Industrial Internet of Things (IoT)

Automation & Control: Gluing process


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Automation & Control: Gluing process


Prodrive technologies is a developer and manufacturer of world-class electronics. It comprises over 1300 employees and is one of the fastest growing companies in Europe. Our organization is based on two groups: Development and Operations. The Development department is oriented at developing first-rate electronic, mechanic and software solutions. The operations department is responsible for production, assembly, testing and life-cycle-management of electronic products and systems in the range of 1 to more than a million pieces per year.

To be able to produce these amounts of products Prodrive Technologies invests in flexible and smart automations that are developed in-house. One of our ongoing projects is focusing on automation of the process where glue is applied to strengthen components on PCBAs which are exposed to an application environment with high loads of shock and vibration.


This internship assignment will focus on the automation for gluing process. Within Prodrive Technologies there already are some robot solutions which are dispensing fully automatically, however none of these transports a PCBA in-line with other machines. In this assignment you are responsible for the design of integrating a PCBA line through a robot solution.


  • Pre-study document (literature study) of the state of the art to explore possible solutions.
  • Design of chosen solutions.
  • 2D/3D drawings of the design.
  • Dependent on duration internship: Test setup to verify the feasibility of the solution.


Important note: all our graduation assignments are dependent on time. Please see them as an example of the many great things you can do at Prodrive Technologies. If you have the same passion for technology as we do, we always have an assignment for you!


Benefits as a student

Next to the benefits which are true for every Prodriver that are listed below, some special benefits must be highlighted for students. First of all you will be treated as a real Prodriver. Your opinion and ideas will be heard and treated as full. Next to this you will get the chance to work with colleagues with a very high level of knowledge in their field and get the chance to use our world class lab and production facilities for your graduation assignment.

Your Benefits

When you are able to prove that you are the perfect fit for our job, you will be rewarded in many ways: you will get the chance to develop yourself as a person, gain extensive knowledge and develop your career in multiple directions. Your development will be guaranteed by your personal development plan which will be reviewed regularly. Besides that, you will – naturally – be offered a market competitive salary and outstanding secondary conditions. Your salary growth is in line with your own professional development so it can grow fast and you will even get the opportunity to become a shareholder. All this at an employer that has achieved an average annual growth of 25% over the last 20 years! 


There are only few companies in the world of technology which stand out. According to our customers Prodrive Technologies is one of them. Our company was founded in 1993 by technical professionals from the Eindhoven University of Technology. Since then every year Prodrive Technologies has shown a steep growth rate due to a very successful business concept in a young and dynamic organization (average age 28 years). Currently the total Prodrive Technologies organization consists of over 1.300 (1.100 FTE) employees which are highly skilled, highly motivated and focused on results.


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