Laboratories

Automatisierungstechnik und Robotik - Labor

Laboratory for Automation Technology and Robotics

Automation is a highly interdisciplinary field in which essential topics of mechanical engineering, mechatronics and electrical engineering are overlapping. It goes along with the fascination to build machines that are able to run processes autonomously.

The lab is focussed on automated assembly. It is equipped with:

  • Transfer systems
  • Assembly robots
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Pneumatic, electrical and servopneumatic handling systems
  • Various sensors and actuators
  • A wide range of information and communication technology

The main components of automation technology are introduced in practical trainings. Parts of the assembly line have been developed in student projects.

Robotics is a major part of automation. A typical assembly robot (SCARA) and a universal robot as common representatives of the robotics industry are here at disposal. Both are equipped with image processing systems. Besides programming the robots directly at the line, simulation is another essential aspect of the practical training program.

Recently, the automation technology and robotics laboratory was supplemented by a range of mobile, autonomous systems. Wheeled platforms (TurtleBot, NXT and in-house developments) belong to them as well as humanoid robots (Nao), which give an insight into the complex kinematics and programming of humanoid service robots. These robots are able to play soccer as well ...

 

Room Goe 01 4 08

Head of the laboratory

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Kallweit
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 01411
kallweit(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52348
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Laboratory staff

Heiko Engemann M.Sc.
Aachener-und-Münchener-Allee 1
52074 Aachen
Room 0405
engemann(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52506
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Equipment

Assembly line with automotive transport trolley

Automated assembly line with five assembly stations, consisting of typical industrial components for assembly tasks on cylinder heads for diesel engines, such as:

  • Transfer system with points and automotive programmable transport trolley
  • Integrated four-axes assembly robot, type SCARA with safety cell
  • Gripper changing system with parallel, angular and vacuum grippers
  • Electric, pneumatic and servopneumatic handling devices
  • Screwdriving station with electronically controlled tightening parameters
  • Vibrating spiral conveyors, self-developed active depots
  • Line and station PLCs
  • Mechanical, electronic, and optical safety installations
  • PC with programming and simulation software
  • Several camera systems

Modular assembly system with double-strap transfer system

Workpiece carrier transfer system with diverts and infeeds to realize assembly task on mobile phones, consisting of:

  • Hybrid system with integrated manual assembly workstations
  • Workpiece carrier, double strap and accumulator chain transfer systems
  • Modular design with replaceable cells
  • Data transfer between stations and workpiece carriers, control technology

6-axes universal robot

  • Type RV-3SB (Mitsubishi)
  • Robot-vision-cell (Festo)
  • Reach 640 mm, ultimate load 3 kg, repetitive accuracy ± 0.02 mm
  • Long-stroke grippers, parallel grippers
  • Stationary color camera, reflex sensor, optical waveguide including computer with programming and evaluation software
  • Simulation software CIROS Studio

4-axes assembly robot

  • Type Turbo-SCARA SR60 (Bosch Rexroth)
  • Control IQ 150, teach pendant, offline programming software
  • Reach 600 mm, ultimate load 2 kg, repetitive accuracy ± 0.025 mm
  • Parallel, angular, vacuum grippers, gripper change system
  • Safety cell

Humanoid robots (Nao)

  • Five humanoid Nao robots with 25 degrees of freedom by Aldebaran Robotics (RoboCup standard platform)
  • Simulation and control software

Mobile, autonomous robots

  • One TurtleBot, consisting of iRobot Create, Netbook, Kinect sensor, and ROS
  • One iRobot Roomba 555 robot vacuum cleaner with Kinect sensor

Bahnsystemtechnik - Labor

Laboratory for Railway Systems Engineering

The opening of the laboratory goes along with the introduction of the bachelor degree program Railway Systems Engineering (B.Eng.) at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences in 2010.

The lab is used for presentations and tests regarding various aspects of railway technology. Students of the degree program have also the opportunity to use the lab as learning and tutorial room. The lab is equipped with a wheel-rail-system model, a cab driving simulator and a model railway with a railway control center simulation, which includes a demonstration of the project FlexCargoRail.

