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Electrical Steel Structuring, Insulating and Assembling by means of the Laser technologies

Objective

Soft magnetic materials, made from stack of steel sheets separated by insulating layers, are becoming crucial in the various end-user industries and applications based on magnetic components and machines (transformers, sensors, actuators, motors, generators …). Experts estimate that the growth rate of soft magnetic materials will improve by 7.8% annually in the coming years! However, the technology used to manufacture steel sheets causes huge energy losses (called iron losses in addition to copper and mechanical losses) and noise (due to induced stresses and vibrations).

ESSIAL will use laser surface texturizing in order to improve the performance and functionalities of laminated magnetic circuits, while preserving a high mechanical and thermal resistance. In addition, the improved materials will be eco-friendly (no emission of pollutant during their working life); and made of materials that are easy to recycle. At the end of this four-year project, the ESSIAL consortium aims to:
- Decrease iron losses due to magnetic reversal processes by 20% (namely the excess magnetic losses).
- Control and decrease mechanical vibrations and acoustic noise by 20%.
- Make the deposition/removal of insulating layer easier for sustainable manufacturing process chains.
- Integrate new laser processes with maximum 10% price increase
- Implement innovative and unconventional technologies along the European manufacturing value chain.
- Transfer the ESSIAL technology to European clusters and companies.
Achieving these goals will help Europe reaching the objectives of the energy transition agenda, while strengthening European industrial base.

The ESSIAL consortium is composed of research centres and companies that cover the whole value chain of soft magnetic materials, with all necessary resources to carry-out the project. The project includes seven Work-Packages, ranging from manufacturing processes to up-scaling for mass production and dissemination.

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-FOF-2017

Coordinator

ECOLE SUPERIEURE D'INGENIEURS EN ELECTROTECHNIQUE ET ELECTRONIQUE D'AMIENS
Net EU contribution
€ 680 431,00
Address
Quai De La Somme 14
80082 Amiens
France

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Region
Hauts-de-France Picardie Somme
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 499,94

Participants (15)

CENTRE DE RECHERCHES METALLURGIQUES ASBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 305 412,01
Address
Rue Ravenstein 4
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ADVANCED COATINGS & CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 136 617,99
Address
Allee De L'innovation 1 - B57 Quartier Polytech 3
4000 Liege

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Liège Arr. Liège
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE TECHNOLOGIQUEMATERIAUX, METALLURGIE, PROCEDES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 422 076,25
Address
4 Rue Augustin Fresnel
57070 Metz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Grand Est Lorraine Moselle
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

INSTITUT DE METALLURGIE DU VAL DE FENSCH
France
Net EU contribution
€ 87 673,75
Address
109 Rue De Thionville
57270 Uckange

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Region
Grand Est Lorraine Moselle
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MULTITEL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 677 500,00
Address
Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 2
7000 Mons

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région wallonne Prov. Hainaut Arr. Mons
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE PICARDIE JULES VERNE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 432 550,00
Address
Chemin Du Thil
80025 Amiens

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Region
Hauts-de-France Picardie Somme
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 422 278,75
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALBATROS, SL

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 10 823,75
Address
Calle Albatros Num 7
28320 Pinto Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
JEUMONT ELECTRIC SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 447 500,00
Address
Rue De L Industrie 367
59460 Jeumont

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Region
Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EURAMATERIALS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 87 306,25
Address
41 Rue Des Metissages Cs70314
59336 Tourcoing Cedex

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Region
Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACION ANDALTEC I+D+I
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 178 062,50
Address
Poligono Industrial Canada De La Fuente Calle Vilches S/n
23600 Martos

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Andalucía Jaén
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 325 508,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LASER ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS SA
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 505 984,00
Address
Rue Louis Plescia 31
4102 Seraing

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région wallonne Prov. Liège Arr. Liège
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,06
EURONOVIA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 179 625,00
Address
46 Rue D'alesia
75014 Paris

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 3 250,00
EREA ENERGY ENGINEERING BVBA
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
Address
Ruggeveldstraat 1
2110 Wijnegen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00