All TQ products are made to order and can sometimes take up to 20 weeks to be delivered. TQ currently has some great products in-stock that can be delivered within 4-6 weeks!
AYVA has partnered with TecQuipment (TQ) to provide a wide range of engineering training equipment for colleges and universities across Canada. TQ products are robust and designed to withstand long term, heavy laboratory & classroom use and come with a 5 year warranty. This ensures reliable operation over many years & a high standard of teaching & learning.
Did you hear about Relativity Space launching a rocket earlier this month? It was out of this world!
Pictures of the Rocket Launch that occurred on March 22, 2023 (Taken from Relativity Space’s Twitter)
Using KUKA’s robotic arms, Relativity Space 3D printed a rocket that is 85% 3D printed by mass. This rocket nicknamed, “Good Luck, Have Fun”, is the first-ever rocket that was 3D printed and launched into space! This is one of the biggest advancements in aerospace technology in the last 60 years!
Before this extraordinary event took place, 3D printing on this scale had never been done before, and never with this goal of making it to space. Thanks to KUKA’s technology, Relativity Space was able to melt layers upon layers of a custom aluminum alloy together – making a rocket that stands at 33.5 meters tall and weighing approximately 9,280 kilograms!
Traditionally, rockets can take anywhere from 2 to 5 years to manufacture. Using 3D printing, manufacturing rockets takes as little as 60 days!
Here is a video of the rocket launch that occurred on March 22 2023!
As illustrated in the video, the 3D printed rocket reached a peak velocity of 7,448 kilometers per hour. It made it past the 100km Karman Line before crashing down in the Atlantic Ocean.
It is the first methane fueled rocket to successfully complete stage 1 flight and reach space. Demonstrating that this is the beginning of a new endeavor for aerospace technology! Relativity Space will learn from this experience with the collected data from “Good Luck, Have Fun” and improve their operations to strive for the goal of 3D printing a rocket 95% by mass.
We hope you had a blast reading about this story! We are looking forward to seeing Relativity and KUKA reach their new goal!
A mobile training cell perfectly suited for entry into the world of robotics!
The mobile training cell is perfectly suited for entry into the world of robotics. The complete starter package is aimed especially at schools, universities and company training facilities. With the ready2_educate training cell, the skilled specialists of tomorrow can be trained in the operation of industrial robots. In this way, they receive optimal training in robotics. The modular training cell incorporates the KR 4 AGILUS small robot and our innovative KR C5 micro controller – while also being equipped and preconfigured for special didactic applications.
A new add-on to the electrical machines training system, allows students of electrical or power engineering to understand how electrical machines are modeled by an equivalent circuit so that their performance can be predicted. The new locked-rotor equipment allows for study of our new Advanced Electrical Machines course and the system can now also be controlled over the internet as part of a remote lab.
Modern electrical machines training system is a revolutionary way of safely studying the characteristics of different motor types in a learning environment. This solution includes eight different types of machine, integrated power supply and control box and PC-based applications for advanced controller of the different machine types. Further to this, we provide four separate curriculum manuals for teaching electrical machines principles using manual control with external meters, using PC control and also control using MATLAB.
TecQuipment Smart Worksheets enhance teaching capabilities and complement students’ learning with the use of ready-made, online and auto-graded assessments that are compatible with selected experimental kits in the Engineering Science range.
Benefit for students
Enabling development and independent thinking with ready-made exercises
Gain confidence in learning with instant, personalised feedback
Master key engineering principles with tailored practice before submission, with immediate and clear scoring
Practice assessments anywhere, anytime with online access and auto-save functionality
Benefit for Educators
Enhance and improve teaching capabilities with a full ready-made dashboard and worksheet
Save hundreds of hours of time with ready made exercises and student reports
Effectively communicate with students through notifications and reminders on the online management system
Gain detailed insight into student learning progress with the timeline mode feature
Tailor work with the option of ready-made quizzes and assessments
Worksheets currently available for the following Engineering Science kits:
Forces and moments (ES2 and ES3):
Centre of Gravity
Triangle of Forces
Principle of Moments
Deflection of Beams (ES4):
Torque and Diameter
Strength of Materials (ES6):
Drive Systems (ES11 and ES13):
Simple mechanisms (ES14):
Crank and Slider
To register your interest or purchase this product access the form here.
KUKA.Sim is a 3D educational smart simulation software program which provides a risk free entry into robotics and automation.
This comprehensive software package allows students to optimize the operation of manufacturingsystems and robots outside of a production environment. Creating a digital ‘twin’ of a production process in just a few minutes, without a deep programming knowledge.
KUKA.Sim is available for a 30 day free trial with all functionality to allow you to experience and understand the program before making any decisions. Starting your trial is no risk and no investment, and will allow you to explore 3D modelling of production processes and create new processes in a realistic virtual environment.
