Swissloop once again calls upon Stäubli?s performance and know-how

On June 12, Swissloop?s 2019 pod was presented in Zurich, called ?Claude Nicollier?.

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(PresseBox) - In July, the Swiss ETH?s young project team members will once again take part in Elon Musk?s Hyperloop Competition in California with their transport capsule. St

A new round of Elon Musk?s Hyperloop Competition for high-speed transport systems in evacuated tubes will soon take place, following the pre-qualifications that were held in fall last year. The technical concept of the newly formed young Swissloop team from the Zurich ETH proved convincing and in the second examination round at the beginning of the year they got the positive answer for the trip to the SpaceX launch site.

Mastering challenges

The technical specifications for the competition are clear: the transport capsule must ensure maximum speed, self-propulsion and successful deceleration. The benchmark set by last year?s winner was 284 mph. The construction must be light, but robust, in order to withstand the forces. The engineering team for the batteries and power must develop a solution that ensures both high performance and resistance to vacuum conditions. Alongside inventive spirit, creativity, expertise and strength of purpose, the team is also looking for industry partners with know-how and technological solutions. As such, a large number of sponsors are supporting the Swissloop team, not only financially, but also in terms of machine tools, knowledge and materials.

Loss-free power transmission


An awesome experience for young talent

Miguel Angel Quero Corrales is an electrical engineer and is responsible for development and battery design within the young team. He says ?We needed connectors that could ensure minimal contact resistance and high energy efficiency, without allowing power to be lost. The robustness of the CombiTac systems and the many possible combinations from low voltages to signal transfer for battery management and power contacts for the energy all made CombiTac the perfect solution for us.?

For the members of the Swissloop team, the project promises to be a truly unique experience. Tamara Hoffmann (mechanics and construction) says ?We are part of a real, comprehensive process, from the first vague ideas, the plan printing and CAD models, to calculations and up to the finished, fully functioning components as part of the whole in a high-power and high-speed competition.? The talented young engineers benefit from exchanges with specialists from expert manufacturers and will now be working at full speed in the last weeks before shipping their creation and traveling to the fourth annual Hyperloop Pod competition in Los Angeles on July 21.


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Stäubli bietet innovative Mechatronik-Lösungen in den drei Kernbereichen Connectors, Robotics und Textile. Gegründet 1892, ist Stäubli heute ein internationaler Konzern mit Hauptsitz in Pfäffikon, Schweiz, und beschäftigt weltweit mehr als 5500 Mitarbeiter. Stäubli ist in 29 Ländern mit Produktions-, Vertriebs- und Service-Tochtergesellschaften präsent und wird durch Vertretungen in 50 Ländern ergänzt. Als Weltmarktführer im Bereich Connectors produziert Stäubli Schnellkupplungssysteme für alle Arten von Flüssigkeiten, Gasen und elektrischer Energie. Das Electrical Connectors Produktportfolio (ehemals Multi-Contact) reicht von Miniatur- bis hin zu Hochleistungssteckverbindern für Energieübertragung, Automationsindustrie, Transportwesen, Prüf- und Messtechnik. In der Photovoltaik ist Stäubli mit seinen Steckverbinderkomponenten MC4 Weltmarktführer. Kernstück aller elektrischen Steckverbinder von Stäubli ist die einzigartige MULTILAM-Technologie.

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Date: 06/18/2019 - 06:06
Language: English
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