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Internship OPC-UA in High tech mechatronic systems in Eindhoven

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Internship OPC-UA in High tech mechatronic systems

VDL ETG Technology & Development is the development organization responsible for developing high-tech mechatronic (sub)systems. For interoperability of machine modules with supervisory machine control, OPC-UA as defined by the OPC Foundation is a promising initiative. More and more parties in the market are starting to use and explore this technology. Background can be found: .

Internship information
The internship project objectives are:
For VDL ETG T&D, knowledge on the connectivity of modules for machine control is a competence area that needs further development. VDL ETG T&D has developed a reference architecture which is currently realized in a prototype. The assignment has the following aspects:

  • OPC-UA Fitness for use
  • Use of OPC-UA in a heterogenous system

The following tasks are part of the assignment:

  • Study the technology and assess fitness for the prototyping project as executed by VDL ETG.
  • On a technical level exploration should be done into various aspects of OPC UA: amongst others services provided, method invocation, synchronous and synchronous client and server aspect.
  • Relations to (Embedded) Operating Systems and platform: Windows family (f.e. WES/WEC), Linux, RTOS on microcontrollers.
  • Market investigation for SDK providers taking aspects for possible selection into account such as pricing and support levels.
  • Language binding aspects.
  • Demonstration of the technology on top of the reference architecture and connection to real motion control axes.
  • Compare other standards such as SEMI: SECS-II, SECS/GEM.
  • Compare OPC XML-RPC standard.
  • Connect OPC-UA to proprietary standard such as ASML OO remoting framework.

Intern capabilities and knowledge

  • Drive for machine control software design
  • Knowledge of mechatronic and control principles
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Current study: Computer Science and Engineering / Embedded Systems / Systems and Control / Informatica

What do we offer at VDL ETG?

  • Weekly support from VDL ETG mentor(s)
  • Interviews with specific knowledge holders and available documentation
  • Regular support from university, according required capabilities
  • You are part of the international, industrial, family-owned company VDL Groep;
  • You work with professionals in a technical and high end environment; 
  • Dynamic and informal atmosphere; 
  • Work together in multidisciplinary teams;
  • Opportunities for personal development and growth.


Apply for this vacancy?
Are you interested and do you recognize yourself in the profile? Apply via the “solliciteer” button. Please include a resume and motivation letter in which you describe why you are interested in this vacancy. For further information about this vacancy you can contact the Corporate Recruitment Department; Ellen Op Heij, via 040-2925066. 

Acquisition is not appreciated. We ask candidates to apply directly for this job at VDL ETG and not by a staffing or recruitment & selection agency.



Company information
At VDL ETG Technology & Development machines are being developed, manufactured and assembled. All this takes place under one roof. The high-tech production facility is equipped with state of the art machinery to produce any designed product. Think of automated milling machines, lathes, grinders, welding robots, laser cutters, etc. VDL ETG T&D encysts of the following disciplines: mechanical, electrical, mechatronics and software. Out of these disciplines multidisciplinary project teams are assembled. These teams are responsible for the realization of challenging projects for leading international clients within the high-tech engineering (machine building).

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