[2 March 2012] Many answers to the challenges of the future are already available. Green Party member of the Austrian National Parliament Dr. Ruperta Lichtenecker saw this for herself on her tour of ACCM today. The focus of her visit was on electric drives and sensorics as well as hydraulics. These are fields where ACCM already enjoys huge success in its research.
In electric drives, ACCM developed new motor concepts that deliver an important contribution to resource efficiency because they reduce the use of magnetic materials, which in turn require rare earth elements. In addition, these motors boast high efficiency (significantly over 90%) and enormous power density, enabling a very compact design and reducing overall material consumption.
Lichtenecker, who serves as Speaker for Economy, Research, Technology and Innovation, was impressed: “ACCM has comprehensive potential for handling the core European issues. This is reflected by their work on concrete projects in the area of resource efficiency and the results already achieved. Thus ACCM is an important center for the development of future-oriented products.”
ACCM CEO Dipl.-Ing. Gerald Schatz sees this as a core task of ACCM: “The results of our work contribute to increasing Austrian competitiveness and open doors to growth opportunities.”