Our Equipment

By contacting any of our centres we will connect you to the right expertise in the Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres network.

DER-IC North East

DER-IC North East is part of Newcastle University and is located near the International Advanced Manufacturing Park, Sunderland, the heart of the region’s advanced manufacturing base.

Power Electronic Assembly Line is located within a cleanroom, state-of-the-art, flexible, industry-representative equipment enables custom packaging of silicon die, devices and circuitry, and surface mount circuit board manufacture and inspection. Specialist inspection and diagnostic equipment enables verification of manufacturing process quality.

Electrical Machines Assembly Line includes a range of flexible, automated assembly, and test and measurement equipment, providing an end-to-end platform for electrical machine manufacturing process development.

To contact DER-IC NE, email northeast@der-ic.org.uk.

DER-IC Midlands

DER-IC Midlands is led by WMG at the University of Warwick and includes the Power Electronics and Machines Centre (PEMC) at the University of Nottingham. The equipment includes:

High Frequency Coil Manufacturing and Magnetic Test Characterisation with capability to develop and manufacture electrical machines to operate at higher frequencies – Based at the University of Nottingham PEMC

Power Electronics Reliability and Failure Analysis Facility focusing on improving reliability and robustness – Based at the University of Warwick

Winding Centre of Excellence is a facility for UK supply chain companies to manufacture discrete hairpin machines to production quality – Based at WMG

To contact DER-IC Midlands, email midlands@der-ic.org.uk.

DER-IC South West and Wales

Led by the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult from the Innovation Centre in Newport. The equipment includes:

Wide Bandgap Power Electronics Component Industrial Pilot Line is the first phase of plan to create a sovereign WBG PE supply chain – Based at Swansea University

Recycled Sintered Magnets Production Line for a more secure UK ‘end to end’ supply chain for recycled rare earth magnets from processed oxides – Based at the University of Birmingham

Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult Prototype Facility is a facility to prototype ceramic and copper elements and sub-assemblies within highly integrated PE modules – Based in the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult.

To contact DER-IC South West and Wales, email southwestandwales@der-ic.org.uk.

DER-IC Scotland

Led by the University of Strathclyde and anchoring innovative power systems and manufacturing capability across NMIS and PNDC. The equipment is based at the University of Strathclyde.

High Power Integrated Electric Propulsion and Powertrains Accelerator is an innovative propulsion and powertrain systems validation capability at MW scale with representative, industry-scale power hardware in the loop infrastructure applicable to the energy, marine, aerospace, rail and off-highway sectors.

To contact DER-IC Scotland, email scotland@der-ic.org.uk.