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ABC Compressors awards a prize of 600 euros to students from Tecnun for the quality of a pneumatics project.

The aim of this collaboration is to encourage the participation of the company in the evaluation of a practice related to its professional activity.

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The award winning students with Carlos Martin, general manager of ABC Compressors and the counselor, Lucio Arizaga. PHOTO: Communication Service
09/01/18 13:24 Communication Service

The general manager of ABC Compressors, Carlos Martín, has awarded a prize of 600 euros to several Mechanical Engineering students from Tecnun for the "robustness, reliability and originality" of their project, a machine dedicated to the placement of plugs on tail rods. The prototype, designed and assembled by 4th year students as part of the Pneumatics and Oleohydraulics course, received the best mark from the jury. The general manager of ABC Compressors, Carlos Martín; the technical director, Demetrio San Adrián; and the advisor, Lucio Arizaga, highlighted the high level of industrialization of the machine developed by the young people, which made it worthy of the first prize.

This collaboration has taken place on the occasion of the agreement that the School signed with ABC Compressors last September 26, 2017. The aim of this initiative is to encourage the participation of the company, dedicated to manufacturing compressors for the food and petrochemical sectors, in subjects related to its professional activity. "We want to gain notoriety in the School because we need to hire engineers trained by Tecnun", said the general manager, Carlos Martin. "In addition to the motivation for students to be evaluated by professionals who are engaged in a related activity," he added. 

"This practice is carried out in a professional context so that students learn to meet different milestones to create a machine with pneumatic technology and make it work," explains professor Gorka Sánchez. The students use different design programs in which they virtually create their project and the professors correct the different deliverables. "That's the key. Two weeks before the end of the course, they have the actuators and parts with which to assemble the machines, work they do in the last sessions".

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