Nedschroef Machinery actively supports research in Flanders. The engineering faculties of Ghent University and the University of Antwerp have a strong tradition in technology transfer between universities and industries. In the TETRA-project OPTIMOTION (Ghent University, University of Antwerp & Flanders Make), we supported the development of a motion profile optimisation tool.
This tool, developed at the University of Antwerp & Flanders Make by Nick Van Oosterwyck, minimises the energy usage, increases performance and reduces material cost of the machines we design. This led to an average 30% saving on required drive torque and energy. The user-friendly tool that Nick developed became a part of our workflow. This allows us to help our customers minimise the total cost of ownership of their machines while at the same time enabling us to design servo driven technology ‘the first time right’, significantly reducing cost and risk of new developments.
The project team: from left to right: Bert Fransen (Nedschroef), Peter Van Puyvelde (Nedschroef), Stijn Derammelaere (UAntwerp & Flanders Make), Bart Vanwalleghem (Ugent & Flanders Make)