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Project details: Intelligent vice drive with sensorless torque evaluation

 

Industries

  • Mechanical Enigneering, Special Mechanical Engineering

 

Technology fields

  • Measurement, Control and Regulation Technology

 

Project requirements

  • The aim of the project was to develop an intelligent electrical vice drive, consisting of an engine and a display unit, to enable more ergonomic working conditions on machine tools. The display unit allows an easy configuration and visualizes the clamping force and the force gradient of the clamping procedure. The motor unit determines with high accuracy and without sensors the applied torque up to 40 Nm, controls a BLDC motor, monitors operating states and communicates with the display unit.

 

Facts / Highlights

  • Compact, maintenance-free BLDC drive with an integrated control
  • Protection against overcurrent and overtemperature
  • Precise, Hall-based position sensor directly on the engine controller
  • Parameter transfer, control commands and software update via digital interface

 

Services of KNESTEL

  • Mechanical construction and screen design, development of hardware and software, prototyping, EMC testing, serial introduction and production

 

Possible applications

  • Convenient assembly aids
  • Exact torques required

 

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Project details: Projective, capacitive touchscreen input device with Android user interface

 


 

 

Industries

  • Facility Management, Mechanical Enigneering, Medical Technology

 

Technology fields

  • Bus Systems and Radio, Intuitive Input Devices, Software Development, CAE

 

Project requirements

  • The aim of the project was to develop a modern user interface with multi-touch (projective capacitive), LED backlit logo, color-controlled backlit capacitive buttons and various multimedia functionalities. As an operating system the easy to use and freely available Android was chosen, which was customized subsequently.

 

Facts / Highlights

  • Multi-Touch and conventional mouse control possible
  • Customized internal and external interfaces
  • Applicable for measurement, control and regulation tasks
  • ARM Cortex processor architecture without fans and large heat sinks
  • Android App Software Development
  • Fieldbus connection possible
  • Wipeable on the whole screen
  • Hygienic and robust

 

Services of KNESTEL

  • Hardware: complete hardware design from the requirements specification to the finished board, serial introduction, product maintenance
  • Software: custom Android-based operating system, software development for automatization and the display, app development

 

Possible applications

  • Android and Linux based input devices
  • Machine and device control with different touchscreen technologies (projective, capacitive, resistive)
  • Customized hardware and software development of various input devices, followed by OEM production and product maintenance

 

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Project details: HMI Human-Machine-Interface

 
  

Industries

  • Automotive, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology

 

Technology fields

  • Measurement, Control and Regulation Technology; Software Development, Bus Systems and Radio, Image Processing, CAE, Intuitive Input Devices

 

Project requirements

  • The aim of the project was to develop a platform for an HMI (Human Machine Interface), which offers the possibility to connect a display and provides a variety of interfaces. Among others, the module should also provide the opportunity to accomplish control and regulation tasks.

 

Facts / Highlights

  • 600 MHz ARM processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 7 "or 10.4" display with resistive or capacitive touch
  • HDMI, LAN, RS232, CAN bus
  • 4x USB
  • serial output (TTL) Audio Out
  • microSD Card Reader, Realtime-Clock

 

Services of KNESTEL

  • Target price estimate, project management, requirements specification, project planning, development hardware, electrical and mechanical construction, EMC testing, prototyping, serial production

 

Possible applications

  • HMI tasks such as measuring instruments, custom control and regulation tasks with touch input
  • Data processing and networking tasks

 

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Project details: Battery powered low voltage converter with SiL-2 wireless network

 

 

Industries

  • Mechanical Engineering, Propulsion Technology

 

Technology fields

  • Propulsion Technology, Software Development, Bus Systems and Radio; Measurement, Control and Regulation Technology

 

Project requirements

  • The aim of the project was the development and production of engine and device control for a Mobile Column Lift in various deployments and environmental conditions. A particular challenge is the suitability for especially heavy loads, but also the everyday operation of garages or breakdown services under changing environmental influences. The individual columns of the lifting platform are both, wireless with battery and SIL-2 compliant communication via radio, as well as stationary operated with power supply and CAN bus. Due to the necessary electronic synchronization control in uneven load distribution and to the applicable safety monitoring of the possibly radio-operated system, the functional safety of the composite poses a major challenge. In battery mode is a simultaneous operation of up to eight columns, in network operation of up to twelve columns possible. Each column is equipped with an operating element.

 

Services of KNESTEL

  • Potential analysis, target price estimate, project management, requirements specification, project planning, development of software and hardware, electrical construction, EMC testing, prototyping, serial production

 

Facts / Highlights

  • Spray and condensation-proof control technology and supply unit
  • Functional safety SIL-2 (IEC 61508) even with wireless networking of pillars
  • Power supply via battery (48V DC), possible motor currents up to 100A
  • Networking via CAN-bus or radio

 

Possible applications

  • Autonomous, battery-powered systems
  • Mobile lifting and transport vehicles
  • Electric drives of all kinds

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Project details: Fanless, waterproof dual frequency converter conforming to IP67

 

 

 

Industries

  • Mechanical Engineering, Propulsion Technology

 

Technology fields

  • Propulsion Technology, Software Development; Measurement, Control and Regulation Technology

 

Project requirements

  • The aim of the project was the development of a waterproof dual frequency converter for the most adverse conditions, in order to control a shock absorber test bench in car workshops. Due to the use under particularly harsh environmental conditions - rain water, oil or other fluid loss - the housing had to correspond IP67. This meant that the cooling had to be realized without a fan or ventilation slots. Additional requirements were a quick and physical verification of the shock absorbers, an automatic test start after loading the test panels, a fully automatic test sequence, as well as the possibility of frequency controlled noise detection.

