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Motion Control and Optimization

Company description

Picanol develops, produces and markets high-tech weaving machines, based on air (airjet) or rapier technology. We supply weaving machines to weaving mills worldwide, and also offer such services as installation, commissioning & trouble shooting, aftermarket sales (spare parts, accessories) and training. Today, about 2,600 weaving mills around the world use Picanol machinery, totaling more than 175,000 weaving machines.

Picanol has been playing a pioneering role as both a developer and manufacturer of highly productive weaving machines since 1936. Ever since starting out, we at Picanol have remained committed to our core mission: developing and assembling innovative and reliable high-tech weaving machines. And the experience we have accumulated following the production of over 360,000 machines provides the clearest guarantee to our customers that when they choose Picanol they will be getting the very best weaving machine.

Next to the head office in Ypres (Belgium), we have production facilities in Asia and Europe, linked to our own worldwide service and sales network. All of us at Picanol are committed to providing outstanding customer service, the exceptional levels of quality that Picanol is renowned for, high value, and rapid delivery to meet the needs of our customers.

Job description

Picanol’s weaving machines consist of several reciprocating mechanisms with strongly varying inertia. These mechanisms are typically coupled to one or more drive motors. Work in this research field aims to drive these mechanisms at high speeds, while meeting stringent boundary conditions in an energy-friendly manner.

Your task
o You will help to set up system simulations and/or measurements that provide insights into challenging control problems.
o Together with colleagues, you will set out alternative, optimal control scenarios.

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Master Mechanica en/of Elektromechanica

We offer

Skills and Tools
o Control engineering
o Matlab/Simulink
o Labview

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