Duisburg, Germany
Duisburg, Germany

ThyssenKrupp AG is a German multinational conglomerate corporation based in Duisburg and Essen, Germany. The corporation consists of 670 companies worldwide. While ThyssenKrupp is one of the world's largest steel producers, the company also provides components and systems for the automotive industry, elevators, escalators, material trading and industrial services. As of a 2009 reorganization, it is structured into eight business areas that fall under two major divisions, Materials and Technologies. The Materials division concentrates on carbon steel, stainless steel, and material services while the Technology Division concentrates on elevator, plant and components technology, and marine systems. The company is the result of the 1999 merger of Thyssen AG and Krupp, and now has its operational headquarters in Essen. The largest shareholder is the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, a major German philanthropic foundation, created by and named in honour of Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, former owner and head of the Krupp company, once the largest company in Europe.ThyssenKrupp has 5,500 employees and generates €1.6 billion in revenue in Spain, where it mainly manufactures elevators. Italy, where the company produces most of its stainless steel, generates €2.3 billion in revenue. The businesses in those two countries make up 9% of all sales for the company.ThyssenKrupp's products range from machines and industrial services, to steel production and shipbuilding. It also has activities in the sphere of defence. Wikipedia.

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Patent
ThyssenKrupp | Date: 2017-03-01

The present invention relates to an air adjustment member comprising a main part with a first channel, at least one perforated plate and, forward thereof in the direction of flow, a cover plate by means of which the air flow through the perforated plate is controllably adjustable. The perforated plate is disposed in front of the channel on the side facing the coke oven.


Patent
ThyssenKrupp | Date: 2017-03-22

The present invention relates to a method for producing a ready-for-use camshaft (1) for controlling valves of an internal combustion engine, comprising a carrier shaft (10), on which an end component (11), for example a drive wheel, a phase shifter or a portion of a phase shifter, is arranged, and comprising a plurality of cam elements (12) which are affixed to the carrier shaft (10) in a fixed position, wherein the method comprises at least the following steps: a) providing the carrier shaft (10) and the end component (11), b) joining the end component (11) to the carrier shaft (10), c) grinding at least the carrier shaft (10) in order to form cam seats (13) so that it is ready for use, d) forming a surface profile (14) in a first cam seat (13), e) providing a cam element (12) having ready-for-use properties, f) seating the cam element (12) on the cam seat (13) provided with the surface profile (14), and g) repeating steps d) to f) with a frequency corresponding to a required number of cam elements (12).


A method is presented and described for individualized adaptation of the shape of components (7) comprising the following steps: a) provision of a raw material (1) for producing the components (7), b) selection of at least one unifying production method, c) production of the components (7) with a geometrically-identical base shape using the unifying production method, d) selection of at least one individualizing production method, and e) adaptation of the shape of the components (7) to at least two different end shapes using the individualizing production method, wherein the unifying production method differs from the individualizing production method, and wherein the end shape of each component (7) differs from its base shape.


Depicted and described is a method for operating a shaft furnace, in particular a blast furnace, wherein at least one gas is introduced into the furnace (1). In order to be able to accelerate the reaction processes in the furnace (1), shock waves are introduced into the furnace (1).


Patent
ThyssenKrupp | Date: 2017-02-22

The invention relates to a torsion spring, which is preferably designed as a bar spring or coil spring made from spring wire composed of fiber composite material. Said torsion spring has a plurality of layers (Sj) of fiber reinforcement, which are impregnated with a matrix material, wherein the layers have fibers that are loaded in tension and fibers that are loaded in compression. The torsion spring is characterized in that groups (Gk) of layers (Sj) of the same loading direction exist, and the group stiffness of at least two groups, as viewed from the inside out, differs. The invention further relates to a method for designing a torsion spring composed of fiber composite material.


Patent
ThyssenKrupp | Date: 2017-03-15

The invention relates to a hood module (1) for arranging on a cylinder head of an internal combustion engine, said module comprising a hood body (10) consisting of plastic and also comprising at least one bearing bracket (11) having a metal material for rotatably receiving at least one camshaft (12) in the hood module (1). According to the invention, the bearing bracket (11) is arranged in a precise position on the hood body (10) by means of a joint connection (13), such that the bearing bracket (11) is aligned for arrangement on the cylinder head by means of the hood body (10).


Patent
ThyssenKrupp | Date: 2017-01-25

The invention relates to a drive device for driving a tool slide in a folding system, the drive device comprising a slide plate, which is indirectly or directly connected to the tool slide, and a drive shaft, which can rotate about an axis of rotation. A rotational movement of the drive shaft can be converted by means of a cam to a linear movement of the slide plate, said movement proceeding along a direction of advancement.


Patent
ThyssenKrupp | Date: 2017-04-05

The invention relates to a valve control system (1) comprising at least one adjustable camshaft (10) having an outer shaft (11), and having an inner shaft (12) extending through the outer shaft (12), and having at least one phase splitter (13) comprising a first actuator (14), and a second actuator (15) that is rotatable with respect to the first actuator (14), wherein the outer shaft (11) and the inner shaft (12) are each connected to one actuator (14, 15). According to the invention, at least one stop (16) is provided that is coupled with the outer shaft (11) in a rotationally fixed manner. A counter-stop (17) is provided that is coupled with the inner shaft (12) in a rotationally fixed manner, wherein the maximum angle of rotation of the inner shaft (12) in the outer shaft (11) is determined by an abutting of the stop (16) on the counter-stop (17).


Patent
ThyssenKrupp | Date: 2017-01-04

The invention relates to a supporting-spring unit (1) for a vehicle chassis for arranging between a vehicle body and a wheel carrier, comprising at least four leaf springs (11) made of a fiber composite material, wherein the leaf springs (11) extend in a planar manner between two spring ends (11a) and are connected to each other in pairs at a distance from each other by end connecting elements (12) by means of the spring ends (11a), such that at least two leaf-spring pairs (10) arranged in a row are formed, and wherein the leaf-spring pairs (10) are connected to each other by middle connecting elements (13) by means of middle regions (11b) of the leaf springs (11) formed between the spring ends (11a).


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: LCE-09-2015 | Award Amount: 27.97M | Year: 2016

This proposal is an application to the EU programme Horizon 2020 and its topic Large scale energy storage (LCE-09-2015). The presented project STORE&GO will demonstrate three innovative Power to Gas storage concepts at locations in Germany, Switzerland and Italy in order to overcome technical, economic, social and legal barriers. The demonstration will pave the way for an integration of PtG storage into flexible energy supply and distribution systems with a high share of renewable energy. Using methanation processes as bridging technologies, it will demonstrate and investigate in which way these innovative PtG concepts will be able to solve the main problems of renewable energies: fluctuating production of renewable energies; consideration of renewables as suboptimal power grid infrastructure; expensive; missing storage solutions for renewable power at the local, national and European level. At the same time PtG concepts will contribute in maintaining natural gas or SNG with an existing huge European infrastructure and an already advantageous and continuously improving environmental footprint as an important primary/secondary energy carrier, which is nowadays in doubt due to geo-political reasons/conflicts. So, STORE&GO will show that new PtG concepts can bridge the gaps associated with renewable energies and security of energy supply. STORE&GO will rise the acceptance in the public for renewable energy technologies in the demonstration of bridging technologies at three living best practice locations in Europe.

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