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Fulda, Germany

Summary Compared with serial or parallel hybrid drive trains, the synthesis of control algorithms for power split drive trains has to be considered as an advanced challange. Right from the design or planning stage there is an enhanced modelling effort. Furthermore a lot of details in power split drive trains can verify from one variant of drive train to another. Therefore generalised models of the considered class of drive trains are desired, which can be applied to a concrete drive train just by parametrising them. In this paper such generalised models for power split drive trains are derived and discussed. In addition to this, general characteristics of the considered type of drive train are figured out. © Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag.

Schafer K.,EDAG GmbH and Co. KGaA
AutoTechnology | Year: 2010

The EDAG V-model with its digital system incorporating a release mode is already showing considerable potential for optimizing the production development process. The conditions under which savings potential in production can be achieved are laid down at the very start of vehicle development. In order to achieve such benefits, changes are needed in OEMs' contract awarding philosophy. Today's performance specifications, some of which contain only rough process descriptions and quantity structures, make no claim to be complete. The benefits of this advanced plant engineering with the digital release mode are evident: the OEMs' stipulations are implemented. These include an optimized product and production concept, with reductions to both production cost and development periods, whereas otherwise, the tendency is for the plant constructor to adhere to price, deadline and product specifications.

Biahmou A.,EDAG GmbH and Co. KGaA
Advanced Concurrent Engineering | Year: 2013

While the globalization has led to an increase of the competition in the automobile market, customer requirements have increased and products have to satisfy higher standards. All this drives companies to shorten their product development cycles while boosting innovation. In order to reach this objective, reusing knowledge as well as focusing on creative tasks while automating routine tasks has proven to be a successful approach. As independent engineering partner, EDAG GmbH & Co. KGaA, develops advanced methods and tools in order to keep its processes continuously efficient. This paper presents some methodologies for accelerating mechanical design using knowledge based techniques with the CAD System NX. A knowledge based concept for efficient design is presented and validated with the process of glove box development. © Springer-Verlag London 2013.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: NMP-2009-3.2-2 | Award Amount: 5.14M | Year: 2010

Wind turbines and aeronautic are sectors where Europe is leading the world class competition. To guarantee this competitiveness, their productivity has to be improved. The adoption of an automation strategy is a key factor to increase productivity. In the wind turbine manufacturing, the assembly is one of the core processes. Most of these assembly operations are manual which has the quality of being the most flexible way to do the work. The main objective for COSMOS is the design/development/implementation of a control system for factory management with a flexible, modular and evolvable automation approach which will permit to increase the assembly factory productivity by 20% without losing flexibility, focused on wind turbine assembly process although the solution will be suitable for other sectors. Cost models will be defined to assist in establishing the economically optimum factorys configuration and automation level. The achievement of the main objective will be obtained by fulfilling the following technical objectives: -Create a factory organisation conception based on intelligent factory units for facilitating the self-adaptation to production changes under a flexible and modular automation configuration basis. -Develop the distributed control system architecture according to such factory organisation. -Develop the service layer infrastructure between control system and equipment involved in production. COSMOS system features: -Autonomous behaviour of the factory units. -Multilayer decentralised control. The control will work in three interconnected levels. -Interoperable connectivity with factory units equipment/devices. -Local intelligence (self-adaptation to different parts conditions without human intervention). -Collaboration among equipment/devices to complete specific tasks. COSMOS will be implemented as a pilot installation for the assembly of wind turbines nacelles (most critical and added value part).

EDAG GmbH, Co. KGaA and Edag Engineering & Design Ag | Date: 2007-08-07

electrical, electronic, and optical systems, apparatus and instruments for vehicles, namely, back-up sensors and cameras; navigation systems, on board computers and computer networking hardware for vehicles; measurement, signal, control and rescue apparatus and instuments for vehicles, namely, vehicle locator and recovery devices; adaptors and connector interfaces in or on vehicles for connecting electrical or electronic apparatus; rescue devices for vehicles, namely, emergency warning lights, emergency signal transmitters; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, converting, storing, regulating, and controlling electric current in vehicles; appartus and systems for recording, transferring and repoducing sound and images in vehicles, namely, computer hardware for telecommunication, telecommunications transmitters, microphones, audio speakers, audio receivers, video receivers, satelite receivers, amplifiers, radios, tape recorders and players, video recorders, video disc players, audio disc players; optical, acoustic and tactile display devices for vehicles, namely, touch panels, touch pads, audio speakers, flat panel display screens, LCD panels, video screens; audio and video systems comprised primarily of audio speakers, speaker housings, flat panel display screens, video disc players, audio disc players, radios, amplifiers, touch panels, electric control panels; fire extinguishers for vehicles. Land vehicles and structural parts therefor; land vehicle parts, namely, doors, bonnets, hatchbacks, loading spaces, soft tops, sunroofs, bumpers, shock absorbers, windows, wheel rims, seats, bench seats, integrated containers, internal linings, door linings, internal upholstery, seat covers, dashboards, dashboard inserts, consoles, steering wheels, gear stick knobs, sun blinds, mirrors, horns, seat belts and air bags, anti-theft devices and warning apparatus, trailer couplings, electric motors, automotive conversion kits comprising structural parts of automobiles. Converting, customizing and retro-fitting land vehicles, land vehicle proto-types, land vehicle structural parts; custom manufacturing of land vehicles and structural parts of land vehicles for others; manufacturing for others in the field of land vehicles; manufacturing for others industrtial equipment, machines, devices and tools for use in land vehicle production facilities.

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