of the work on the demonstrator (see picture) was presented on the laboratory premises of the WvSC e.V.

Aug

2022

NEWS

Milestone meeting successful

In August 2022, the EA team successfully completed its milestone meeting. Among other things, the status of the work on the demonstrator (see picture) was presented on the laboratory premises of the WvSC e.V.

MAY

2020

NEWS

Quite a lot of drive

The Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy
and Operations has approved around 10 million euros for the first
“Electric Drives” research project.

MAY

2020

NEWS

Quite a lot of drive

The Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy
and Operations has approved around 10 million euros for the first
“Electric Drives” research project.

Gallery

The project in pictures

Science, research and education

About the project

What it is about

At the heart of the electric drive is the electric motor as a converter of electrical energy into mechanical energy. The electric drive is found in industrial applications in a wide variety of sectors (metal, industrial, mining, energy, marine/shipbuilding, oil and gas). Advantages of electric drive are: Environmental friendliness, good transportability of the necessary energy even over long distances, good efficiency in the conversion of electrical to mechanical energy, and high availability.

Aims of the research project

The Electric Drives research project aims to develop the competitive electric machine of the future. The research results are to be applied to related areas such as rail drives.

Motivation

Electric propulsion is already widespread today. Due to climate change, its importance continues to rise. Classic combustion engines are being replaced by electric drives. In addition to availability and efficiency, higher power density (power/input mass) is one of the key requirements for the development of new electric machines. The realization of these requirements and delivery times in international competition are growing challenges for classic production sites. To remain competitive, disruptive approaches must therefore be found to redesign and manufacture the electric machine from scratch. Digitization offers enormous opportunities for this.

Project Partner

Partner EA

The research partners of the ProFIT project “Electric Drives” is composed of excellent industrial companies, a renowned university and innovative, agile SMEs. The total of 16 partners contribute their collective knowledge to advance the research project together.

  • Bundesamt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
  • Fraunhofer
  • Siemens
  • Technische Universität Berlin
    • FG Methoden der Produktentwicklung und Mechatronik
    • FG Beschichtungstechnik
    • FG Werkzeugmaschinen und Fertigungstechnik
    • FG Keramische Werkstoffe
    • FG Forschungszentrum Strangpressen
    • FG Numerik der Nichtlinearen Optimierung
    • FG Numerische Mathematik
    • FG Polymertechnik und Polymerphysik
    • FG Service-centric Networking
    • FG Industrielle Informationstechnik
    • FG Elektrische Antriebstechnik
    • FG Hochspannungstechnik
  • 5th industry
  • B.I.G. Technology Services
  • CONTACT Software
  • Datalyze Solutions
  • endava
  • INGWERK
  • M-Pulse
  • pi4
  • scansonic
  • TresCom Technology
  • XERION
  • YOUSE

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).