As the laboratory is still in its set-up phase and not yet in its final location, its equipment has not yet been finalized. For example, there are plans to purchase a railway control center simulation that provides work places for approximately eight students.

Equipment

  • Cab driving simulator TRAXX II
  • Railway control center simulation ESTWsim
  • Model railway with SpDrS60 simulation
  • Model for track guiding

Room Goe 03 4 08
T +49.241.6009 52422

Head of the laboratory

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Enning
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 01406
enning(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52461
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Laboratory staff

Dipl.-Ing. Tim Tappert
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 03404
tappert(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52472
F: +49.241.6009 52681

CAD - Labor

CAD Laboratory

Practical trainings

The CAD lab is used for the following practical trainings:

  • Basics of CAD
  • CAD/CAM

The participation in Basics of CAD is compulsory for all students. Here they learn the basic 3D techniques required for using a CAD system. The training is performed in groups with 15 person.

The CAD/CAM practical training comprises two parts: In the first part (CAD), the capabilities of modern CAD systems are demonstrated. Students are introduced to ways of modeling and assembly modeling and much more by using the Inventor CAD system.

In the second part of the training (CAM), students deal with the computer-aided generation of milling programs. This part of the training takes place in the CAD/CAM lab.

Room Goe 03307

Head of the laboratory

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Pamela Stöcker
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 03301
pamela.stoecker(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52487
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Laboratory staff

Dipl.-Ing. Josef Schmertz
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 02308
schmertz(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52376

Equipment

Hardware

  • 21 PC  systems
    • Precision Tx610 (Dell)
    • 27"- und 24"- monitors (Dell)
    • 3D-mouse (3DConnexion)

Software

  • Inventor Prof. 2014 (Autodesk)
  • Mechanical desktop, AutoCAD (Autodesk)
  • CAM system HyperMill (Open Mind)
  • NX 8.5 (Siemens)

CAD/CAM - Labor

CAD/CAM Laboratory

The equipment of the CAD/CAM Laboratory of the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences reflects the entire CAx process chain in the production field; from model data acquisition/compilation and rapid prototyping up to the milling of components on modern 5-axis milling machines.

The following lab equipment can be used for practical trainings and project works:

Model Data Acquisition:

  • Hardware: 3D-Scanner (Steinbichler) incl. high-performance-workstation and scanning workstation
  • Software: Surface feedback and quality assurance (3D-Systems DesignX and Verify)

Model Data Generation (CAD):

  • Hardware: 18 PC workstations and 1 workstation for presentations
  • Software: Autodesk Inventor, Siemens NX (pilot stage)

Rapid Prototyping:

  • Hardware: HP 3D Printer

Machine Simulation:

  • Software: OpenMind HyperMill, DMG Virtual Machine (DMU 50 eVo simulation)

Manufacturing (CAM):

  • Hardware: 5-axis milling machine Datron M8; machining center DMG DMU 50eVo (workshop building), CNC lathe Mazak SQT 200 (workshop building)
  • Software: OpenMind HyperMill, Siemens NX CAM (pilot stage)

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Room Goe 02 4 08
T +49.241.6009 52474

Head of the laboratory

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martina Klocke
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 02405
klocke(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52459
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Laboratory staff

Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Sander
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 02407
sander(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52411
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Equipment

Hardware

  • 18 + 1 PC workstations
  • Simulation work place
  • 5-axes CNC milling machine (Datron M8)
  • HP 3D printer
  • 3D scanner with scanning workstation

Software

  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Siemens NX
  • CAM system HyperMill (Open Mind)
  • DMG Virtual Machine

Workshop building (used for practical trainings)

  • CNC lathes
    • Mazak SQT 200
  • CNC milling machines
    • MAHO 635 (3-axis)
    • DMG DMU 50eVo linear (5-axis)

Dimensionelles (geometrisches) Messen - Labor

Laboratory for geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)

The lab is mainly used for the following practical trainings:

  • Quality systems
  • Measurement technology
  • Quality management methods

 

