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  • Quanser is the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced systems for real-time control design and implementation used in education, research and industry. Their open-architecture control solutions are ideal for implementing and evaluating strategies from the simple to the extremely complex
  • Quanser is well known and respected for offering modern - and modular - courseware that spans all of the core control topics, including mechatronics and robotics. Their products and solutions include Linear Motion Control, Rotary Motion Control, Aerospace Dynamics, Structural Analysis, Autonomous Systems and Industrial Process Control.

  • All Quanser products are compataible with Matlab/Simulink and LABview, making them a natural addition to applied technology and enginnering labs.

Case Studies

Lassonde School of Engineering, York University

Developing a Modern Course for Instrumentation and Measurement

Being one of the youngest engineering schools in Canada, the York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering faces all the challenges typical to building new engineering programs and courses. At the same time, this presents a great opportunity for the faculty to develop truly modern curricula that combine theory with practical applications and employ modern pedagogy, with a goal of better preparing Lassonde’s graduates for the demands of their future engineering careers. Read the whole story >>

Queen's University

How to save funds, space and time while expanding your engineering program.

The Faculty of Applied Science at Queen's University was facing the same kinds of growth and space challenges that are familiar to engineering schools around the world. With a diverse range of ten unique engineering programs - and limited facilities - the staff at Queen's created a co-operative, state-of-the-art space that serves all engineering disciplines. The faculty decided to go with Quanser, because Quanser equipment offered modularity and flexibility - you can use it for control, you can use it for robotics and you can add different accessories to each servo module and create a new experiment out of it. Read the whole story >>

Concordia University

Hands-on education and research needs solved by partnership with Quanser.

As an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Concordia University, Dr. Youmin Zhang puts in very full days and weeks, both as a teacher and a lead researcher. His specific areas of interest are avionics, guidance, navigation and flight control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Passionate about preparing students to become industry-ready engineers, he enthusiastically brings his latest research into the classroom. Dr. Zhang had one overriding need: to engage and motivate his glight control course students through hands-on learning instead of strictly theoretical knowledge. Read the whole story >>

McMaster University

Increasing enrollment by re-engineering biomedical education.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada has a unique undergraduate program that combines seemingly disparate studies: Electrical and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Shahin Sirouspour, an Associate Professor in the department, became deeply interested in medical robotics after joining McMaster in 2003. He noticed the need for engineers who understand medical sciences. Or maybe it was a need for medical practitioners who understand engineering? He realized there was nothing in medical robotics, especially for the undergrad level, that he could go directly and buy. But he was convinced Quanser engineers were the right people to create custom devices for his lab. Read the whole story >>

University of Waterloo

With the support of QUARC, successful mechatronics course is achievable.

Pardon Dr. David Wang for speaking quickly. He doesn’t have much time. This popular professor teaches mechatronics at Canada’s celebrated engineering school, the University of Waterloo, and doesn’t mince words about the challenges his students face. To be successful, he believes they need to complete real-world projects lightning fast but without compromising their learning. “Typically, you have to finish something in one term, four months.” And there is a lot to accomplish in such a short time. Anything that saves students time, without compromising learning, is a boon. Dr. Wang is very positive regarding QUARC as a productive teaching and learning tool. Students rapidly prototype control startegies, so they don't have to go back and do evertything from scratch. Read the whole story >> 

University of Toronto

Engineering better research.

His problem was three-fold. To conduct innovative control-based engineering research, Manfredi Maggiore's department needed financial, intellectual and practical support. Associate Professor with the Systems Controls Group in the University of Toronto's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Maggiore "wanted to create a high-precision device that is capable of positioning an object placed on a moving platform in three degrees of freedom with high accuracy.' Dr. Maggiore considered building and designing these experiments himself but too many engineering hours would be required. Read the whole story >>

Western University

Partnership in haptics research leads to 'surgical' breakthrough.

An intensely dynamic and productive engineer, Dr. Rajni Patel of the Western University is constantly reinventing processes to make sense of his world. His research projects focus on the application of robotics in medicine, specifically in minimal invasive surgery and therapy. Dr. Patel regularly crosses traditional academic boundaries. He's the main architect of the blending of engineering and medicine at the Western University. It was in this capacity as a multidisciplinary researcher that he found himself in a far reaching collaboration with the team at Quanser, known for its enthusiasm for engineering innovation. They shared his keen interests in robotics and haptics. Read the whole story >>

University of Victoria

Driving haptic-based rehabilitation research further and faster.

