2C Innovation Lab
OUR ENGINEERING PLAYGROUND
One of the most important “development tools” is our Innovation Lab. Commonly referred to as The Hall, this is the 250 sqm of floor space and 6.5 meter of ceiling height which is used for putting our ideas into practice, building prototypes and experimenting with different solutions.
It is equipped with a wide range of machinery such as lathes, cutting machines, bending machines, a myriad of different hand tools, measuring equipment, LAF bench, sand blaster, paint units, microscopes, soldering equipment, etc. etc.
Clients who do not have their own testing facilities are free to come and use our space, or can work with us here in the practical development of their devices.
We also have the capacity to perform small scale production of products and devices if needed. The Innovation Lab is versatile, and we can adapt the facility to your needs e.g., in cases where there might be a need to start production before your long-term production facility is set up.
The 2C Innovation Lab is located in the Mølleå building (left) and was originally used for dying the long pieces of curtains, hence the 6.5 meter heigh ceiling. This photo of the factory is from 1901. The working conditions at the factory were known to be above the standards of the time and the workers were proud employees. As they are today!
"KEW" has become our company mascot. It resides in the Innovation Lab and it will be on show when we exhibit at technology fairs. The Kewet is a fully electrical car (EV) from 1994 that was the brainchild of the successful Danish industrialist Knud Erik Westergaard who is best known for manufacturing high-pressure cleaners.
Westergaard engaged the industrial designer Lars Kjærulf to draw the car. More than 30 years after it was conceived, we think the design is still crisp and timeless. Only about 1000 cars ever came off the production line; it did not become the success that it was destined for, despite the need for environmentally friendly transportation already being obvious.
Westergaard was ahead of his time, and tried to raise 100M DKK to continue the development but couldn’t find an investor and had to give up his vision. IMAGINE IF the development of the EV had continued here in Denmark… we could have become the EV center of the world rather than Tesla in Cupertino, California!
Luckily, EVs are now recognised as the way forwards and 2C has had the pleasure of being involved in several EV-related projects e.g., the design of state-of-the-art EV charging stations for Nerve Smart Systems. In this way we can contribute to getting innovative world-changing technologies off the ground, and helping design a sustainable future.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: Kewet (MK4)
Year of manufacture: 1991 (MK1), 1994 (MK4)
Year of design: 1988
Crash tested: Standard TNO ECE-12 Crash test (50 km/h)
Current: 60 Volt
Motor: Thrige Titan (Odense), 10 kW
Batteries: Pb 10 x 12V 73 Ah
Drive: Rear wheel drive (RWD)
Consumption: 10 kWh/100km
Weight: 820 kg in total (batteries 245 kg)
Length: 2442 mm
Width: 1425 mm
Height: 1520 mm
Range: 50-80 km (economical driving)
Max speed: 75 km/h
Acceleration: 0-50 km/h less than 10 sec.