Centre for Industial Electronics
Alsion, Mads Clausen Institute University of Southern Denmark
Alsion 2
6400 Sønderborg

Digitalization is changing and even disrupting products and production these years. Products are already more personalized, but now they are turning into intelligent products that are also self-adaptable to new systems/environments with sensor feedback, data logging, remote access and communication. Smart products may even be able to forecast future events. Factories are digitalized and automated with autonomous robots with equipment that adapts intelligently to changing conditions and dynamically adjusts capacity and product mix.

The Mads Clausen Institute at SDU Sønderborg is launching the Center for Industrial Electronics (CIE) in October 2019 to educate engineers for future challenges in digitalization and power electronics. This seminar offers a tour of the brand-new facilities at CIE, and researchers will present the latest results and technologies in Danish industry. Danfoss, LEGO and Linak will address digitalization and give their thoughts about developing smart products and factories of the near future.

Sign up for an inspiring day in Sønderborg where you will experience how industry and academia collaborate to develop sustainable solutions to the challenges of the future.

Registration here: https://atv-semapp.dk/smart-factories-and-products/

09:30 – 10:00 Registration and breakfast
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome
10:10 – 10:40
Smart products in power ElectronicsThomas Ebel, Head of Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE), SDU

Capacitors are one of the key components in modern power electronics. If used as a DC-Link capacitor in an electrical vehicle or in a wind mill, modern capacitor technologies are required. Due to the fact that life time and reliability expectations are steadily increasing, condition monitoring is becoming a hot topic in power electronics. The components will communicate with the environment and become smart. Several different methods of condition monitoring of capacitors will be presented.

Thomas Ebel is Associate Professor, Head of the Section Electrical Engineering (Campus Sønderborg and Odense) and Head of Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE) in Sønderborg of the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). Before this Thomas has had several positions in large companies around Europe where his focus was on Aluminum-Electrolytic-Capacitors.

10:40 – 11:10
Transforming our drives to be a smart & connectedJakob Jul Jensen, Senior Manager, Danfoss Drives A/S

If you’re looking to realize untapped potential in your systems with intelligence, you know that adding more intelligence often means adding more components, sensors and complexity. Our vision is that Danfoss intelligent drives can act as your smartest IoT sensor without the added complexity. Our intelligent drives gather data from multiple sources by leveraging internal and external sensors. They use edge intelligence to generate actionable insights and can send valuable data to any cloud platform or on-premises system, wired or wireless.

Jakob Jul Jensen is a Senior Manager, Digitalization, at Danfoss Drives. He is driving the ongoing transformation to position Danfoss Drives as the preferred digital drive partner. He advocates a successful business transformation takes outset in people, both employees and customers – their journeys and experiences. Customer centricity is key to become the preferred digital drive partner and to accelerate our digital transformation.

11:10 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00
Smart Factory from design to operation using digital twinsArne Bilberg, Associate Professor, SDU Mads Clausen Institute

This presentation will address Smart Factories based on Lean Automation and digitalization when developing adaptable, flexible and highly productive factories of the future. The presentation will demonstrate how simulation and digital twins can be used from design to operation, going from the virtual to the physical world.  The Smart Learning Factory can teach, challenge and collaborate with industry. Focus for Smart Factory research is also the SMEs.

Arne Bilberg is Section Head within Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation. His research is within Smart Factory, Lean Automation, and digital twins, where modelling, simulation and virtual reality are major tools. Arne has been and is heading a number of research projects related to automation and digitalization targeting Danish industry and SMEs.

12:00 – 12:30
Agile Innovation: Design and set-up of a smart factory with digital twinsAnita Friis Sommer, Senior Innovation Manager Industry 4.0, Lego Group

  • Innovating between complementary competences and opposing working cultures
  • Goal alignment across multidisciplinary partners in a large-scale project
  • Development of a smart factory by iterative generation of incremental prototypes

Anita Friis Sommer is Senior Innovation Manager at LEGO Group, leading the simulation agenda in Innovation in Operations. She completed a post-doctorate on process modeling at the University of Cambridge and holds a PhD in product development management from Aalborg University, Denmark. She is a double recipient of the Maurice Holland Award (2016 and 2019) for research on integration of Agile principles into product development.

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Visit to the Centre for Industrial Electronics