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2016-11-12 12:00

Raspberry Pi and real-time Linux

Let's have a look at the OSADL QA Farm data

2016-09-17 12:00

Preemption latency of real-time Linux systems

How to measure it – and how to fix it, if it's too high?

2014-11-18 00:00

Linux real-time: New stable release available -

but next one depends on more support from industrial users

RWTH Aachen, Laboratory of Machine Tools and Production Engineering, Chair of Machine Tools

Research and education in the Department of Machine Tools encompasses the calculation and optimization of machine tools and handling equipment. This includes all component parts, the metrological inspection and evaluation of production systems, drive technology, NC, RC and SPS controls, process monitoring and machine diagnostics, human-to-machine interaction, and control system technology and automation. Also included is gear technology and gear cutting machines.

The Chair of Machine Tools is hosting the following departments and research groups:

  • Department Machine Technology, Dipl.-Ing. EWE Stephan Witt
    • Research Group Design and Calculation of Production Plants
    • Research Group Machine investigation and evaluation
    • Research Group Design and Evaluation of Machine Elements
  • Department Automation and Control, Dipl.-Ing. Werner Herfs
    • Research Group NC Technology
    • Research Group Drive Control & Diagnosis
    • Research Group Automation
  • Department Gear Department, Dr.-Ing. Tobias Schröder
    • Research Group Gear Manufacturing Technology
    • Research Group Gear Design and Manufacturing Simulation
    • Research Group Gear Investigation


RWTH Aachen, Laboratory of Machine Tools and Production Engineering, Chair of Machine Tools, Aachen, Germany, Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Werner Herfs,