Electronics Workshop

The Electronics Workshop for Mechanical Engineering (EMW) is available to answer any questions concerning measuring technology, process control and control engineering.

MSR Solutions for Mechanical Engineering

EMW is characterised by a broad spectrum of experience, ranging from measuring technology to automation, and a high degree of flexibility through close ties to the TU Darmstadt in terms of both content and proximity. It guarantees high-quality workmanship with detailed documentation.

The EMW is the right place to contact for:

  • Questions concerning metrological applications
  • Setting up of new test beds or modernisation of older test beds
  • Design of special circuits for particular tasks
  • Equipment repair
  • Access to all our resources

For further information please see our flyer (opens in new tab) and portfolio of completed projects (opens in new tab) .

Activities of the EMW

The fields of activity of the EMW result from the requirement to permit research in the latest areas and to support the academic collaborators in MSR. An additional goal in this is the transfer of knowledge to the staff.


Consultancy for academic collaborators as they plan metrological applications or systems is the EWM's most important role. The earlier the EWM becomes involved in the planning process, the greater the benefit.

The EWM can contribute its many years of experience, its overview of the market and its knowledge of the needs of TU Darmstadt to the creation of concepts and the selection of components, in dialogue with the user.

With consultancy at the right time, a lot of money can usually be saved and more function gained. In particular, it can prevent misguided investment and the time delays in the projects this can cause.

Conception and structure of systems

This includes both developing new systems and modernising existing systems, whereby the range of activities includes the entire system, apart from the mechanical construction.

We can take on the entire electronic and electrical part of the system for you, or support you in sub-tasks:

  • Compilation of a control concept
  • Metrological and electrical arrangement
  • Selection of components
  • Creation of circuit diagrams
  • Construction of switchgear cabinets
  • Wiring
  • Programming and commissioning

Circuit development and adaptors

In a research environment, tasks will come up from time to time which cannot be solved with conventional components.

In these cases, we can develop a circuit for you which is tailored to the task.

We also produce customised adaptors for connecting existing components. The spectrum ranges from simple connection cables to units with power supplies and signal transformers.


At TU Darmstadt, you will find numerous high quality but elderly devices for which no more manufacturer support is available and which often have no documentation. The consequence of this is expensive procurement of a new device when a defect occurs.

Thanks to our many years of experience in repairing devices like these, we are often able to prevent this new procurement by repairing the device.

Improving the infrastructure

This includes a wide range of tasks, with the shared goal of maintaining and expanding the university's technical infrastructure, such as support in networking, connecting devices and modernising older devices.

Periodic electrical tests in accordance with BGV A3

All mobile electrical devices must be tested regularly for electrical safety in accordance with the regulations of the professional association. The EMW offers a service to test your devices. This also offers the option of creating detailed documentation of the test result with the help of our own database.

Other activities, provision of resources

We can also take on sub-tasks for you or provide you with access to our resources and skills:

  • Break-up of circuit boards with EAGLE
  • Creation of wiring plans with ECAD
  • Production of circuit boards
  • SMD mounting
  • Support in programming in LabView and TwinCat
  • GALEP III programming module for GALs, PALs etc.