 

Services of KNESTEL

  • Potential analysis, target price estimate, project management, requirements specification, project planning, development of software and hardware, electrical construction, EMC testing, prototyping, serial production

 

Facts / Highlights

  • waterproof housing IP67
  • fully automatic test sequence
  • High-precision measurement principle over Lehr's damping measure
  • Search function for background noises on the vehicle

 

Possible applications

  • agricultural engineering
  • construction machines
  • test benches
  • from liquids or weather unprotected locations

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Project details: Medical technology compliant OEM servo controller with Power Factor Correction (PFC)

 

 

Industries

  • Medical Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Propulsion Technology

 

Technology fields

  • Propulsion Technology

 

Project requirements

  • The aim of the project was the development of a servo controller with input-side Power Factor Correction (PFC) for sensorless control of permanent-magnet synchronous motor with subsequent production. Special challenge here was the fulfillment of conformity for medical technology products in accordance with the guidelines of EN 60601.

 

Services of KNESTEL

  • Potential analysis, target price estimate, project management, requirements specification, project planning, development software and hardware, electrical and mechanical construction, EMC testing, prototyping, serial production

 

Facts / Highlights

  • Wide-range voltage input by PFC
  • Medicine technically standards-compliant leakage (<0.5 mA) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) without isolating transformer
  • Operation of a synchronous motor with 22,000 U/min
  • Sensorless control by observer-based approach
  • Limiting the max. performance by overriding control
  • Parameterization via smartphone / tablet / WiFi
  • Co-processor for PLC functionality
  • High efficiency
  • Fieldbus connection

 

Possible applications

  • Customized propulsion solutions in all sectors and areas with wide-range power supply and the highest standards of EMC, system perturbation and leakage currents.

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Project details: Self-sufficient machine control module with bus connection

 


 

 

Industries

  • Mechanical Engineering, Propulsion Technology

 

Technology fields

  • Propulsion Technology, Software Development, Bus Systems and Radio, CAE, Intuitive Input Devices; Measurement, Control and Regulation Technology

 

Project requirements

  • The aim of the project was the development of a motor control for two BLDC- and one stepper motor. Various interfaces, inputs for sensors and outputs for actuators as well as the usability with keyboard were further requirements. In addition, a pressure sensor in a very limited installation space, fanless operation and a CANopen bus connection is realized

 

Facts / Highlights

  • Two stages for three-phase motors up to 350W and a stepper motor stage for bipolar stepper motors up to 150W with encoder inputs
  • 2 CAN-interfaces (galvanically isolated)
  • RS485 and RS232 interface
  • Integrated pressure sensor
  • Precisely tailored to the application
  • Modular, compact, easy configuration

 

Services of KNESTEL

  • Specification of Requirements, project planning, development of software and hardware, EMC testing, serial production

 

Possible applications

  • Machinery and plant construction
  • General propulsion technology
  • Automation technology
  • Distributed systems

 

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Project details: OEM Dual frequency inverter

 

 

 

Industries

  • Mechanical Engineering, Propulsion Technology

 

Technology fields

  • Propulsion Technology, Bus Systems and Radio, CAE; Measurement, Control and Regulation Technology

 

Project requirements

  • The aim of the project was the development and subsequent production of a highly efficient, rotational speed- and torque stable (vector control), fanless dual frequency inverter with 1 kW continuous power and 50% overload capability per engine. Also appreciable are the rough area of application (among other things, dirt, conductive dust) as well as the additional integrated peripherals (sensors, actuators, stepper motor, bus connection). The inverter can be operated with 230V AC power supply and optional equipped with a PFC (Power Factor Correction). Thereby lower system perturbations and also the wide voltage range (90V-264V) can be realized.

 

Services of KNESTEL

  • Potential analysis, target price estimate, project management, requirements specification, project planning, development of software and hardware, electrical and mechanical construction, EMC testing, prototyping, serial production

 

Facts / Highlights

  • PFC: Power Factor Correction
  • Fanless, completely closed
  • Synthesis of various propulsion technologies
  • High price advantage to standard inverters
  • Minimal training required by the service employees due to compact operating software

 

Possible applications

  • Motor control: highly accurate and efficient electric
    propulsion
    • DC, BLDC (Brushless DC), EC, 1 ~ AC, asynchronous threephase motors, permanently excited synchronous machines
    • Power range: a few watts up to several 100 kW
    • Voltage Range: DC low voltage (e.g. 24V) over 230V AC to 660V AC
  • Engine and component simulation: An elctrical motor is simulated realistically in a real-time simulation in software on a motor-simulation model.
  • Battery simulation: for this, battery technologies are simulated realistically in a real-time simulation on a battery simulation model

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