Workshop on DC motors offered by Maxon

One more year, Maxon has offered a seminar on selection and handling of DC motors to the students of the Master of Mechanical Engineering of the UPV/EHU.
A total of 14 students of the UPV/EHU attended a theoretical-practical training on direct current drives.

On the 8th of May, a seminar on the selection and management of DC motors was held at the School of Engineering in Bilbao by one of the world’s leading companies in drives of this type, Maxon Motor. The 14 students in attendance received a theoretical training of 1 hour about the operation of the Maxon motors and their selection in the design phase. After that, they were able to handle some of those drives in a 2 hour lab session with different equipment, several of which were donated to the UPV/EHU by the company itself. The day was a success, as confirmed by the students themselves, who were able to receive first-hand training from Maxon personnel, specifically dedicated to the training of industry professionals.

B&R control course

B&R is manufacturer of automation technology and it is specialized in machine and factory control systems, HMI and motion control. They also offer different courses at their Automation Academy.

From 18th to 21st February, Mikel Diez and Saioa Herrero have attended a Control course at the Automation Academy in Sant Cugat del Vallés, in Cataluña (Spain).

Plenary Session in the CNIM XXII Congress

The XXII Spanish National Congress in Mechanical Engineering (CNIM) took place in Madrid from 19th to 21st September 2018.

During that Congress, Alfonso Hernández, Professor of the University of the Basque Country and member of COMPMECH Research group, offered a very interesting Plenary Session entitled Mecanismos: Geometría y Movimiento (Mechanisms: Geometry and Movement). You can download the pdf of that Plenary Session here.

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CNIM 2018

The Congreso Nacional de Ingeniería Mecánica (CNIM) or the Spanish National Congress on Mechanical Engineering has started in Madrid. Organized by the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), the Congress is taking place in Madrid from 19th to 21st September.

Different members of COMPMECH Research Group are atteding this CNIM 2018 to present the latest works of the group. In the picture, we can see Alfonso Hernández during the Plenary Session of the Congress.

Workshop on pneumatic actuators and robotic systems

On Monday 7th May of 2018, Prof. Valentin Ciupe and Prof. Dan Margineanu from the UPT (Politehnica University of Timișoara, Romania) will offer two workshops to the students of the Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao.  The workshops will be the following:


Monday 7th may from 9:30 to 11:00h:
Practical design aspects on pneumatic actuators and automation for industry and robotic systems
Prof. V. Ciupe (UPT)


Monday 7th may from 11.00 to 12:30h:
Use of gravity, friction and vibration to automatically deliver workpieces in robotic systems.
Prof. D. Margineanu (UPT)

Workshop on Reconfigurable Robots

In the field of activities related to technological transfer of MoMaR project (DPI2015-677626-P), a Workshop on Reconfigurable Robots will take place in the Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao, during the 8th, 9th and 10th of May. Researchers from the COMPMECH group of UPV/EHU, and also researchers from IGM of RWTH Aachen University and UPT of Timisoara will participate in this workshop, as well as nearby enterprises and technological centers.

Workshop on DC drives offered by maxon motor

A total of 26 students of the Master of Mechanical Engineering of  the UPV/EHU received a theoretical-practical training on direct current drives.

Last month, on 20th March, maxon motor offered a workshop on selection and management of direct current motors in the Engineering Faculty of Bilbao (UPV/EHU). Maxon motor is one of the leading companies to worldwide level in drives of this type. Thus, it was a great opportunity for the 26 students attending the workshop, who received, first, a theoretical training about the operation of the engines maxon and his selection in the design phase. Later on, they could test some of the studied drives in a laboratory session with different equipment provided by the company itself. The day was a success, as confirmed by the students themselves, who received first-hand training from maxon staff specialized in training industry professionals.

Talk about robotics for the Red Cross

The Red Cross in Getxo offers the course “Envejecimiento activo” (active aging) where retired people talk every Monday about up-to-date interest topics. Last week, Saioa Herrero offered them a talk about Robotics. It was a very interesting morning where they talk about the past, present and future of robotics, and they shared their feelings about the increasing use of robots in our society.

Call for PhD Scholarships

The Spanish Government, through the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, has open several positions for PhD to be started in September 2018. These grants cover any knowledge area, including Mechanical Engineering and Robotics. COMPMECH Research Group would be pleased to listen to the proposals of any researcher applying for the grants. The complete information can be found in the following link: