Technical laboratories of the FHV


Learn in laboratories with top-of-the-line equipment.

The technical laboratories at the FHV are equipped to the highest standards and are open to students and, in some cases, to engineers from industry.

All the computer programs you need as part of your studies are also available to you in the form of campus licenses or open source software for your private computers.

Automation Lab

The automation laboratory (aLab) is a learning and research laboratory at the FH Vorarlberg. It is used for the development of prototypes in the fields of robotics, image processing and control engineering.

Focal points 
  • Robotics
  • Image processing 
  • Control and feedback control
Task areas 
  • Industrial robotics 
  • Industrial image processing
  • Memory programmable controllers
  • Control engineering 
  • Pneumatics


Equipment of the Automation Lab

Contact Automation Lab

Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Robert AMANN
Hochschullehrer für Automatisierungstechnik (aLab)

Design Lab (CAD/CAE/CFD)

The Design Lab is available to all engineering degree programmes for learning and research purposes. In the Design Lab, you will be taught design methods. Sophisticated 3D CAD and CAE technologies help to significantly improve the development process.


  • 3D CAD with NX
  • CFD Computational Fluent Dynamics with Ansys Fluent


Task Areas
  • 3D modeling
  • 2D drawing derivation
  • Assembly creation
  • Sheet metal bending parts
  • Motion simulation
  • Mechatronics concept designer
  • Flow simulations
  • etc


Equipment of the Design Lab

Electronic Lab

The modernly equipped Electronic Lab (eLab) is used for learning and research purposes for all degree programmes with technical components. Longer-term projects can also be worked on in the attached electronics workshop and prototypes can be built in the production line. Projects from the fields of electrical engineering, measurement technology, signal processing, control engineering and power electronics can be worked on.


  • Electrical engineering fundamentals
  • Electronics (analog and digital technology)
  • Industrial electronics/power electronics
  • Measurement technology
  • Signal processing
  • Control engineering
  • Prototype design (design, simulation, construction, test) of modern electronics - circuits


Task areas
  • Training in the entire field of electronics
  • Conducting industrial and student project work
  • Circuit design and simulation analog, digital, mixed - signal
  • Design and fabrication of printed circuit boards (prototypes)
  • Automatic assembly and test of circuits
  • Microprocessors and microcontrollers
  • Embedded Systems
  • Measurement technology
  • Sensor technology
  • Power electronics
  • Power Engineering
  • Control engineering
  • Control engineering
  • Drive technology


Electronic Lab equipment

Contact person Electronic Lab

Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Horatiu O. PILSAN
Lecturer for Electronics and Computer Engineering

Mechanical Lab

The work in the Mechanical Lab (mLab) covers the areas of measurement and production technology as well as materials testing. One focus is the machining of complicated turned and milled parts. A serial and a parallel kinematic CNC milling center as well as a turning and milling center with driven tools are available for 5-axis machining. Programming the machines using CAM is just as much a part of the lab's work as reverse engineering using 3D digitizing.


Focal points
  • Digitizing and reverse engineering
  • 3D coordinate measurements
  • Material inspection
  • CAD/CAM and NC simulation
  • Machine diagnostics 


Task Areas
  • 3- and 5-axis simultaneous machining milling
  • Machining of complex turned parts
  • Tool management and tool presetting
  • Vibration studies on machine tools
  • Measuring CNC axes on machine tools
  • Measuring workpieces
  • Determining form and position deviations
  • Digitizing surfaces
  • Material analysis
  • Hardness testing
  • Tensile, compression and flexure testing


Equipment of the Mecanical Lab

In teaching and for the execution or processing of projects, internal as well as external orders, we rely on the following infrastructure:

Contact Mechanical Lab

Energy Lab

The Energy Lab is a learning laboratory used as part of courses and projects in the Energy Technology and Energy Economics master's degree programme. Among other things, it contains the following experiments:

  • Fuel cell,
  • calorimetry,
  • refrigerating machine,
  • Photovoltaics,
  • Turbine test bench

An additional workshop room and computer lab provides study space and equipment for your energy projects.