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The FEMM Hub flies to Berlin!

26 May 2022

Following two years of online conferences and seminars, CWIEME 22 comes like a fresh breeze to the academic and commercial world of electrical machines.

CWIEME, whose quirky name stands for Coil Winding, Insulation, Electrical Machine Expo, is the world’s largest exhibition and conference that covers every element and application of electrical machines.

“CWIEME Berlin is where engineers, purchase managers and CEO’s spark conversations and find the components, raw materials and process machinery to produce the next generation of electric cars, household appliances, beauty technology up to delivery drones - to name but a few! Bringing together all elements of the global coil winding, transformer, electric motor, generator and e-mobility supply chain, combined with technical deep dives and two seminar stages - it’s where sales and future products are made.”

The expo in Berlin provided a platform for over 6,700 visitors to meet and discuss innovation for coil winding, transformer, electric motor, generator and e-mobility, after two years of confinement behind a dull screen monitor.

Photo of the venue for the event, Messe Berlin.

Four of the FEMM Hub researchers attended the conference in Berlin from 10-12 May 2022. Over the three days, the conference hosted over 700 exhibitors, bringing together process machinery, raw materials, components and service providers with manufacturers and industry experts. Among these exhibitors are global leaders of the electrical engineering revolution who produce electrical products of the future and offer technical development services to companies who have electrical products in their production line.

Members of the FEMM Hub at the CWIEME event.

This year, for the first time, the CWIEME offered two seminar stages where over 50 speakers were invited to discuss and ignite conversation about the depth and breadth of issues and opportunities facing the industry. All the talks given at the conference were evaluated and approved by the CWIEME Advisory Board, consisting of well known global experts from the electrical machine industry. The presentations that the FEMM Hub researchers had the opportunity to attend covered several topics, including but not limited to, electrical machine market and industry trends, decarbonisation of the electricity, process chain, smart drive controls, and fully automated optimisation tools for the production line.

At the end of the first day of the event, an Award Ceremony was held to highlight excellent projects and initiatives, and reward the outstanding work in the industry with a global recognition. The panel of presentations was closed on the final day of CWIEME by our FEMM Hub engineer Gianmarco Pisanelli.

After a very kind introduction by Gianpiero Pari, Director of Marsilli China, and member of the CWIEME advisory board, Gianmarco discussed his work around Grand Challenge 2.3 on flexible manufacturing and customisation. In his talk he discussed how his work on the robotic coil winding brings the benefits of automation to lower volume coil manufacture with the potential of offering several advantages, firstly in reducing costs through improved productivity,  but also in providing increased process reliability and greater traceability for high performance applications. 

The conference has expanded the FEMM Hub network of connections with engineers, researchers and suppliers in the electrical machines field which will ideally evolve into fruitful collaborations to help us drive the electrical revolution in the UK.

Award ceremony during which Gianmarco Pisanelli received an award.
Gianmarco Pisanelli explaining his work after receiving his award.