Dr. Daniela Constantinescu of the University of Victoria in British Columbia is a talented engineering educator who is able to bring a number of cross-disciplinary engineering areas to bear on her research. Her background in mechatronics, mechanical engineering, robotics and electrical engineering has allowed her to progress research projects centering on haptics. One of her areas of interest is full-body 6 DOF interaction in a virtual environment; another more recent project involves haptic tele-cooperation. This latter area is being realized as a far-reaching rehabilitation project designed to help solve a growing real world problem: how to ensure out-patient rehabilitation clients continue to perform their regular rehab program once they’ve returned home, with no direct engagement with rehabilitation centre staff. Read the whole story >>

Canadian Space Agency

Quanser helps CSA's Nano-satellite project

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is a world leader in the research, design and development of space robotics and cutting-edge spacecraft technologies, such as advanced satellite systems. While working on research and development for its groundbreaking nano-satellite project, CSA’s spacecraft technologies group required sophisticated real-time control tools. CSA was looking for a partner company that would be responsive and supportive, understand its complex application issues, and possess the ability to develop an adaptable, flexible platform. Read the whole story >>

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Quanser revolutionizes Stroke Rehabilitation Therapy

Around the world, researchers are working to advance technology for medical assistive devices. In Canada, leading researchers and industry partners have joined forces in the Intelligent Computational Assistive Science and Technology network (ICAST) to advance intelligent technology for the assistance of seniors and people with disabilities. The aim is to develop and enhance technologies that are both effective and affordable while improving Canada’s global competitiveness. A founding partner in this unique network, Quanser has been developing state-of-the-art haptic robotic technology to create interactive, intelligent devices and software that will revolutionize medical treatment and rehabilitation methods. In partnership with the University of Toronto and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (Toronto Rehab), Quanser is developing a commercial product for limb rehabilitation in stroke victims – the Autonomous Upper-Limb Stroke Rehabilitation Device, or rehab robot. Read the whole story >>

Defence Research and Development Canada

Quanser Helps DRDC Take UAV Technology to the Next Level

Currently, there is a great deal of interest in developing UAV simulators and models that can enhance platform technologies, such as flight control, and be used in a cooperative setting to enable fleets of unmanned vehicles to communicate. Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), an agency within the Department of National Defence, is undertaking UAV research for a variety of potential military applications. DRDC required the research tools and test bed on which to test its own algorithms and further its UAV research. Read the whole story >>

"AYVA has provided us with excellent support in getting training equipment that will enhance our chemical engineering labs. We have had the opportunity to work with their knowledgeable staff as well as representatives from TecQuipment and PIGNAT. We especially appreciated Sean McLaughlin, Technical Services Manager’s time and expertise when we purchased the H83 from TecQuipment. He was extremely responsive and resourceful during the on-site installation."

Sivasubramaniam Ganeshalingam
University of Waterloo

"Bosch Rexroth’s hydraulics bench is really great! Robust, easy to use, and it offers the possibility to expand and add components to keep up with new technologies. My students are always motivated while working with the bench and I now understand why it has such a strong reputation. It is impossible to regret this purchase!"

Marc Boudreau
Kativik School Board


"Out of all the data acquisition systems I'm aware of, nothing approaches the convenience of the PASCO 850 interface. Between the broad range of available sensors and the simplicity of starting data acquisition, a wide range of tasks that would be incredibly complicated otherwise can be automated in minutes ... We have dedicated computers and 850 interfaces at each station in our labs so that data acquisition can be accomplished easily by our students whenever needed."

Gideon Humphrey
University of Toronto

"I’m very pleased with the fast and professional service that I’ve received from AYVA Educational Solutions. I am able to contact an AYVA representative any day of the week and receive a prompt response. AYVA’s representatives are happy and willing to accommodate any changes, modifications and suggestions. I highly recommend using AYVA Educational Services to meet your educational needs."

Sonny Hegde
SAIT Polytechnic

"I have worked with the AYVA team to upgrade my Mechanical Engineering lab. We have not only been provided with excellent pre-sale service but we also received valuable support after we placed our order. We were provided access to a number of resources which we were able to use to develop our own customized labs for the students. The structures equipment from TecQuipment is being used to teach student groups in several courses at the undergraduate level. There is minimal setup required and students are easily able to switch between experiments. The excellent quality of the TQ manuals has enabled us to design our labs with relative ease. The equipment was delivered on schedule and the AYVA team has been very diligent in following up and providing us with the resources we need in a timely fashion."

