Drives and Diagnosis


Drive Systems and Components

Drive Systems have a long tradition at WZL. Besides dimensioning, analysis and benchmarking of drive concepts, the developement of energy efficient drive systems, new control strategies and sensor systems is also a topic in our research. Our activities are not limited to machine tools, but also inlcude handling and packaging systems and special solutions like magnetic bearings.

Main topics:

  • Energy efficiency for drives
  • Linear magnetic bearings
  • Redundant actuation to increase the dynamic of a feed drive axis
  • Impulse decoupling of linear direct drives to reduce mechanical oscillations in the machine base
  • Control structures for machines with parallel kinematics (PKM)

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