Process Measurement and Control Technology Lab

In the "Measurement technology and sensors" course, students in the 3rd semester of their bachelor's programme learn, for example, the construction and function of industrial sensors and related measurement testing circuits. Students in the 5th semester learn the theoretical principles of linear control theory, initially purely computer-assisted. Later, selected experiments with regulated DC motors or with inverse pendulums put this theory into practice. Further practicals in control technology are also carried out during bachelor's programmes.

Purpose of lab

In the Process Measurement and Control Technology lab, practicals for various courses take place.

Sample teaching content for bachelor's programmes

  • Measurement of temperature, force, pressure, position and speed
  • Computer-assisted measurement data logging and visualization
  • SPS programming
  • Field bus systems
  • Linear and non-linear control systems
  • Hardware in the loop & rapid control prototyping
  • Supervision of student project work

Lab equipment


  • Matlab/Simulink
  • Quanser QUARC
  • LabVIEW
  • Beckhoff TwinCAT 3
  • Visual Studio 2010
  • Siemens SIMATIC STEP 7

Control hardware

  • NI CompactRIO
  • Beckhoff CX5020 Embedded-PCs
  • Quanser USB

Sensor and actuator systems

  • Quanser IP-02o    Dens
  • Academic Robot
  • Nibo2 robot
  • Lucas-Nülle UniTrain-i
  • Servomotor and multiphase motor testing bench
  • Various industrial sensors



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