Mechatronics 4.0 Masterclass V

Best practices toward robust sensing & control of your system


The Mechatronica 4.0 project aims to help Flemish companies to put the Industry 4.0 philosophy into practice. Sensing and control technology will be a key feature of the next generation of autonomous, safety and inspection systems, and it is the focus of our next Mechatronics 4.0 Masterclass. The aim of this masterclass is to inform you about the possibilities of sensing and control systems, to provide you insights into how to integrate these systems into products or production systems and how to develop them in an effective way.

Typical questions that will be addressed during the masterclass:

  • Which control technique fits my application?
  • What can learning control add to my product?
  • Which hardware and toolchain can I use to develop my system?
  • How do I put model-based control design into practise. In addition, the Mechatronics 4.0 project members will present their views on sensing and control technology, which enable the realisation of smart, adaptive products. The different themes will be illustrated with industrial use cases.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • 08:45 - Registration
  • 09:25 - Welcome & Introduction to 'VIS-traject Mechatronics 4.0'
    Stijn Gielis, Sirris
  • 10:00 - Sensing and control technology, what is in it for me?
    Abdellatif Bey-Temsamani and Bruno Depraetere, Flanders Make
  • 10:45 - Open loop control
    Modern smart products
    Maarten Witters, Flanders Make
  • 11:15 - Coffee break
  • 11:30 - PID control: application
    Scanning laser hardening and vibration suppression applications
    Mats Vande Cavey and Bruno Depraetere, Flanders Make
  • 12:00 - How and why going from PID to learning / adaptive control?
    Uncertainty and variability in machines with repetitive tasks
    Erik Hostens, Flanders Make
  • 12:30 - Company Testimonial I
  • 13:00 - Lunch & Demos
    • Light Catcher - adaptive (learning) control
    • Modular drive train setup – control of magnetic bearing
    • Small Jacquard set-up – model based control
    • Development platforms Tractor
    • MDAVD Evoque II - comparison of a lateral control algorithm with a human driver
    • Sit control/Locator demo - navigate an AGV through a factory environment
    • Additive manufacturing trajectories optimisation
  • 15:00 - Path planning navigation
    Automated guided vehicle and Additive Manufacturing applications (watch the video here!)
    Kurt Geebelen, Nathan Dwek and Anke Van Campen, Flanders Make
  • 15:30 - Model-based control design in practise - Toolchain
    Practical implementation, testing and validation of controllers
    Bruno Depraetere, Flanders Make
  • 16:00 - Company Testimonial II
  • 16:30 - Round table discussion (questions tuned to interest from welcome session)
  • 17:00 - Network drink 

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Sirris/Flanders Make - Celestijnenlaan 300, 3001 Leuven
Participation fee: 
  • Members Mechatronica 4.0: free
  • Members Sirris / Flanders Make: 150 € (ex VAT)
  • Non-members: 300 € (ex VAT)