Department of Textile Machine Design

Digital Prototype and CA-Technology Laboratory

This is the prime workplace at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, equipped with a highly efficient graphics workstation, including a system for the visualization of project results. The workplace supplies conditions for computing demanding numerical calculations, required by finite element method. It can be used to work with a range of up-to-date CA-technology (CAD, CAE, FEA, etc.) enabling the design, analysis, optimization and visualization of the digital prototypes of machines and their parts.

The workplace is used for teaching purposes and it can also be accessed independently by students working on their annual projects, Bachelor’s papers and dissertations. Students gain practical experience and skills in computer-aided design here.


Experimental Laboratory

This laboratory is used for tuition and to support the department’s scientific research activities. Here students can familiarize themselves with the methods of measuring kinematics and mechanical quantities, including computer processing of the signal measured. It is equipped with a PULSE analyzer, an HBM data acquisition unit a National Instruments DAQ 1200 measuring card and a series of sensors for measuring mechanical quantity.


Textile and Single-purpose Machinery Laboratory

This laboratory is used for tuition and for experimental back-up of research goals and projects designed in the department. It is equipped primarily with functional prototypes and test benches, which enable new principles to be examined and experimental research into new key parts of textile machines to be carried out. Students use this place to become practically acquainted with the construction of textile machinery as well as making use of selected experimental methods to develop new machines.


Laboratory for Monitoring and Analysis of Fast Processes

This worksite is equipped with the high-speed video camera OLYMPUS I-Speed 2. This high-image-frequency camera can record fast processes which can then be analyzed on a computer afterwards.


Laboratory for balancing machine components

The worksite is equipped with a SCHENCK HS 20 horizontal balancing device with a CAB 920 measuring system. This device is able to balance rotary machine components and parts up to a 50-kilogram mass.