Research & Development

MACCON is an important partner of industry and of many Universities and research institutes, when special applications for Motion Control are demanded or Motion Control technologies themselves are to be improved.

We supply both fast and precise motor and positioning systems for research applications, including systems with many axes etc.

We are also involved in many research projects at national and European leave.

Current research projects at national and European level

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ADEPTAdvanced Electric Powertrain Technology
AktiWaActively erased pressure roller 
E-SEMAElectric Smart Electro-Mechanical Actuator for gas turbine engines 
MaTEMagnet-free traction motors for electromobility 
PitchERMagnetless pitch drive in wind turbines by using electric transverse flux reluctance machines. 
SKLEWU (Komrol)SCalable SiC power electronics for converters and inverters (compact and robust power electronics) 
TEMA-UAVDesign and Evaluation of Fault-Tolerant Electro-Mechanical Actuators for Flight Controls of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 
TransinnoInnovative linear motor of high force density with passive stator based on transversal technology 

We are also a R&D partner of the early development departments of the German automobile industry.

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TEMA-UAV: Design and Evaluation of Fault-Tolerant Electro-Mechanical Actuators for Flight Controls of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Electro-mechanical actuators (EMAs) are a primary actuation technology for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Intensive research has been conducted for designing and evaluating fault-tolerant EMAs for flight controls of UAVs to ensure their compliance with new airworthiness requirements for safe operation over civilian zones. The state-of-the-art research involves several fault-tolerant architectures for EMAs based on parallel electric motors or a single motor with internal fault-tolerant features. In this study, a fault-tolerant architecture is introduced, comprised of two serial electric motors driven by two isolated controllers and a health monitoring system. The procedures of developing various fault-tolerant features are discussed with a deep focus on designing health monitoring functions and evaluating their influence on the overall actuator stability and availability. This work has been conducted and evaluated based on operational data for ALAADy: a heavy gyrocopter-type UAV at DLR (German Aerospace Center).