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ABC Compressors awards a award to Tecnun students for the quality of a pneumatic project

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

PhotoCommunication Service/ABCCompressors representatives with some of the winning students.

13 | 01 | 2021

The Director General Manager of ABC Compressors, Carlos Martín, presented an award of 600 euros to several students of the Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering in design Industrial and Product development of Tecnun for the project "Light bulb quality control process". The prototype, designed by the students of subject Pneumatics and Oleohydraulics, received the best grade by the jury. The members of ABC Compressors evaluated the following aspects: originality of the project, presentation, and the answers given by the students to their questions and proposals for improvement. The winning project was created by the following students: María Floristán and Myriam Irizar, who were in charge of presenting it, Alaya Galán, Paz Oriol, Felipe de la Rosa, Ana González, María Odriozola, José Pou and Ricardo Valeiras.

The winning project consists of a machine to test the correct functioning of the light bulbs. The process is divided into two parts. In the first part a bulb is taken from a turntable and placed in the test point and in the second part the bulb is placed in the 'compliant' or 'rejected' box depending on whether it is found to be working correctly or not at the test point.

The members of the jury were three people in charge of the Eibar-based company ABC Compressors. Its General Director , Carlos Martín; the Technical Director , Demetrio San Adrián; and the Oil & Gas Director , Lucio Arizaga. The goal of this initiative is to encourage the participation of the company, dedicated to manufacture compressors for the food and petrochemical sectors, in subjects related to their professional activity. "'We want to maintain a direct contact with the students of Tecnun. We are interested in them getting to know us because we need to hire engineers as well trained as those of Tecnun", said the General Director , Carlos Martin. 

"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 have it work," explained Tecnun teacher GorkaSanchez. "The jury members not only evaluate the final result of the works, but also make the students go a little further, asking them: 'what if it fails?'

This year, due to COVID restrictions, the projects were carried out entirely virtually. The students have carried out all the planned tasks, but they have materialized them in a model CAD in the PTC CREO platform. The pneumatic automation projects developed this year were four: automatic dishwashing process, light bulb quality control process, BIC pen assembly process and automatic T-shirt folding process.

The decision was complicated because there were three projects that were the most valued in each of the three scoring aspects, but finally the award of 600 euros and recognition plaques went to the project 'Process of quality control of light bulbs'.

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