In a ground-breaking multinational collaboration, ac&e have completed the first phase of a €160,000 robotics software contract with global engineering fabrication and erection company CIMTAS.
ac&e’s powerful StruCIM® robotics software is the key to the collaboration with REIS Robotics of Germany and drives the REIS robot oxy-acetylene cutting system. This has enabled CIMTAS to fully automate its structural steel beam and plate cutting for fabrication of the 2.7 km Izmit Bay Bridge, Turkey.
The synergy of robotics software and hardware has provided CIMTAS with an outstanding package of benefits including:
• Increased throughput of 50%
• Automated loading and cutting of stock work pieces
• Reduced scrap and reduced rework
The StruCIM® cutting environment in tandem with REIS robots adds a significant automation capability to the CIMTAS operations. Of particular importance is the automatic development of workcell tool instruction from CAD models. The increased throughput will result in significant savings for CIMTAS over the period of the project, with a return on investment of approximately nine months.
Due to the success of the project, ac&e have now provided a new robotics cell for cutting complex pipe profiles for offshore engineering and welding plates as part of the bridge project. June 6, 2014
Automotive manufacturer, DaimlerChrysler is using Cmmsimulator, the 3D coordinate measurement machine (CMM) simulation program, to verify programs for tactile CMMs at its Mercedes Technology Centre (MTC) in Sindelfingen, Germany.
July 8, 2012
Leading marine renewable energy company Minesto, has together with eight partners, including ac&e, received EUR 5.1 million, to develop the Deep Green technology within a project named PowerKite. The project will be financed through EU Horizon 2020.EU has a strong ambition to develop the field of marine energy and has quadrupled its budget over the next four years. To utilize the oceans is something that also has been prioritized at the climate meeting in Paris, COP21, in programs such as ”Energy and water: a nexus for development and adaptation to climate change” and ”Ocean solutions for our climate: mitigation through marine innovation”.
Together with eight partners Minesto now have now secured EUR 5.1 million to improve the Deep Green technology’s robustness and performance. The aim is to develop the next generation of the Deep Green power plant; to give it a better performance, a longer life expectancy and improved reliability, all in order to further reduce costs for generating electricity from tides and ocean currents.
Minestos partners consists of the Belgian electricity company Laborelec, a subsidiary of Engie, the world’s largest private electricity company, Chalmers University of Technology, Midroc Project Management AB, SSPA Sweden AB, UW-Elast, Moorlink Solutions AB and ac&e and Queens University Belfast in the United Kingdom.
“Succeeding in establishing development projects with leading players in Europe like this, is a proof of the interest in our product and our ability to establish large projects”, said Anders Jansson, CEO of Minesto. ”Being able to take part in this effort on marine energy, by the EU, is of course highly pleasing, motivating and extremely important.”
The project will run for 30 months, and the consortium will cover the science areas that are necessary to improve product performance, and ensure environmental standards as well as the requirements of customers.
“We have been involved in the marine energy sector for a number of years and we are delighted to be part of the PowerKite project”, said Ana Novak, Project Manager, ENGIE Lab. ”The Deep Green technology is focusing on proving cost-efficient use of low velocity tidal streams which could be beneficial for the tidal sector as a whole.”
Minesto was recently listed on NASDAQ First North in Stockholm, giving the company a capital injection of EUR 15.5 million on top of other recent funding from the European Regional Development Funds through the Welsh Government (EUR 13 million) and KIC InnoEnergy (EUR 3.5 million).
Overall, Minesto has received investments of circa EUR 37 million in 2015, in order to be able to accelerate its efforts to become one of the leading actors worldwide in the marine energy sector.
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Minesto is a marine energy company whose mission is to minimize the global footprint of the energy industry by enabling commercial power production from low velocity tidal and ocean currents. Minesto’s award winning and patented product, Deep Green, is the only proven marine power plant that operates cost efficiently in areas with low velocity currents. In May 2015, Minesto secured a €13m investment from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government for the commercial rollout of Deep Green. Minesto was founded in 2007 and is based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Anglesey, Wales and Northern Ireland. The major shareholders in Minesto are BGA Invest and Midroc New Technology. Anders Jansson is the company’s CEO. Read more about Minesto at www.minesto.com.
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UK pioneers in design and manufacturing simulation, ac&e, have entered a powerful partnership with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) specialists NUMECA International. Headquartered in Brussels, NUMECA is a leading developer and provider of grid generation, multiphysics CFD and multidisciplinary (conjugate heat transfer, aero- and vibro-acoustics, fluid-structure interactions) simulation and optimization software for industrial products and processes. Through this new partnership, NUMECA announces an even greater consolidation of its presence on the world stage.
NUMECA’s leading technologies strengthen ac&e’s existing portfolio of design simulation solutions, which is underpinned by its high performance computing capabilities, and enables it to deliver greater productivity in the computational design and analysis process. This enables ac&e’s prestigious client base, which spans some of the world’s leading industries, to achieve better design analysis solutions faster, and at reduced cost.
Leader in the field of flow simulations and optimization and in particular in the field of turbomachinery, marine, aeronautics, aerospace and multiphysics, NUMECA offers an extended suite of software covering a broad range of applications for both internal and external flows. NUMECA product developments are based on a range of unique innovative technology, offering strong reduction of simulation cost and time.
Anthony Mosquera, Manager of Design Services at ac&e, sees a unique proposition coming from the partnership:
“NUMECA products are used by world class leaders including aeronautics, space, automotive and energy, which reflects our own diverse portfolio. What we see in these industries is the need to generate results from complex challenges much faster than before. I am genuinely excited about this partnership as it addresses very real challenges.”
Aji Purwanto, Business Development Director at NUMECA International is equally buoyant: “ac&e provides an ideal partner for us to sell and support our software solutions into the UK and Irish markets. They can integrate our solutions into their existing software offering, and deliver greater productivity to leading industries in the region. Our partnership with ac&e will give faster and stronger response to specific industrial requirements with customer satisfaction as our main objective.”
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NUMECA International is a leading developer and provider of Grid Generation, Multiphysics CFD and Multidisciplinary (Conjugate Heat Transfer, Aero- and Vibro Acoustics, Fluid-structure interactions) simulation and optimization software for industrial products and processes. Based on original and innovative technology, NUMECA software systems are largely recognized for their superior performances and fidelity with unique application-driven features.
NUMECA Int. has its headquarters and main development teams in Brussels, Belgium and is present worldwide with subsidiaries in China, India, Japan and USA. July 17, 2015
BAE Systems’ Hawk Synthetic Training Facility (HSTF) at RAF Valley provides a training facility for trainee pilots, instructors and air traffic controllers. The £60 million+ simulation facility operates at 99.86% availability, 14 hours per day and relies heavily on ac&e’s dedicated and bespoke support. Download the HSTF case study: December 10, 2014
Applied Computing & Engineering Ltd (AC&E) has developed a high performance Linux cluster for Lockheed-Martin UK INSYS to simulate warhead design and to produce high fidelity synthetic imagery in real time.
July 8, 2012