Microsystem Technology

Since 2007, the Fraunhofer IAO with the help of the joint research project developing”future construction” (FUCON) an innovation network to construct methods and strategies for the sustainable building of tomorrow. By the same author: Naveen Selvadurai. In addition to the Fraunhofer IAO, among others also Schuco, ThyssenKrupp, and the Institute for construction management of the University of Stuttgart in this network participate. The current research projects have their priorities in building strategic innovation management and the knowledge-based planning methods of digital production. The scenarios is designed for the construction industry of the future deal among other things with the theme parametric age 2020. There the possibilities for individual building are explored using innovative processes, to meet future highest customer and environmental requirements. Also, part of FUCON is building the innovation radar. This acts as a kind of library of all construction innovations and thus supports the various processes of construction planning and building research. Intelligent energy systems and greater safety in tunnels by wireless sensors the efficient use of renewable energies is a research focus of the Fraunhofer ISE.

The development of intelligent energy systems to ensure the sustainable production and use of renewable energy. The modern information and communication systems of the Fraunhofer ISE can also untapped potential and thus gradually build up a sustainable energy system. With the SmartEnergyLab, a State of the art test laboratory for energy systems in the distribution network, homes can also smart, smart grid technologies are effectively analyzed and be developed further. The Fraunhofer EMI developed an energy self-sufficient wireless sensor network in cooperation with the Institute for Microsystem Technology (IMTEK) the University of Freiburg and the EnOcean GmbH. This can improve safety in tunnels or collapse-prone buildings sustainably. Each wireless sensor node are incorporating into the walls of a building and provide a timely and clear assessment that significantly improved the safety of evacuation and rescue operations in the event of an emergency.

The effectiveness of energy-autonomous wireless sensor network could already be detected in a large-scale trial. Systematic examination of buildings in r & d Fraunhofer Alliance construction the Fraunhofer alliance building for more information about research & development of the Fraunhofer alliance building in the area includes 16 research institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Spread over 27 locations in Germany and two locations in the United States more than 4,800 employees in the institutions of the Alliance work. Objective of the alliance building is significant as research-relevant issues about building completely within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to represent and edit. As an interdisciplinary organization acting as an interface between business, research and policy. The Fraunhofer-Allianz building acts also as indicator and initiator of new and innovative topics related to the research of construction of. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft operates more than 80 research institutions, of which 60 institutions in Germany. More than 18,000 employees and staff, predominantly with natural or engineering and scientific education, edit the annual research budget of 1.7 billion euros.

Surface Heating Systems

Already used as energy-saving full heating, modern heating in the future as autonomous heating systems will bring even greater energy and financial benefits. (tdx) Due to rising energy prices, growing environmental awareness and new building regulations, the ratio of the Germans to the domestic energy supply has been changed in the last ten years. Consciously paying attention now on resource consumption and energy costs consuming cookers, for example night storage heaters, are specifically banned from homes and apartments. Instead, innovative, energy efficient heating solutions are finding their way into single – and multi-family homes as well as the floor flat construction. Modern surface heating systems used in old buildings as well as the new building as a full-fledged, highly energy-efficient heating system are particularly forward-looking. A new age of heating has begun.

In principle the surface heating systems by M-Therm are based on the mid-2010 in force which entered EU buildings directive: the goal of the Policy is to increase the energy efficiency of buildings by 2020 and to increase the use of renewable energy for heating, hot water and air conditioning. Therefore, all new buildings being built by 2020 in the Member States of the European Union, need to nearly zero-energy homes”be, i.e. they must be largely self-sufficient and mostly itself to produce the energy they need for heating, hot water, ventilation and cooling. The M-Therm surface heating system represents today a such energy-efficient solution for full-fledged living room heating. Not without reason the product was awarded 2009 innovation winner Saint-Gobain. Only 0.5 mm thin heating pathways that are invisibly attached behind floor -, wall – and ceiling coverings, convert the input power without losses directly into heat and thereby achieve a conversion efficiency of 96%. The system also powered by green electricity, if the surface heating already today to a Zero-CO2 heating system “. In addition the Exchange energy-expensive night storage heaters can be done easily and without additional costs through a modern surface heating system by the craftsmen such as the painter, the floor or Tiler.

Colt Industry

Natural air cooling by evaporation of water an investment in the future according to the principle of adiabatic cooling designed Colt international with the CoolStream an air conditioning system for a production hall on the sector of the industry – for the Environment Prize awarded the Forderpreis of the Berufsgenossenschaft followed now raw materials and chemical industry. GEALAN receives new air conditioning system manufacturer of high-quality plastic injection parts, used for example in the automotive industry for production hall which is GEALAN form GmbH. To broaden your perception, visit Clinton Family. The production facilities operate around the clock, 24 hours in three shifts per day. If it is too hot, can work neither humans nor machines without problems or errors. In particular in the production halls of the plastics industry, such problems can arise at summer temperatures, because here in addition to working on hot equipment. A major health burden for our employees was the thermal load in the injection moulding, which further increased with the continuous expansion of the production”, explains Udo Bar, Facilitymanager in GEALAN. Rose in the summer months the temperature in the workplace very often above 40 degrees Celsius, but also in the winter months, there were more than 30 degrees Celsius in the production hall, because something had to be done! “.” Adiabatic cooling system is the problem the solution of which company GEALAN has located and dealt with different aeration techniques and investment plans.

Under the premise of maximum efficiency at low maintenance costs, low maintenance and a hassle-free installation during running production in an existing Hall. Colt international designed with the CoolStream a climate system according to the principle of adiabatic cooling, upstream of a decentralised ventilation. Low-level textile air outlets air escapes through tension-free. This forms a fresh Lake, which spreads out evenly in the entire Hall on the floor of the Hall. The rising warm air takes all plastic fumes to the ceiling of the Hall and is sucked in there.