TRIMET employees take home awards at “Jugend forscht”

Apr 6, 2018 | A team including two TRIMET employees won first prize in the federal competition “Jugend forscht” (“Youth Research”, a German youth science competition) on April 5, 2018 in Magdeburg. 19-year-old Robert Kather and 20-year-old Niklas Knöfel, together with the 18-year-old pupil Lea Schade, took the top spot in the “Working World” subject area with their project entitled “Compressed air – the air that allows the industry to breathe”, thereby qualifying for the national finals. The young researchers also received a special prize for their presentation of a test model.

The team designed a system for on-the-job training that compiles the data of compressed air escaping through leaks in pipes and conduits. Compressed air leaking through unsealed spots leads to significant costs in industrial manufacturing. Kather and Knöfel completed their apprenticeships at TRIMET in Harzgerode in early 2018 and now work as mechatronics technicians in the company. Lea Schade is a student at the Wolterstorff Secondary School in Ballenstedt. After their success in Saxony-Anhalt, the team is now looking forward to the national finals, which will be held in Darmstadt at the end of May.

By: Wolfgang Nübold

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