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.
0.1 to 40 kW, up to 6 000 rpm, 1 - 500 Nm, 6-phase power measuring device
|University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR)
|up to 30 kW and up to 4 500 rpm
|University of Applied Sciences (HTW), Chur
|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
|11 kW up to 20 kW
|University of Applied Sciences Vaud (HEIG-VD)
|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)
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
|50 W up to 20 kW
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.
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
Electrical engineering, Optimisation of the energy consumption of electric traction drives, Simulations of electrical machines.
Power electronics and electric drives
Bachelor’s degree: Electrical Machines, Electromechanical Systems, Mechatronics I & II
Electric motor driven systems and power electronics
|University of Engineering Sciences Valais
Electric motor driven systems, motor design and construction
Bachelor’s degree System Technology: Automation Technology
Module electric machines, power electronics, Bachelor’s degree training for electrical engineers.
Advanced Training MAS Energy and Resource Efficiency, CAS Energy consulting in business
Bachelor module: Power Electronics and Drive Technology; an advanced training course: Drive Technology Practical (from autumn 2017)
Grid and Converter Controls
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.