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Alma (2023-2026)

The ALMA project focusses on developing an Automatic Preforming Robotics System (APRS) for the lay-up of preform plies to replace the current manual process. The product is to be integrated into Siemens Gamesa (SGRE) wind turbine factories. This will enable SGRE to transition towards an automated blade manufacturing process, increasing blade output, while reducing production costs.

The ALMA project and proposed solution will thus be an enabler of preform technology at SGRE production sites. The APRS is combined with three key hardware components: a dispensing system, an end-effector and a robot on a (movable) gantry. The system is coupled with state-of-the-art system inspection software, that combined can utilize preforming tech-nology in the lay-up process for accurate detection of wrinkles and placement of plies during operation. The whole process will be simulated in order to pave the way for a digital twin that enables testing and validation of production cycles before the actual blade production.

The project is funded by EUDP - The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme. 

Find more information on EUDP site

Associate Professor Jakob Wilm
Professor Henrik Gordon Petersen

- Siemens Garmesa Renewable Energy A/S
- Airborne International BV
- DTU Civil and Mechanical Engineering
- SDU Robotics

SDU Robotics University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230

Last Updated 17.11.2023