The Institute of Machine Design and Hydraulic Drives (IMH) is part of the Mechatronics Department and represents the following areas in education and research: Machine design (machine elements, engineering design, kinematics) and fluid technologies (hydraulic and pneumatic drives as well as other fluid systems and components). The IMH tries to successfully implement mechatronic ideas and concepts as part of all of their activities.
The majority of research focuses on hydraulic drives. The institute is internationally renowned for its pioneering work in Digital Fluid Power.
We conduct research in engineering design in close cooperation with the Institute of Mechatronic Design and Production.
The Linz Center of Mechatronics (LCM) is an additional important research partner.
Institute of Machine Design and Hydraulic Drives
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz, Austria
Science Park 1, 1st floor, Rm. MT 0174
Mon-Thurs: 9:00 - 11:30 AM and 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 - 11:30 AM
+43 732 2468 6520
For the paper „A Piezo-Electric Valve Actuator for Hydraulic Exoskeleton Drives“ Philipp Albrecht-Zagar and Rudolf Scheidl was given the Best Paper Award of the „International Journal of Fluid Power“ 2022, vol 23 iss 3.
Paul Treml was presented with the Best Paper Award at the symposium DVM2020 - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Dynamics and Vibroacoustics of Machines, Samara, Russia, in September 2020.
From 09 to 13 September 2020, the ARS Electronica Festival for Art, Technology and Society took place at JKU for the first time. As part of his master thesis at the Institute of Machine Design and Hydraulic Drives, Florian Wolfslehner designed a magic dartboard for the ARS Electronica 2020.
The excavator handover from Wacker Neuson takes research to the next level.
The project presentation of the FWF project P 32494-NBL entitled "Model updating of coupled hydraulic-mechanical systems" will take place on Tuesday, 11th of February 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in MT 121 (Science Park 1, 1st floor).
GFPS best paper award to Bernhard Manhartsgruber at FPMC 2019 - ASME/BATH Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control in Florida, USA, October 2019
Best paper award to Evgeny Lukachev at GFPS2018 - 10th GFPS Ph.D. Symposium on Fluid Power in Samara, Russia, July 2018