M.Sc Thesis – Electrification of Hydraulic systems

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Are you studying toward an M.Sc. in Mechanical, Electrical, or Mechatronics Engineering and looking for a thesis project where you have the possibility to deep dive into the area of electrification and have the possibility to create a long-term impact on a business? Hydroscand Group is searching for students to do their thesis work within the electrification of hydraulic systems.

About us
Hydroscand was founded in 1969 in Stockholm, Sweden. Today we are an international provider of services and solutions for hoses, fittings, and related needs. We work innovatively and customer-driven and we strive to always find solutions that help our customer increase their efficiency and profitability. With operations in 20 countries, more than 240 hose service branches, over 140 HoseExpress service vans, and 450 resellers we are always strategically positioned to support our customers’ operations.

The thesis objective
The worldwide transition toward vehicles powered by electrical energy has shown no signs of slowing down as a result of the increasing demand for sustainability. As a result, global leaders of heavy machinery such as Sandvik, Epiroc, and Scania increasingly innovate their product portfolio to become increasingly electrified. To maintain our international leadership in our industry and continue on our strong growth journey we are currently looking for a team of two master thesis students to explore electrification in hydraulic systems, which is an integral part of heavy machines and an important driver of our business.

We believe in developing the thesis purpose based on your ideas and in collaboration with us will create the best results, however, it should focus on areas such as:

  • Explore trends within electrification of hydraulic systems in heavy machinery
  • Examine what parts of hydraulic systems in heavy machinery that are possible to replace by an electric-powered alternative
  • Technical barriers for adopting electric alternatives to hydraulic systems in heavy machinery

Your profile and the thesis structure
Education: M.Sc. in Mechanical, Electrical or Mechatronics Engineering (Or a related subject).
Number of students: 2
Start of work: Beginning of January
Language: Swedish and good knowledge of English is required
Estimated duration: ~20 weeks, full time 40 hours per week
Compensation: Students successfully finalizing the thesis will be compensated

Contact person

Please enclose a jointly written personal letter including a proposal of thesis purpose, CV, and university grades. Deadline for applications is 2020-11-30. We will begin the selection during the application period, so we welcome your application as soon as possible.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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