Mechatronics and Energy Laboratory (LME)

Led by: Radu BĂLAN
Fields: Math. Comp. Sci. & Software Eng.
Mater. Sci. Chemistry & Synthesis
Products and process engineering
Institution: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (UTCN)
Scientists/Total: 4/4
Keywords:  Control Systems, Mechatronic Systems, Energy Efficiency, Modeling and Simulation Thermodynamics, Energy Efficiency, Heat Transfer, Modeling, Simulation and Control of Thermal Processes Mechatronics, Mechanisms, Mechatronic systems design, Control Systems, Intelligent sensors and actuators, Mechatronic systems optimization
Presentation

Materials, processes and innovative products:
Mechatronic systems, advanced industrial process control technologies, high precision mechanical products and technologies, advanced materials, innovative technologies for transportation.
Intelligent actuators, sensorial systems, advanced control, robotic systems.
Computer science technologies:
Technologies for achieving high performance computing applications, opened, heterogeneous, scalable, fault tolerant and with a good connectivity between user and resources, artificial intelligence methods and systems.
Energy:
Concepts, technologies and products that contribute to satisfy the energy needs at the lowest price, use of new energetic sources and improving the decisional process, increase of the technological competence and promotion of the knowledge transfer and technologies in energetic fields. Energy efficiency, energy saving, renewable energy, control, sustainability, environment.

Infrastructures

- Hydronics stand: FESTO – Proportional hydraulics Stand, FESTO – Proportional hydraulics Stand closed-loop
control; FESTO – Cartesian robot
- FESTO – Sensors stand I and II.
- Auto sensors stand;
- Modular system for data acquisition and control (National Instruments);
- Daqboard data acquisition boards;
- Positioning systems with linear and rotary servomotors, Shunk modules (PowerCube, PSM rotary servomotor,
Schunk PowerCube PG 70 gripper , Schunk PowerCube PR servosystem);
- Biomechatronics application kit (Peltier system cooling kit set);
- Micromechatronics driving systems kit: (electroactive polymer artificial muscles testing and experimenting module;
SMA driven minirobot; biomimetic SMA driven mobile arm; fuel cell / auto model (hydrogen engine based model);
mobile system (thermal machine) based on Curie effect; mobile system (thermal machine) based on bimetal thermic
actuator; maglev system; study system for actuators based on Meissner effect; voice driven robotic arm)
- LEGO MINDSTORM NXT development pack;
- Mechatronic mobile laboratory: van; data acquisition system, data processing and control function prototyping
(dSpace DS1104); GSM communication system and PDA computing system (PocketPC); mobile computational
system –shock and transport resistant; storage and fixing systems for control and measurement devices; auxiliary
power system: 220 V/24 V, 2 kW power; vibration measurement and analysis systems; oscilloscope.
- dSpace

Applications

Fundamental research in mechatronics, energy, renewable energy , integronics, trans-disciplinary as well as related fields
Team members have great knowledge in mechatronics, energy, renewable energy and related fields. Thus the research base in process control, electronic parts and components design, software design (microcontrollers, DSP, FPGA, PLC etc.), embedded systems, mechanical design, energy efficiency, energy audit, energetic management, sensor network, management and control of industrial processes etc. is assured.
Due to a close collaboration with the productive sector, the research team is capable of collaboration with various industrial partners in order to subcontract any applied engineering services and products.
The members of the team are accredited trainers and have a vast experience in the educational field (academics). Also, the team has experience in the development of the professional formation and reorientation trainings for adults.

Contact

Blv. Muncii Nr. 103-105, 400641
Cluj-Napoca, jud. Cluj, România
Tel: +40 264 401756 +40 741 561092
Fax: +40 264 415490
eMail: Radu...@mmfm.utcluj.ro

 

 

 

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