The Switch, a Yaskawa company, is a specialist in advanced drive train technology. The company’s main focus areas are wind, marine and special industrial solutions.
For the marine industry, The Switch produces shaft generators that now include a new counter-flux rotor solution. The innovative concept ensures safe vessel operation in case of an unlikely short-circuit fault at sea by de-energizing the shaft generator.
The company was looking for a way to demonstrate the functionalities and advanced technology of the innovation.
The solution – detailed 3D animation to show the technical advances and to highlight customer value
The technology is complex and the size of the actual products is very large: each generator weighing several tons. The magic – mechanically separating the generator from the propeller shaft in less than 10 minutes in case of a failure – happens where no eye can see, deep inside the large generator, located deep inside a large marine vessel. A real life demonstration of how the rotors work would be more than challenging.
Stereoscape helped The Switch to overcome the challenge by creating a photorealistic 3D visualisation from existing CAD models. The 90-second animation takes the viewers inside a marine vessel and inside the generator to show how the counter-flux rotor concept works.
The animation is displayed within a transparent showcase to further enhance the visual effect. A separate 2D version was created for multichannel use, for example online.