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First five reasons to go to Hannover Messe

Hannover Messe is just around the corner and the preparations are well underway. Impact Foundation E in cooperation with Ministry of Science and Higher Education, NCBR, Dialog and AHK are organising the SciTech Poland zone at Hannover Messe. This year Poland is the official partner country of Hannover Messe. Hence we would like to present Polish technological solutions for industry. The main claim of SciTech Poland is Empowering Industries.

On Wednesday, April 5, at Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+, five research teams are going to present technologies they will show in Hannover Messe later this month.That’s the day The Ministry of Education is officially taking over EIT+, thereby establishing the first unit of the currently created National Technological Institute. EIT+ will become the place to develop Polish technological development.

To give you a taste of the amazing technologies you can see in SciTech Poland, here’s a short rundown of just a few things Poland has to offer:

GEM detector

Want to test the Higgs boson, the so-called “God particle”? Techtra’s GEM detector is perfect for photon detection. It combines wide dynamic range, good spatial resolution, high gain and resistance for high radiation hardness. It’s robust, lightweight, offers excellent performance and reliability and it has performed excellently in harsh environments. It’s designed in accordance with ‘plug & play’ technology, which means that it’s good to go as soon as you set it up. It’s available for commercial use and perfect not only for research centres but also universities and schools.

Energy-Efficient Synchronous Motors

It’s exactly what it says on the box. The project originates from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology and it concerns the construction of energy-efficient synchronous motors excited by permanent magnets in the full range of power ratings: from 0,750 to 1600 kW. To put it in simple terms, the motors offer good performance and are highly efficient. All that makes them a perfect substitution of induction motors that are now in common use.

Caterpillar microrobot

It’s tiny, powered by light and can carry up to ten times its mass. The University of Warsaw created this 15 mm long soft robot to mimic a real-life caterpillar. The design uses modern smart materials, namely soft polymers, capable of reversible, elastic deformation. The caterpillar microrobot is powered and controlled by light.

It can be patterned on a millimetre scale and so each of tiny segments can be controlled very accurately with a laser beam. It can walk on flat surfaces, climb a slope, push heavy (considering its size) loads and squeeze through tiny crevices. The next generation of the microrobot is expected to be able to do even more: swim, dive, and maybe even fly. In this case, the sky is literally the limit.

Pipeline Inspection Robot

In all industrial facilities, it’s important to run proper maintenance. There are thousands of kilometres of pipes, which transport different types of liquids, such as water, sewage or oil. Pipeline Inspection Robot from AGH University of Science and Technology will definitely make this difficult process much easier. It’s a tracked mobile robot with active pipe adaptation system and it uses a CCTV camera. It can enter loads of restricted or difficult to access areas and it can run checks in pipes of over ø210 mm.

Personal Rapid Transport system

PRT project is an electric car for public transport, designed by the Warsaw University of Technology. It’s driverless, can fit up to five people, and offers door-to-door services for the passengers. PTR has a hybrid drive: a pre-installed electric engine with the possibility of using another energy source. PRT designers believe in the ‘open source, open project’ approach, which means you can adapt it to the users’ needs or to the location it’s going to run.

Interested? Join SciTech Poland at Hannover Messe. You can get one of 5000 free passes to Hannover Messe!

Author Karola Gąszcz

Doing MA in English lit, specialising in fantasy, sf and comic books. ML for NaNoWriMo, gamer, cosplayer and a firm believer in new great ideas.

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