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Product development and mechatronic systems

    Profile & Equipment

    Profile & Equipment

    In the laboratory, the mechatronic disciplines of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and data processing are combined with thermodynamics. Mechatronics and energy technology systems, which are used, for example, in electric mobility and regenerative energies, are researched and further developed using current technologies.


    Heat pump test bench

    The heat pump test bench offers the opportunity to develop and test new concepts and solutions in this field. By the construction different heat sources (solar thermal, geothermal and air) and heat sinks (buildings, processes) can be simulated. The aim is to optimise thermal supply systems.


    Project partner: 

    SIMAKA Energie- und Umwelttechnik GmbH

    ifm electronic gmbh


    Driving simulator

    Project partner: 
    Simulations are a central part of the development of vehicle concepts. Automated driving and the corresponding steering of vehicles is represented in parts on a steering test bench with a cockpit of a Mercedes Benz vehicle. Here, for example, the realistic driving feel and the influence of parameters such as steering forces are to be investigated and optimised.


    Test vehicle

    In order to be able to investigate the field of vehicle mechatronics and thermal systems in vehicles more closely, a test vehicle from Daimler AG  was procured. The investigations - based on the integration of measurement technology - amount to various tests, e.g. on heating behavior and the corresponding optimization.

    Contact & People

    General contact details

    Room H 060
    On campus
    Building H, Main building
    88250 Weingarten
    Postal address RWU Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
    University of Applied Sciences
    Product development and mechatronic systems
    P.O. Box 30 22
    88216 Weingarten

    Laboratory manager

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Florian Kauf

    Methoden und Prozesse der Produktentwicklung v.a. komplexer technischer Systeme Mechatronik in der Fahrzeugtechnik Thermodynamik im Fahrzeugbau sowie in Gebäudeanwendungen
    Florian Kauf

    Laboratory team

    Michael Müller M.Eng.

    Akademischer Mitarbeiter Fakultät Maschinenbau, Doktorrand
    Thermodynamik und Kältetechnik