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Video: Cwieme 2019: Start-up Volabo Wins The Global Award
“We are e-mobility,” says Rozana Noja, exhibition manager at Cwieme, which will take place in Germany for the 25th time next year. It is the world's leading trade fair for the manufacture of electric motors, coils and transformers; this is where the manufacturers of electric motors and their components meet. The accompanying congress, which Altair supports as a partner, dealt in detail with materials, processes and the value chain - and with simulation-driven development.
Strictly speaking, electromobility is just another product of the fair. But: "The drives for electric vehicles are, of course, based on motors that have been in the industry for years - and which established companies have the know-how for their production," says Noja. "Today, for example, you also manufacture 48-volt motors."
The growing "e-mobility" industry is bringing companies back to the fair, for example Schenck Rotec, a subsidiary of the Dürr Group. The world market leader in balancing and diagnostic technology was here twelve years ago, "Electromobility has brought us back", said Peter Böhm, product manager for industrial applications and electromobility at Schenk, the novelty of his company is a fully automatic two-station balancing system for electrical anchors, which should fit flexibly into the production lines of the automobile manufacturers.
E-hall and EV trail
In order to highlight the topic of electromobility, a separate hall was available for the first time this year from May 21 to 23, 120 of the 750 exhibiting companies are involved in electromobility this year. It is often established companies that expand their traditional business. "Last year we had an" EV Trail "that guided visitors through the entire fair to the relevant companies," says Noja. "We will probably set this up again next year because more companies are active in the field of electromobility." The advantage for the companies: they do not have to be present in two halls.
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Electromobility is also bringing new participants to the fair: start-ups. Established in the area of new mobility, they are also pushing into technical areas of e-mobility. The UK Research and Innovation company, based in London, UK, therefore wants to support these startups in their own country - at least with £ 80m. Regardless, there will be more startups at Cwieme next year, that is already certain.
Start-up Volabo wins awards
This year's visit to the fair was particularly gratifying for a start-up: Volabo. The tech start-up from the Bavarian town of Ottobrunn won three awards at the Dupont-sponsored Global Awards: "E-Motor Design of the Year" for the entry "ISCAD - Intelligent Stator Cage Drive", "Startup of the Year 2019”and the“Grand Prix Winners of the Winners Award”.
Other award categories and winners are:
- “Product of the Year”: Breuckmann eMobility GmbH, Germany, for their contribution “The Sustainable High-Performance Rotor”
- "Evolution 4.0": AIDA, Japan, for their "AIDA Information Care System - AiCARE"
- “Outstanding Contribution to Industry” Motor Design Ltd, GBR, Dave Staton, Founder & President
New companies and more visitors
"In the coming years, more new companies will win the awards," says Rozana Noja. Because: The fair is growing, also at the two other locations Shanghai and Chicago. As of this year, a separate trade fair team has been on site in the USA to organize the event. So far, this has been done from London, where the trade fair operator ITE is based. "But the future of electric mobility is in China," says Noja. This can also be seen from the number of visitors in Shanghai, which was 44 percent higher in 2018 than in the previous year. "Some customers," says Noja, "are present at all three trade fairs and now know the fair almost better than I do."
The next "Coil Winding, Electric Motor & Transformer Manufacturing Exhibition" will take place from May 26 to 28, 2020 at Messe Berlin. All information about the three trade fairs is available on the Cwieme website.