28 days ago - req12035

Internship: Thermal imaging of electrical actuators using an infra-red test setup

Research & development

Mechanical engineering


Electrical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical engineering


Are you a student with a background in Mechanical or Electrical engineering with experience in imaging processing? Then this (graduation) internship assignment could be interesting for you.

Job Mission

Mechatronic Systems Development (MSD) provides cutting edge mechatronics solutions for ASML products. These include stages to transport and position the wafer within the machine. For these and other mechatronic applications linear electrical actuators are being used. The actuator lab secures and develops actuator competences for product design, quality and manufacturability of coil and magnet assemblies.

Because of the high throughput demands high force density actuators are being used. As a consequence, power dissipation in in the coils of these actuators is high. In order to maintain optimal efficiency and prevent failure during operation, the thermal load over the motor needs to be distributed equally.

Job Description

Several tests are already developed for motor qualification. The Infrared test setup observes the thermal imaging of motor while motor is performing. These IR(Infrared) images can be analyzed and used to detect delamination of the insulator layer between coil and housing. For this internship you will create a setup that works by:
• Gather info of previous results;
• Learn/use test equipment(incl. initial hand-on tests)
• Setup test program (using MATLAB, FEA simulation) and optimize settings;
• Perform tests using your optimized settings on the on IR setup;
• Collect and process results;
• Advise on a standardized test method for future testing.


You are a Bachelor or Master student in Mechanical or Electrical engineering with a hands-on mindset, with strong analytical skills and you are able to operate within a multi-disciplinary team. You are skilled in MATLAB, preferably with prior experience in imaging processing. You are proficient with the English language, both written as verbally.

This is an apprentice or graduation assignment for 5 days a week with duration of a minimum 6 months. The start date is as soon as possible.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

Other information

What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance of 500 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the software to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Students: Getting ready for real-world R&D
Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.

In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?