Ambitious research and development projects granted

Morsbach, 21.09.2016. Three cooperation and project partners have received mail from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in Berlin and can look forward to now officially approved research projects within the scope of the Central Innovation Programme for small and medium-sized businesses (ZIM).

In the research project LiDraS - Innovative arc wire spraying with AC for homogeneous surface coating systems, the Institute for Machine Tools and Production Processes (IWP) at Chemnitz University with the professorship Transformative Forming and Joining (UFF) and ELMA-Tech act together as project partner.

The general objective of the technologically demanding project is a significant optimization of conventional LDS process through the use of alternating current. The aim is a comprehensive development and determination of optimal and safe process parameters for the new process - from electronic components, hardware, process control even to a comfortable interface for the operation of such a "LDS-machine".

“If the cooperation partners will be successful in controlling the new LDS AC process and put into practice, a method and the corresponding prototypical plant technology is available that will allow the project operators in the future to coat components reproducibly with significantly improved surfaces, considerably more economical and with detectable quality.”

Also in a second research and development project the TU Chemnitz is on board as one of a total of three project partners: In the project Development of a new control and regulation concept for the plasma-MIG welding process cooperates the professorship welding technology at the Institute of joining and assembly technology (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering). Second project partner is the Fellbach based ARCION GmbH (Corporation for innovative welding).

Together with ELMA-Tech GmbH as third project partner, the development partners formulate comprehensive goals for their research project: The aim is a "new development of process control variants for the plasma-MIG process" with the far-reaching goal of creating "the basis for a wide industrial market launch of the plasma-MIG process".

In accordance with the respective competencies of the three project partners also in this research project a comprehensive understanding of the plasma-MIG welding process is the aim, which provides the development of new hardware as well as a new control concept: “As a result of this research arise as products a plasma-MIG power source and a plasma-MIG welding torch, and as know-how a new understanding of the control mechanisms of the plasma-MIG process.”

Together with all parties of Arcion and TU Chemnitz, the ELMA-Tech is pleased to fruitful cooperation and sends the very best regards from the “Oberbergisches Morsbach”.

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