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Torque - The Drive Podcast

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In Drehmoment – Der Antriebspodcast, the first podcast which is all about drive technology, trade journalist Robert Weber talks to drive experts, plant operators, scientists and technicians about future technologies and the people who drive them. The episodes are all about innovative solutions for new and familiar applications, legal requirements for drive technology and new tasks for smart drive systems. From intelligent drives, artificial intelligence and machine learning to the European Green Deal and the challenges that a smart grid poses for modern drive technology: In over 20 episodes so far – most of them in German, industry experts evaluate technical developments and talk about the advantages and disadvantages of different solutions.

Danfoss engineers Jörg Dannehl and Holger Schmidt kick things off in the very first episode of Torque – The Drive Podcast. They explain how an AC drive learns and what changes condition-based monitoring brings to the world of drive technology. The idea is that the AC drive is becoming ever smarter thanks to new developments. It no longer simply controls the motor, but also detects faults. After commissioning, the intelligent drive learns the typical patterns of the plant, defines the normal state and starts monitoring as soon as it has been trained with sufficient data. Listen to this episode or any of the other episodes and take some learnings into your everyday work.

How to implement ESG in companies?
All episodes of the podcast season at a glance

In the podcast season "Implementing ESG in your company: What to do now?" we go on an ESG journey. For this purpose, we have again invited numerous experts.

‘ESG’ stands for Environmental, Social and Governance. ESG was formerly known as corporate social responsibility. In episode (1/4), tech podcaster Robert Weber reflects on ESG: "For me, ESG has always been something that is pushed by the European Union. It’s a real bureaucratic monster that makes life difficult for companies. Talking to this season’s guests, it turns out I was wrong."

Dr. Christopher Scheubel from cubemos and Marie Hammer from Danfoss explain in episode (2/4) what ESG stands for and what tasks are associated with it in companies. They agree that ESG is an opportunity for companies. Because now everyone has to strategically address issues like supply chains and energy consumption.

Anyhow, despite all opportunities, ESG also challenges companies. The topic is new, many processes have not yet been defined. Larisa Xanthopoulou and Michael Wassermann from Danfoss Drives explain in episode (3/4) how Danfoss is dealing with this challenge and offer some insights into the company’s ESG journey. "We focus on transparency and learning by sharing data and insights with our customers."

Practical advice is shared by Christine Twellmeyer and Jesper Therbo from Danfoss in episode (4/4). Christine advises in-house around measures for more energy efficiency at Danfoss sites, while Jesper shows customers and partners how to save energy and emissions in buildings with drive technology.

Do you know the energy efficiency champions in your building?

Energy is and will remain expensive. In addition, companies must reduce CO₂ emissions as part of their ESG targets. Many companies therefore invest in renewable energies such as photovoltaics on the roof or purchase green electricity. But is that enough?

Discover the hidden energy efficiency champions in your building in the EcoChampion Finder. You will learn which settings will save you the most energy, costs and emissions at the same time.

By the way, the example building in our online tool has the same dimensions as the Danfoss production site in Graasten, Denmark. All value quantities of the savings and the related calculations are related to the dimensions of this building. Start playing your energy efficiency match now!

Energy crisis: incentive for more efficiency?

The drive podcast Torque is about the energy crisis.

It is July 2022. At the moment, we are concerned about the gas storage levels. We are concerned about the energy supply in the coming fall and winter months. The supply side has us firmly in its grip. By contrast, most discussions touch only superficially on the demand side.

It is therefore essential that we talk about energy – and not just nuclear power, coal and LNG. That’s why we’ve launched a special podcast series. Our hypothesis: Industry itself can do much more to reduce its dependence – with investments in energy efficiency and electrification.

In this podcast season, we go on an energy efficiency journey – from green hydrogen to storage technology to DC grids in industry. To this end, we have invited experts to explain how the industry must position itself technologically for the coming years and what should be done in terms of energy policy.

Checklist: 9 tips for more energy efficiency with drive technology

Checklist for more energy efficiency

Energy prices are climbing to unprecedented heights. It’s time to look at energy saving measures to keep costs under control as much as possible. Do you know how you can easily and quickly realize energy savings with drive technology? With the 9-point checklist for energy-efficient drives from Danfoss Drives, you can quickly get an overview of the energy guzzlers in your plants. At the same time, the checklist highlights measures you can take to increase energy efficiency through speed control. You will learn where you can start now to increase efficiency and reduce costs in the process. Ultimately, drive technology is a key technology for greater energy efficiency in your plants and processes. It is currently the most effective and simple solution to significantly and immediately reduce energy consumption. Download the energy efficiency checklist now to achieve success easily and quickly.

Green Restart: energy efficiency, electrification and sustainability

An energy self-sufficient wastewater treatment plant

Smart technologies for greater energy efficiency, greater use of renewable energies in the industrial environment, and rapidly advancing electrification and hybridization offer important prospects for efficient and sustainable business.

In Torque – The Drive Podcast, drive experts discuss the role of drive technology in a Green Restart: How does an energy self-sufficient wastewater treatment plant work?

The wastewater treatment plant of tomorrow already exists today. It is located in Aarhus, Denmark and is inspiring water management worldwide. Hear how Claus Homann and Mads Warming converted an existing wastewater treatment plant into one of the most advanced wastewater facilities in the world.

Digital transformation: With more intelligence to better solutions

Condition-based monitoring from Danfoss Drives

Drives today are more than simple frequency controllers. In the powertrain, they are characterized by high connectivity and are important elements in modern automation systems. They act as sensors and sensor hubs; they analyze, store and process data.

In Torque – The Drive Podcast, drive experts discuss the role of drive technology for digital transformation: How and why does an AC drive learn? A new kind of maintenance: What intelligence does condition-based maintenance require? The answers can be found in Torque – The Drive Podcast.

Data must be turned into meaningful and well-understood information in order to get more intelligence into the production processes in the next step. Hear how plant operators, drive specialists and software companies work together to get the job done.

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