Fairs and Events

10. October 2017

16th Technical Conference of VEM Group October, 10th and 11th 2017 in Wernigerode (Germany)

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING today - Technologies, trends and visions

This year‘s conference is set to embrace a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from recent technical developments in the design of three-phase machines and electric drive systems to the outlook for new drive technologies and their practical applications.
Current trends regarding materials, test methods, technical standards and legislation will similarly be placed in the spotlight. And the agenda will naturally include also innovative technologies under the heading of Industry 4.0. Manufacturers, partners and users of electric machines can look forward to the 16th TECHNICAL CONFERENCE as a source of inspiration and a platform for valuable discussion and exchanges.

Conference programme (Status as per September 15th, 2017)

1st Conference Day

Opening of the 16th Technical Conference Dr.-Ing. Torsten Kuntze
Managing director, VEM Holding
Energy efficiency and variable-speed drives Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Doppelbauer
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Electrical Engineering (ETI)
Chair of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV)
Reduction of CO2-emissions while using more energy saving motors - Indicators for a success of the implementing measure "EU/640/2009" Dr.-Ing. Peter Zwanziger
CEMEP Standardisation and
member of the CEMEP Presidents Board
Use of additive manufacturing methods
for electric machines
Prof.Dr.Ing. Bernd Ponick
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University
of Hannover
Development of a rotating transformer
set for the energy supply to critical systems
in nuclear power plants
Dipl.-Ing. Georg Kluge
Dipl.-Ing. Michael Eggerdinger
VEM Sachsenwerk GmbH, Dresden
Highly dynamic electric motors with
continuous hollow shaft
M.Sc. Martin Stolze
Krebs & Aulich GmbH
Synchronous reluctance motors:
Which data are needed for practical
Prof.Dr.-Ing. Peter Brosch
Alexander Olenberger
Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Technische Antriebselemente GmbH, Hamburg
Determination of the efficiency of PM
synchronous machines by the loss
summation method
Dipl.-Ing. Björn Deusinger
Darmstadt University of Technology
Institute of Electrical Energy Conversion
Costs and benefits of stricter efficiency classifications Michael Burghardt 
Danfoss GmbH, Offenbach
Surface insulation material for the
demanding electric motor market
Herr Semsi Akkaya
Damage to electric drives from the
perspective of an insurer
Dr.-Ing. Frank Hillmann
HDI Global SE
The road to energy transition –
Chances and obstacles
Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Fassbinder
German Cooper Institute


2nd Conference Day

Welcome to the second conference day Roland Zänger
VEM motors GmbH
Sales manager low voltage
High-output permanent-magnet
machines in drive systems
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Bach
VEM Sachsenwerk GmbH, Dresden
Efficiency classification - higher, better, stricter? Why more is not always good. Dipl.-Ing. Sylvia Blankenhagen
VEM motors Thurm GmbH
Multi-motor system as coupled DC
drives for enhanced energy efficiency
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Hofmann; PD Dr. Volkmar Müller;
Dipl.-Ing. Chris Evers

Dresden University of Technology, ETI
Practical experience in the qualification
and quality testing of insulation
systems (Type I) acc. to draft DIN EN
60034-18-41 / A1: 2016-11
Dipl.-Ing. Frank Steuer
Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Mulkau

VEM motors GmbH, Wernigerode
Non-grain oriented electrical sheet
metal packages for
rotating electrical machines
Ralf Pliquett
Getriebebau NORD GmbH & Co. KG
Requirements and solutions for directly
coupled, non-geared generators for
river-hydro-power applications
Mario Spiewack
ZPVP GmbH, Experimentelle Fabrik;
The (Converter-fed) pump drives with
special attention to the aspects of the
the ATEX Directive and standardisation
Dr.-Ing. Christian Lehrmann
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Use of transversal flux machines as
partially integrated and directly
coupled generators
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schallschmidt
Magdeburg University of Technology
Concluding discussion and
final words to the participants
End of the 16th Technical Conference  
Factory tours at VEM motors GmbH,
Meeting at the factory entrance:
Carl-Friedrich-Gauß-Str. 1
Prior registration requested


If you have any questions, please contact:

Kerstin Margila, VEM motors GmbH
Carl-Friedrich-Gauß-Straße 1
38855 Wernigerode
Tel.: +49 3943 68-3297

Lutz Schube, VEM motors GmbH
Carl-Friedrich-Gauß-Straße 1
38855 Wernigerode
Tel.: +49 3943 68-3244