Equipment

  • Computer-controlled flexible 3D measuring device with tactile contact (Brown & Sharbe)
  • Tactile roughness measuring devices with software (Hommel tester)
  • Hand-held meters (Vernier caliper gauge, dial gauge, outside micrometer)
  • Test gauges
  • Gauge blocks (steel)
  • Height gauge
  • Measuring microscope
  • Inductive measuring probe
  • Laser triangulation sensor
  • Laser interferometer
  • Torque measuring shaft with strain gauges

Room Goe 01 4 08

Head of the laboratory

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Kallweit
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 01411
kallweit(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52348
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Laboratory staff

Heiko Engemann M.Sc.
Aachener-und-Münchener-Allee 1
52074 Aachen
Room 0405
engemann(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52506
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Mikrotechnische Komponenten und Systeme - Labor

Application Laboratory for Microtechnical Components and Systems

This lab is used for the following practical trainings: Microtechnology, Sensors and Actuators, and Micromechatronic Systems. Additionally, it is used permanently for various student projects dealing with applications of microtechnical components and systems.

 

Room Goe 03 2 10
T +49.241.6009 52802

Head of the laboratory

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus-Peter Kämper
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 00301
kaemper(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52500
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Laboratory staff

Equipment

PC systems

  • 7 PC systems with National Instruments data acquisition boards for computer-based data acquisition as well as measuring and control technology
  • 5 further PC systems to simulate and design microsystems

Software

  • LabView 2010
  • MemsPro
  • Simode
  • Inventor 10

Hardware (listing incomplete)

  • Programmable power supplies (E3631A; Aglient)
  • Laboratory power supplies (E3611A, E3630A, E3616A; Aglient)
  • Precision multimeter
  • Handheld multimeters
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Programmable signal generators
  • High-voltage 4-quadrants amplifiers
  • Stereomicroscope
  • Stroboscope
  • ...

 

 

 

 

Schienenfahrzeugtechnik - Labor

Laboratory for Rail Vehicle Technology

The Rail Vehicle Technology Laboratory is used for practical trainings that belong to the lectures "Schienenfahrzeugtechnik 1 & 2" as well as for all kind of works on our locomotive "Emma".

 

Equipment:

  • locomotive brake panel
  • electrodynamic shakers
  • an electric locomotive at a scale of 1:5

      Room Goe U1410

      Head of Laboratory

      Prof. Dr. Raphael Pfaff M.Sc.
      Goethestraße 1
      52064 Aachen
      Room Goe 02403
      pfaff(at)fh-aachen.de
      T: +49.241.6009 52454
      F: +49.241.6009 52681

      Laboratory Staff

      Dipl.-Ing. Tim Tappert
      Goethestraße 1
      52064 Aachen
      Room Goe 03404
      tappert(at)fh-aachen.de
      T: +49.241.6009 52472
      F: +49.241.6009 52681

      Schweisstechnisches Labor

      Welding Laboratory

      The Welding lab is used for practical trainings that go along with the following courses: Joining Processes, Welding and Innovative Manufacturing Procedures II.
      In addition, it is frequently used for student projects, final theses and R&D projects in collaboration with industrial partners. Here the emphasis is on practical manufacturing issues. | more details

       

      Equipment:

      • Numerous welding devices
      • Welding robots
      • Metallographic laboratory
      • Microscopy
      • Various test equipment

          Room 00 1 01

          Head of the laboratory

          Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Schleser
          Goethestraße 1
          52064 Aachen
          Room Goe 00308
          schleser(at)fh-aachen.de
          T: +49.241.6009 52385
          F: +49.241.6009 52368

          Laboratory staff

          Dipl.-Ing. Hans Lingens MBA IWE
          Goethestraße 1
          52064 Aachen
          Room Goe 00305
          lingens(at)fh-aachen.de
          T: +49.241.6009 52418
          F: +49.241.6009 52368
          Andreas Vollmann
          Goethestraße 1
          52064 Aachen
          Room 00101
          vollmann(at)fh-aachen.de
          T: +49.241.6009 52430
          F: +49.241.6009 52347

          Steuerungs- und Simulationstechnik für Schienenfahrzeuge - Labor

          Numerical simulation and hands-on experimental setups, among others, are used in the lab "Control and simulation technology for rail vehicles" for teaching different topics of control and simulation technology for rail vehicles.

