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
Jfe Holdings and ThyssenKrupp | Date: 2017-04-05

A can steel plate includes: equal to or less than 0.0030% by mass of C; equal to or less than 0.02% by mass of Si; 0.05% to 0.60% by mass of Mn; equal to or less than 0.020% by mass of P; equal to or less than 0.020% by mass of S; 0.010% to 0.100% by mass of Al; 0.0010% to 0.0050% by mass of N; 0.001% to 0.050% by mass of Nb; and balance Fe and inevitable impurities, where (intensity of (111) [1-21] orientation)/(intensity of (111)[1-10] orientation) 0.9, in a rolling direction and a 90 direction from the rolling direction in a horizontal plane, tensile strength TS 550, and fracture elongation El > -0.02 x TS + 17.5.


Patent
ThyssenKrupp | Date: 2017-03-22

The present invention relates to an electromechanical motor vehicle power steering mechanism (1) for assisting steering of a motor vehicle by conferring torque generated by an electric motor (7) to a steering mechanism, the mechanism (1) comprising: a steering controller (10) which receives at least signals representative of the vehicle velocity (v) and the torque (T_(TS)) applied to a steering wheel (3) and a rotor position signal to determine a target motor torque (T_(d)), a motor controller (13) which receives the target motor torque (T_(d)) from the steering controller (10) and transfers it into target voltages (U_(,d), U_(,d)) expressed in a coordinate system fixed to the stator and a motor driver (14) which transforms the target voltages (U_(,d), U_(,d)) into motor currents (I_(U),I_(V),I_(W)), at least one current measurement unit (18, 19) which measures the motor currents (I_(U),I_(V),I_(W)), wherein the mechanism (1) further comprises a current estimation unit (15) which estimates the target currents (I_(dest),I_(qest)=I1,_(est)) and a diagnostic unit (17) which compares the estimated target currents (I_(dest),I_(qest)=I1,_(est)) to the measured motor currents (I_(U1), I_(V1), I_(W1), I_(U2), I_(V2), I_(W2)) in order to identify and remedy occurring faults.


Patent
ThyssenKrupp | Date: 2017-01-11

A machining tool (1), comprising at least one cutting edge (3) for chipping material from a workpiece to be machined,wherein the at least one cutting edge (3) of the tool comprises a metal core (4), which is covered by a coating (5),wherein a surface (9) of the metal core (4) comprises at least in the area of the cutting edge (3) a texture (6), having a plurality of cavities (7).


Patent
MW Italia S.r.l. and ThyssenKrupp | Date: 2017-01-11

A method for the mechanical characterization of a metallic material for wheel disk production, comprising- providing a specimen (10; 10) consisting of a strip of metal sheet and comprising two end portions (11; 11, 12) and an intermediate portion (13; 13) interconnecting the end portions (11; 11, 12), wherein the intermediate portion (13; 13) has a curved shape and simulates, or is constituted by, a radial profile extract of a radially outer disk portion (A) of a wheel disk, and- subjecting the specimen (10; 10) to a fatigue test, wherein one of the end portions (11; 11) is clamped to a load applying part (CD) of a test apparatus, and the other end portion (11; 12) is clamped to another load applying part (CD) or fixed to a support part (S) of the test apparatus.


Patent
Rothe Erde Metallurgica Rossi S.p.A. and ThyssenKrupp | Date: 2017-04-12

The invention relates to a chuck (1) for holding a work piece, in particular a ring, in a turning machine comprising a cylindrical base (2) being configured for attaching said base (2) to said turning machine, wherein the cylindrical base (2) has radially extending slots (3), the chuck (1) further comprising adaptors (4.1,4.2) mounted in said radially extending slots (3), wherein each adaptor (4.1,4.2) has a toothed rack (5.1,5.2) , which extends in parallel to said radially extending slots (3); and jaw devices (9) detachably mounted on said adaptors (4.1,4.2) and radially movable thereon, wherein each jaw device (9) has a locking element (16), the locking element (16) being movable between a locking position and a release position, wherein the locking element (16) is engaging with the toothed rack (5.1,5.2) in the locking position and the locking element (16) is not engaging with the toothed rack (5.1,5.2) in the release position.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | 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.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: SPIRE-01-2014 | Award Amount: 6.00M | Year: 2015

In many aspects batch processes are superior to continuous. Therefore it is worthwhile to take advantage of recent progress in sensor technologies, modelling and automation to develop a new paradigm for the design and conduction of batch processes: a) operation at maximum efficiency, b) dynamic, quality driven process trajectories rather than fixed schedules c) detailed analysis and tracking of all relevant process and product parameter. The main objective of the proposed project is the maximization of efficiency (reg. quality, energy, raw materials, and costs) of batch processes. Integrated process control is essential for an efficient operation of industrial batch processes: it tracks the evolution of product properties, detects deviations from the target values for product quality and derives corrective actions at a stage when an automatic compensation of deviations from an optimal trajectory is still possible. This contributes to optimal energy and raw material utilisation, shortens production time and enhanced the product quality. With the ambition to deliver solutions with relevance to all sectors of the process industries, the RECOBA consortium represents a selection of batch processes operating industries and partners across the value chain of batch process control, among them 3 global players from the polymer industry (BASF), the steel industry (TKSE), and the silicon metal industry (ELKEM). Within RECOBA there will be developed and validated: (1) new & innovative solutions for the measurement of different types of quality aspects, (2) new models to realise integrated process control of batch processes & suitable online parameter adaptation technologies to keep these models valid, (3) control modules to realise concepts for real-time, model based & closed loop process control, which are easily adaptable to existing batch processes in various industrial sectors, (4) business models to approach relevant industrial sectors for a future market entry.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: LCE-15-2014 | Award Amount: 10.03M | Year: 2015