Dr. H.J. Kwon
University of Waterloo

"We appreciate Pignat's willingness to partner with the university to customize a pilot training system that fits both our needs - and our budget. I want to thank AYVA for arranging a visit to Pignat's factory in France so I could meet the design engineers and see first-hand the attention to detail at every step of the manufacturing process. I especially want to thank my hosts at Pignat for their hospitality during my stay in Lyon. I really had a good time testing our CO2 absorption/stripping unit and seeing all the nice equipment in the plant."

Dr. John Zhang
University of Waterloo

"I have used AYVA wireless dataloggers in my biomedical labs and found that the reliable signal processing capability was well suited to my research requirements. I appreciated the prompt delivery and the excellent service that I received from your team before and after the sale. I am hoping to purchase additional units."

Dr. Pierre Savard
École Polytechnique de Montreal

"I am a long-time user of TecQuipment products - in particular the Modular Structures Range as well as other Materials Testing equipment. I find the modules (over 10) very easy to set up and, more importantly, my students find them extremely easy to use as they move from station to station conducting a wide variety of measurements related to structures and materials. Each experiment can be completed in 30 to 45 minutes and I can accommodate several students working in groups of three. It is a great addition to both my Basic Structures and Hyperstatic Structures courses."

Dr. Gérard Poitras
University of Moncton

"All of the students that have the opportunity to see the [Eridès] Refrigeration Trainer in operation and do their lab report based on readings really get a lot out of it. Interesting to note: Our refrigeration tech was fascinated by the unit. He is a very experienced technician, and he was simply amazed at seeing the thermodynamic cycle in action. Typically, refrigeration technicians follow pressure and temperature readings, and gauging from his reaction, they most times give little thought to the phase changes that take place inside the guts of the unit.'

Daniel Saulnier

Daniel Saulnier

"We have recently acquired six KUKA robots for our Controls and Robotics Lab at the University of Toronto. Not only we are very impressed with the quality and performance of the units, but we are also very pleased with the level of service and professionalism we encountered from AYVA. They have provided a continuous channel through which we could interface with KUKA and fulfill our technical demands from the time of procurement, through to installation, training of personnel and commissioning. It has been a textbook case on how to support laboratory work in higher education."

Bruno Korst, P.Eng.
Director, Teaching Labs

"I’m often running two lab sessions at one time in two different rooms. Being able to use the base module like TecQuipment's Hydraulic Bench and quickly be able to switch out the experimental modules makes running a tight schedule of laboratory sessions possible. With a few of my own modifications like adding quick connects and valves I can make this changeover even slicker. The AVYA experience is great! Their post-sale technical support is unparalleled."

Dean Milton,
University of Regina

"TecQuipment's structures line was chosen to enhance the learning experience of our engineering students. The products were delivered in a timely manner and were easy to set up. After-sales support has been very accommodating, allowing us to modify the experiment manuals as we saw fit, giving us flexibility in learning objectives. Students have shown great interest, and have found operating the units to be easy and simple."

Riad Rajab
York University

"In recent years, there has been a growing demand for engineering equipment in the undergraduate labs at the University of Guelph as we have expanded our program. AYVA has been proactive and assisted us diligently in addressing all our equipment needs. We now proudly showcase both PASCO and TecQuipment products in our teaching labs. The quality of the equipment and teaching material is exceptional. AYVA offers a broad range of equipment well suited to our various engineering disciplines and we look forward to exploring their extended product offering in the future."

Dr. Shohel Mahmud
University of Guelph

"Our mechanical engineering department recently wanted to upgrade our Gas Dynamics Laboratory in conjunction with our newly added aerospace program.  After extensive research, we decided to purchase the AF27 Nozzle Flow Apparatus and the AF300  Intermittent Supersonic Wind Tunnel from TecQuipment with all the accessories including the VDAS Data Acquisition System.  We are happy to report our investment has been well worth it.  A perfect fit for our undergraduate laboratory.  Students are raving how “cool” the units are and the relative ease to obtain accurate data.  The laboratory size supersonic wind tunnel has been a big hit.  At Mach 1.8, viewing the shock waves and expansion fans on an airfoil using the included Schlieren Apparatus has never been easier and more clear.  The people at AYVA were amazing in helping us install the equipment.  They answered all our question in a timely manner and delivered on time.  The equipment is very well designed and built to last for a long time."

Peter Sakaris,
Concordia University

"I have worked with the AYVA team since they launched in 2008 to equip our Science and Engineering labs. They have consistently gone above and beyond to ensure that we were prepared to meet our curricular goals and deadlines. I have been impressed by the breadth and quality of the lines they represent. We have purchased both PASCO and TQ equipment to enhance our teaching labs."

Andrew Orton
Sheridan College

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