Aalto EL-Zon Day

2018-10-31 09:30:27 2018-10-31 15:30:32 Europe/Helsinki Aalto EL-Zon Day Come and hear how Aalto University researchers were able to improve energy efficiency by 200% and reduce energy consumption by 50% in off-road machinery and stationary applications!  http://mecheng.aalto.fi/en/midcom-permalink-1e8aa980ed4c692aa9811e8b5ee7f7e41818ea18ea1 Puumiehenkuja 5 A, 02150, Espoo

Come and hear how Aalto University researchers were able to improve energy efficiency by 200% and reduce energy consumption by 50% in off-road machinery and stationary applications! 

31.10.2018 / 09:30 - 15:30

Companies as well as faculty, staff and students of Aalto University are invited to attend the final seminar of  Electric driven zonal hydraulics (EL-Zon) research project on 31 October 2018. Come and hear how we were able to improve energy efficiency by 200% and reduce energy consumption by 50% in off-road machinery and stationary applications! 

During the EL-Zon project a concept was developed for zonal (or decentralized) hydraulics for mobile working machines and stationary (process) machinery. This idea was first introduced in the aircraft industry. In a fully zonal system, the hydraulic pumps are removed from the engine and replaced within hydraulic power-packs distributed throughout the machine. In this "more electric" architecture, multiple hydraulic power sources are utilized in each "working" zone in order to achieve energy savings and work in power-on-demand approach. This three year long project was funded by Business Finland (former Tekes). 

The event is organised in cooperation with FIMA, Forum for Intelligent Machines ry. 

Venues

Registration and presentations at Puumiehenkuja 5 A, hall 118
Lunch, research and company exhibition, laboratory open doors at Puumiehenkuja 5 E and Sähkömiehentie 4 O

Agenda

8.30–9.30 Morning coffee & registration
9.30–9.40 Opening speech
9.40–11.00 EL-Zon seminar presentations 

  • Introduction to zonal hydraulics, market state-of-the-art
  • Stationary industrial study case
  • Excavator study case
  • Mining loader study case

11.00–13.00 Lunch, research & company exhibition, open doors at labs & EL-Zon demos  
13.00–14.15 Aalto University School of Engineering research activities 
14.15–14.25 Closing words
14.25–15.30 Research & company exhibition, open doors at labs & EL-Zon demos

Registration

Participation is free of charge, but the number of attendees is limited. Please register here by 24 October, 2018

Company and research exhibition

We welcome demos/posters/slides on electrification or automatization of off-road vehicles also outside of the EL-Zon project. If you would like to present your company, your products/demos or research results during the exhibition hours (11-13 and 14.25-15.30) kindly indicate that in the registration form and/or contact D.Sc. (Tech.) Olof Calonous for details.

Further information:

#aaltoelzonday

Regarding project results:
prof. Matti Pietola, matti.pietola@aalto.fi

D.Sc. Tatiana Minav, tatiana.minav@aalto.fi

For organization of companies exhibition hall:
D.Sc. (Tech.) Olof Calonius, olof.calonius@aalto.fi