The European cement industry has committed itself to contributing to climate protection measures and therefore to curbing its CO2 emissions. CO2 capture technologies, although an essential part of all CO2 reduction scenarios, are not yet ready for large-scale deployment in the cement industry. Hence, the primary objective of CEMCAP is To prepare the ground for large-scale implementation of CO2 capture in the European cement industry To achieve this objective, CEMCAP will - Leverage to TRL 6 for cement plants the oxyfuel capture technology and three fundamentally different post combustion capture technologies, all of them with a targeted capture rate of 90%. - Identify the CO2 capture technologies with the greatest potential to be retrofitted to existing cement plants in a cost- and resource-effective manner, maintaining product quality and environmental compatibility. - Formulate a techno-economic decision-basis for CO2 capture implementation in the cement industry, where the current uncertainty regarding CO2 capture cost is reduced by at least 50%. For successful large-scale deployment of CO2 capture in the cement industry, technologies must be developed beyond the current state of the art. In order to bring the most high-potential retrofittable CO2 capture technologies to a higher TRL level and closer to implementation, CEMCAP will - Describe the routes for the development required to close technology gaps for CO2 capture from cement and assist technology suppliers along the related innovation chains. - Identify and follow up minimum five potential innovations springing from CEMCAP research. Technologies suitable for CO2 capture retrofit are focused on in CEMCAP, because cement plants typically have a lifetime of as long as 30-50 years. However, the results from CEMCAP will enable looking beyond this horizon. Therefore, CEMCAP will - Create pathways for the low to near-zero CO2 emission cement production of the future.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: SILC-II-2014 | Award Amount: 14.84M | Year: 2015

Over the past decade, the steel industry in Europe has been spending a lot of effort in Research and Development of technologies that help in achieving the EUs CO2 emissions targets and reduce the cost of EU ETS compliance. That has been done through a combination of large scale projects which were part publicly funded with European funding and partly through smaller privately funded research activities. From the initial stages of feasibility studies, several technologies were put forward for further development, one of which is the HIsarna smelting reduction process The objective for the current proposal is to prove the capability of the HIsarna ironmaking technology to achieve at least 35% reduction in CO2 emission intensity, compared to blast furnace operated site based on Best Available Technology Currently Installed. This will be achieved through: -Change operation parameters in order to achieve at least 35% CO2 intensity reduction per tonne of hot rolled coil compared to the conventional blast furnace BOF route through: >Combined iron ore and scrap operation with a scrap rate of 350kg/thm; >Partially replacing coal injection with sustainable biomass injection (at least 40%); >Minimising coal rate by maximising energy use in the reactor, through balancing the energy between the upper and lower part of the reactor (<700 kg coal per tonne hot metal in pilot reactor); >Using limestone instead of burnt lime as a fluxing agent; >Quantifying potential for energy recovery from hot off-gas by installing boiler test panels; >Making the process CCS ready by having process gas suitable for CCS with little or no processing by replacing compressed air and N2 carrier gasses with CO2 and CH4 as carrier gas; -Operation of the HIsarna pilot plant for several months continuously in order to establish process and equipment stability; -Test process conditions and validate for scale up to 0.8 Mtpa plant


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: NMBP-08-2016 | Award Amount: 9.02M | Year: 2016

6 of the European carmakers (DAIMLER, VW, TME, CRF, VOLVO, Opel), under the coordination of EUCAR, have joined forces to commonly address the high cost issue of innovations in vehicle lightweighting, having identified it as the major bottleneck towards their implementation in vehicle series and mass production. The AffordabLe LIghtweight Automobiles AlliaNCE (ALLIANCE) has the ambition to develop novel advanced materials (steel, aluminium, hybrid) and production technologies, aiming at an average 25% weight reduction over 100k units/year, at costs of <3 /kg. Additionally, ALLIANCE will develop a mass-optimizer software tool and a multi-parameter design optimisation methodology and process, aiming at an accelerated pre-assessment of technologies over existing designs in a holistic framework. ALLIANCE will work on 8 different demonstrators of real vehicle models, 6 of which will be physically tested, aiming at market application by OEMs within 6 years from project end (in 2025). A transferability and scalability methodology will also be developed for results replication across other vehicle components and models in other segments. ALLIANCE aims at becoming a central hub for innovation in lightweight design in Europe. To do so, it will establish an open inclusive framework towards external centres and clusters in this field, involving them in ALLIANCE development through an open lightweight design contest and dedicated workshops.

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