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Topmotors works together with universities that are engaged in electric motor driven systems.


    Motors - university network

    The aim of this collaboration is:

    • Networking of universities in the area of electric motor driven sytems efficiency with other universities and other players in industry. The contact point is at Topmotors.ch (Jürg Nipkow).

    • Overview of motor testing laboratories. These facilities are also available for users outside the university environment. Topmotors will conduct "round-robin" tests to investigate the same motor on different test benches.

    • Teachers and researchers at Swiss universities who are responsible for the education and advanced training courses can be introduced to the state of the art of a more efficient motor technology. You have access to documents and sources of information; you can also submit any documents you have for other universities to view.


    Motor test benches

    Several universities have motor laboratories with test benches for teaching and research purposes, which can also be used by third parties. The test benches have frequency converters, the necessary instruments for recording of measured electric and mechanical data with motor output with torque and speed. In addition to the contact addresses, the Overview List below provides information on the range of motor power that can be tested. Enquiries regarding test benches should be sent directly to the relevant contacts. Updates from infromation of the test bench operators can be sent to Jürg Nipkow.

    Institution Contact

    Test bench
    Pmech [kW]

    Bern University of Applied Sciences

    Andrea Vezzini

    0.1 to 40 kW, up to 6 000 rpm, 1 - 500 Nm, 6-phase power measuring device

    University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR) Jasmin Smajic up to 30 kW and up to 4 500 rpm
    University of Applied Sciences (HTW), Chur Stefan Kammermann up to12 kW
    University of Technology and Architecture. Freiburg Joseph El Hayek up to 5.5 kW,
    up to 80 kW
    University of Lucerne (HSLU), Technology & Architecture, Horw Adrian Omlin 11 kW up to 20 kW
    University of Applied Sciences Vaud (HEIG-VD) Christophe Besson
    Luc Bossoney
    1 up to 15 kW
    Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Mechatronic Systems (IMS) H.W. van de Venn, Alberto Colotti 0.3 up to 15kW
    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Laboratoire d'électronique de puissance (PEL) Roland Wetter

    0.1 kW up to 500 kW modular equipment for motors up to approx. 30 kW

    Low and medium voltage (up to 20 kV) power supply

    Valais/Wallis University of Applied Sciences Samuel Chevallier 50 W up to 20 kW

     


    Courses

    The overview of the institutions, contacts and activities are up-to-date. Details are to be requested from the contacts.

    Please send any registrations of further institutions, activities and corrections, as well as interest or offers in teaching materials by email to Jürg Nipkow.

    Institution

    Contact

    Teaching activities

    Bern University of Applied Sciences

    Andrea Vezzini

    Bachelor degree: Course - Introduction and Specialising in Electrical Machines and Drive Systems, Master's Degree MSE, Specialising in Energy Systems: Design and FE Simulation of Electrical Machines

    University of Technology and Architecture. Freiburg

    Joseph El Hayek

    Electrical engineering, Optimisation of the energy consumption of electric traction drives, Simulations of electrical machines.

    University of Lucerne (HSLU), Technology & Architecture, Horw

    Adrian Omlin

    Power electronics and electric drives

    University of Applied Sciences Vaud (HEIG-VD)

    Christophe Besson

    Luc Bossoney

    Bachelor’s degree: Electrical Machines, Electromechanical Systems, Mechatronics I & II
    Masters (MRU): Conception & FEM Simulation of electromechanical systems

    University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW

    Felix Jenni

    Electric motor driven systems and power electronics

    University of Engineering Sciences Valais

    Samuel Chevailler

    Electric motor driven systems, motor design and construction

    Interstate University of Technology NTB, Campus Waldau St. Gallen

    Günter Nagel

    Bachelor’s degree System Technology: Automation Technology
    Master's degree in Mechatronics and MSE: Control Engineering, Modelling and System Simulation

    University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR)

    Jasmin Smajic

    Module electric machines, power electronics, Bachelor’s degree training for electrical engineers.

    University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR)

    Christian Wirz-Töndury

    Advanced Training MAS Energy and Resource Efficiency, CAS Energy consulting in business

    Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Mechatronic Systems (IMS)

    Alberto Colotti

    Bachelor module: Power Electronics and Drive Technology; an advanced training course: Drive Technology Practical (from autumn 2017)

    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Laboratoire d'électronique de puissance (PEL)

    Drazen Dujic

    Power Electronics

    Grid and Converter Controls


    Research

    Most universities of applied sciences conduct research in the field of electric motors. Details can be obtained from the contacts listed under Courses (see above).

    Research activities of the Federal Office for Energy in the field of electric motor driven systems are coordinated by the research program: Electricity Technologies and Applications. Reports from the Federal Office for Energy can be accessed from the energy research database.