          Besides ten PC work places, the main parts of the lab equipment are experimental setups for control and simulation technology installed on rail vehicles. The experimental setupst have been specially developed for the degree program.

          In practical trainings of the modul Simulation Technology, students have to work on different tasks using numerical simulation.

          In Control Technology, students deal (among other topics) with the real time transfer of information via different bus systems such as MVB, CAN or wired train bus.

          The practical training is structured in a way that allows students to develop a rail-specific control task by their own on the example of a door control - from analyzing the system at the beginning, choosing the right components, to implementation, and testing.

          Equipment

          • vehicle-control devices
          • sensors and operating elements
          • 10 PCs
          • 2 project work places

           

          Room Goe 03 4 07
          T +49.241.6009 52515

          Head of Laboratory

          Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Enning
          Goethestraße 1
          52064 Aachen
          Room Goe 01406
          enning(at)fh-aachen.de
          T: +49.241.6009 52461
          F: +49.241.6009 52681

          Laboratory Staff

          Dipl.-Ing. Tim Tappert
          Goethestraße 1
          52064 Aachen
          Room Goe 03404
          tappert(at)fh-aachen.de
          T: +49.241.6009 52472
          F: +49.241.6009 52681

          Strömungslabor

          Flow Laboratory

          Goettinger wind tunnel
          Testing bodies in flow fields

          • Wings
          • Spheres

          Water tank

          • For flow visualization

          Pipeline test benches

          • Volume flow measurements
          • Pressure drop measurements
          • Determination of speed profiles
          • Determination of throttle elements' characteristics
          • Determination of hovering speeds

          Pelton turbine

          • Determination of characteristics
          • Mechanical torque measurements
          • Optical speed measurements

          Centrifugal pumps test stations

          • Measurement of characteristics
          • Cavitation observations

          Axial fan on suction chamber test bench

          • Measurement of characteristics
          • Applying different procedures for volume flow measurement, pressure measurement
          • Power measurements
          • Determination of hub impact losses
          • Rotating stall analyses

           Radia fan test bench

          • Determination of the characteristics
          • Volume flow measurements on inlet nozzle, pressure measurements
          • Mechanical torque measurements
          • Optical speed measurements

           

          Room Goe 00116

          Head of the laboratory

          Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Heynen
          Goethestraße 1
          52064 Aachen
          Room Goe 00412
          heynen(at)fh-aachen.de
          T: +49.241.6009 52331
          F: +49.241.6009 52681

          Laboratory staff

          Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Schönwald
          Goethestraße 1
          52064 Aachen
          Room Goe 00411
          schoenwald(at)fh-aachen.de
          T: +49.241.6009 52433
          F: +49.241.6009 52681

          Equipment

          • Goettinger wind tunnel
          • Water tank
          • Pipeline test benches
          • Pelton turbine
          • Centrifugal pumps test station
          • Axial fan on suction chamber test bench
          • Radial fan test bench

          Werkstofftechnik - Labor

          Laboratory for Materials Engineering

          This lab is mainly used for strenght tests on a wide range of materials.

           

          Equipment

            • Testing machine for tensile strength tests
            • Universal hardness tester
            • Light microscope for microstructure analysis

            Room Goe 00 405
            T +49.241.6009 52337

            Head of the laboratory

            Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingold Seidl
            Goethestraße 1
            52064 Aachen
            Room Goe 00404
            seidl(at)fh-aachen.de
            T: +49.241.6009 52337

            Laboratory staff

            Dipl.-Ing. Johann Pfeiffer SFI
            Goethestraße 1
            52064 Aachen
            Room Goe 02212
            pfeiffer(at)fh-aachen.de
            T: +49.241.6009 52434
            F: +49.241.6009 52681