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Control Engineering:
Mechatronics

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