- During the event the advances in this field of the thesis co-directed by IK4-IKERLAN within the framework of the European training network called ANTARES will be announced.
- The one-day workshop, open to all interested public of the sector, will take place on April 25th at the headquarters of IK4-IKERLAN, located in Arrasate-Mondragón
The technological centre IK4-IKERLAN will host on April 25, at its headquarters located in Arrasate-Mondragón, a one-day workshop aimed at all those people in the industrial field interested in knowing the latest innovations in control, energy harvesting, intelligent transducers and monitoring of the condition applied to intelligent systems.
The one-day workshop aims to publicise all the advances recorded in the thesis co-directed by the center within the framework of the European training network ANTARES; an initiative whose objective is to train researchers in the field of intelligent and energy efficient structures so that they are able to transfer their knowledge to future developments. The final mission of the European project is to produce mechatronic structures that generate a lower ecological footprint while remaining competitive in terms of performance, safety or functionality.
In this context, the research work, which takes place at IK4-IKERLAN and will be presented on the 25th workshop, focuses on implementing methods to extract and reuse as much energy as possible from the environmental vibration. For this purpose, new energy efficient transducers used in energy control and storage have been developed and new autonomous control systems have been defined that reduce noise, vibration and energy consumption from the reduction in structural mass. Likewise, specific monitoring methods have been established to guarantee the integrity and reliability of the structures.
The workshop, which will be conducted entirely in English, will allow to bring these technological advances closer to industry agents. Registration to the event is free and without cost and can be formalised through the IK4-IKERLAN website.
IK4-IKERLAN is a leading centre for technology transfer and for providing competitive value to companies due, among other things, to the expertise of its researchers. It offers comprehensive solutions by combining different fields of technology in three main areas: Electronics, information and communication technology (EICT), Energy and power electronics and Advanced manufacturing. In 2017, AENOR, has certified IK4-IKERLAN’s comprehensive management system (UNE-EN ISO 9001:2015 and UNE 166002:2014), which is a acknowledging of the excellence of the centre in the R&D&I area. It currently has a staff of approximately 300 people.