The data are 100 percent consistent, which means that the virtual controller and the real controller work with exactly the same data. The reachability check and collision detection features allow you to test the viability of your robot programs and cell layouts.
Learn more about KUKA.Sim and sign up for the free trial here.
“KUKA.Sim is the intelligent simulation software package for saving time, increasing sales and improving competitiveness in a fast-moving market.”
– Patrik Buch Lund, Senior Vice President Digital Services at KUKA
Reach out to us at 1 877-967-2726 and our product support team would be happy to help you or answer any questions you may have.
This laboratory-scale apparatus allows students to investigate the performance of a steam powerplant, using a steam turbine to convert thermal energy into mechanical energy and then into electrical energy. The unit includes instrumentation for data acquisition and safety features to ensure temperatures and pressures can never exceed safe working limits. A clean and convenient electric boiler generates steam which passes under pressure into and through a single-stage steam turbine.
The turbine is connected to a dynamometer which provides the load and enables investigation of the performance characteristics of the turbine. Exhaust steam passes through a condenser and is returned to the water tank. Instrumentation is included to measure:
Electrical power to the boiler
Steam temperature, pressure and flow rate
Turbine inlet and outlet steam temperature and pressure
A Leap Forward for Heritage Conservation: Carleton’s Robots are Carving History
An Excerpt of the Story from the Carleton Newsroom
Although the tools they use have evolved over the years, architects have always designed and built physical structures and objects.
A pair of jointed-arm industrial robots recently acquired by the Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) represent the latest leap forward.
Roughly three metres high when fully extended, the Kuka KR 360 and a desk-sized KR 6 are housed in a customized room in Carleton’s Architecture Building. Kuka is the manufacturer and the numbers refer to the payload (in kilograms) each machine is capable of handling.
Purchased with support from Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the robots will help CIMS and its collaborators in the federal government continue their cutting-edge work in the rapidly advancing world of digitally-assisted fabrication.
“We’re the only university in Canada with a setup of this kind,” says James Hayes, the Architecture PhD candidate helming the robot project, currently focused on the heritage conservation components of the major rehabilitation of Parliament Hill.
“The ability to actually craft and make artifacts is fundamental to an architectural education.”
The CIMS team will use the robots to assist in creating sculptures and other architectural ornaments in a variety of materials — including stone and wood — from digital models obtained by laser scanning and photogrammetry, the science of using photographs to make precise measurements.
This technology has already been of use on Parliament Hill, where centuries-old sculptures are being replaced or restored as part of the renovations, and new decorative features are being crafted for the Government Conference Centre, which will serve as a temporary home for the Senate when the decade-long Centre Block restoration begins next year.
And because human hands will continue to play a role in this process, from operating the robots to the fine-detail finishing work on a sculpture before installation, some people in traditional fields such as stone masonry don’t see the robots as a threat to their employment.
Last Friday, I was given the opportunity to take a trip to Centennial College alongside a colleague of mine to help a group of professors with the assembly of the TecQuipment AE1005V Wind Turbine Dynamics Apparatus. The apparatus is comprised of a bell shaped mouth and honeycomb to reduce turbulent airflow, a silencer to reduce excessive noise, an anemometer to record wind speed, and a digital display for pitch, yaw, fan speed, and turbine speed, all of which are adjustable. We arrived at the campus early in the morning, where we met with our contact at the school. He led us through the college into the machine shop and we began to assemble the AE1005V.
The assembly process was very simple and easy to follow from the provided instructions. Once the silencer is removed from its stowed position and fastened to the back of the apparatus, we connected the Control Cabinet to a power supply and opened the sliding door to attach the fins to the turbine. We then connected the apparatus to a laptop which was running the Versatile Data Acquisition System, or VDAS, which automatically collects data, calculates experiment parameters, and allows the user to create graphs and tables for the collected data. Once the fins were secured and the security door was closed and locked, we began to experiment with the fan speed, pitch, turbine speed, and anemometer. This data was also digitally displayed on the Control Cabinet.
Now that the apparatus was fully set up, we began to work through the first experiment to determine the influence of pitch angles and turbine speed on the coefficient of performance and power generated. As a future environmental engineer hoping to specialize in air hydrology, I was really grateful to be able to have a hands on experience with this kind of equipment. The option to switch out the included turbine fins for ones that have been 3D printed by students made the AE1005V even more interesting to use, with students being able to create and test different fin designs to determine optimal performance, and this really piqued my interest.
Eventually, I would like to spend more time using and learning about the AE1005V Wind Turbine Dynamics Apparatus, and other technology like it, and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to speak with the professors about what they plan to use theirs for throughout the upcoming fall semester.
Paige D. (U of Calgary Chemist) was excited to expand her state of the art unit operations laboratories which already include a Pignat Spray Dryer, as well as a Reverse Osmosis System and an Adsorption Trainer.
"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
"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 CCNB
Daniel Saulnier CCNB
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."