Fluid Power and Mechatronic Systems

Introduction

In the Fluid Power and Mechatronic Systems Laboratory focus is on experimental work on setups, where mainly fluid power technology is used for energy conversion. Mechatronic systems where hydraulic actuators and components are tightly integrated with e.g. electrical motor drives are also part of our laboratory. Highly specialized control and monitoring systems are interfaced to sensors and transducers that allow measurement of e.g. hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical states.

Facilities

The laboratory has a large capacity with respect to hydraulic power, electrical power and water cooling including:

  • Four stationary hydraulic power units (up to 500 liter/min @ 350 bar)
  • Three smaller mobile HPU’s
  • Electrical power in the several hundreds of kW range

High-quality instrumentation is available to facilitate comprehensive measurement and control tasks.

Features & services

In the laboratory test and measurements are conducted in order to document real-word characteristics of mechatronic systems. Such characteristics may range from measurements of e.g. time-domain waveforms with high sampling rate up to system-level energy conversion efficiencies during complex load cycles. Also we put a great deal of effort into the implementation of data acquisition, monitoring and control systems.

Location

Pontoppidanstræde 105, room 2.117 / 2.125

Contact information

Associate Professor Michael Møller Bech
Direct phone: +45 9940 3310
E-mail: mmb@et.aau.dk