In­ternship re­port “ebm­papst” from 01.08.2019–13.08.2019

As a pre­pa­ra­ti­on op­por­tu­ni­ty for my dual stu­dies at TecAlliance (Ba­che­lor of En­gi­nee­ring: In­no­va­ti­on- and Pro­duct­ma­nage­ment), I was of­fe­red the op­por­tu­ni­ty to take part in a preli­mi­na­ry cour­se in electri­cal en­gi­nee­ring at ebm­papst in Mulfingen. 

On the first day each of us par­ti­ci­pants got a fol­der with the ba­sics of electri­cal en­gi­nee­ring. On more than 100 pa­ges, the ba­sics were vi­vid­ly ex­p­lai­ned and the ac­qui­red know­ledge was con­so­li­da­ted by prac­ti­cal ap­p­li­ca­ti­on tasks on the plug-in box. 

At the end of each block, the tasks were dis­cus­sed tog­e­ther with the lo­cal trai­ner and any am­bi­gui­ties were re­mo­ved. The first part star­ted with simp­le to­pics, such as the ques­ti­on of what a cir­cuit is at all. 

Af­ter we had fi­nis­hed the fol­der af­ter four days and had dis­cus­sed the last chap­ter “Dis­po­sable rec­ti­fiers”, we were al­lo­wed to start our own trai­nee ex­er­cise, in which we could build two cir­cuits our­sel­ves. An as­ta­ble flip-flop, in which two LED lights flas­hed al­ter­na­te­ly and a run­ning light cir­cuit, in which we in ad­di­ti­on to the two al­ter­na­te­ly shi­ning LEDs in­stal­led six more, which flas­hed sequentially. 

I par­ti­cu­lar­ly lik­ed this part of the cour­se be­cau­se we were al­lo­wed to do ever­ything our­sel­ves. From the pro­duc­tion of the cir­cuit board in­clu­ding et­ching and dril­ling, over the selec­tion and cor­rect as­sem­bly of the parts on the cir­cuit board, up to the tests, with which not in­fre­quent­ly a part ex­plo­ded to the one or other par­ti­ci­pant and flew around their ears. 

In case of ques­ti­ons and pro­blems, the in­st­ruc­tors and stu­dents were hap­py to help and it was ob­vious­ly an ef­fort to make it pos­si­ble for the par­ti­ci­pants with re­la­tively litt­le and dus­ty pre­vious know­ledge to have a plea­sant in­tro­duc­tion to the sub­ject, as abo­ve all the re­fe­rence to ever­y­day items of dai­ly use was made. 

All in all, I am gra­te­ful to have been gi­ven the chan­ce and to have ta­ken it and I’m loo­king to being able to use my know­ledge again and again du­ring my studies. 

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