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Control Engineering:

Mechatronics is centred on mechanics, electronics and computing which, combined, make possible the generation of simpler, more economical, reliable and versatile systems.

Mechatronics systems include typically sensors, actuators, microcontrollers or -processors and (real-time) control software and are used in a large and growing range of applications. Examples include robots, industrial production machinery, micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), cameras and computer disk drives.

In the Control Engineering Laboratory mechatronics is studied and applied with respect to modern forest machines and to micro-manipulation.

Active projects

  • OTTO — Optimizing the work-efficiency of machine operators

Past projects

  • AHAA — Advanced Handling, Assembly and Testing Technologies for Mini/Micro Systems
  • LATU — Improving quality and productivity in forest machine work and timber harvesting chain
  • FEMAS — Developing Future Electronic Microassembly Systems
  • PAMIR — Microsystems in paper fibre handling
  • SOSE — Soft-sensor methods in improving the competitivity of industrial products
    • Harvester — Intelligent maintenance and performance optimization of forest machines with soft-sensor methods
  • TILLIKKA — Improving industrial competitiveness with condition monitoring
    • NYKY — Application of modern condition monitoring and control concepts in forest machines
  • MELA — Mems in Laminates