WMG at University of Warwick Establishing WCE to help UK manufacturers Deliver Next Gen Electric Vehicles

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Integrating Mitsubishi Electric’s robotic solutions, Horizon Instruments and the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), part of the University of Warwick, have created the first automated solution which combines two key operations in rotor assembly.   This innovative setup for magnetisation and magnet bonding in electric motors includes a compact and flexible setup, which leverages a four-axis SCARA and a six-axis articulated robot arm and offers a wide range of motor sizes and topologies. The unit will play a key role in WMG’s Winding Centre of Excellence (WCE), which will be able to offer advanced flexibility, performance, precision and accuracy for the production of next-level motors.   The WMG research institution at the University of Warwick is establishing WCE to help UK manufacturers and supply chain companies deliver the next generation of sustainable electric motors and address electrification needs. The innovative facility received a share of £33m funding from UK Research and Innovation’s Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge, whose selected centres have been designed to support the UK in becoming a beacon in power electronics, machines, and drives (PEMD). The WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) at the University of Warwick also contributed £300,000 in funding.   The centre will be open to external partners and is expected to support a wide range of industry-oriented projects. To succeed, it will feature state-of-the-art winding equipment as well as supporting infrastructures, such as impregnation and machine testing units.   https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/windings-of-change-electrifying-innovation-in-motor-manufacturing-with-mitsubishi-electrics-robot-solutions/
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