Global Research Manager, ABB
Daniel Wäppling is a Global Research Manager in ABB Corporate Research. He is in charge of competence development, strategic technology management, and project portfolio management in Mechanics and Robotics. Daniel joined ABB in 1998 and has been serving as R&D Engineer, Project Manager, Robot Specialist, Principal Scientist, Global System Architect, Senior Principal Engineer, and Program Manager prior to his current position.
The industrial automation market is challenging and to be successful new products/solutions should:
- Cost less
- Be more reliable
- Have better performance
- Consume less energy
The major challenges that ABB sees and how we use multidisciplinary design optimization as one tool to respond to these challenges will be presented. The impact of design optimization will be exemplified by some recent product launches from ABB.