Maintenance: an eye opener
28 November 2013
Engineers from Bosch Rexroth, The JCB Academy and the EDF Energy London Eye have given more than 90 engineering students unique access to the London landmark as part of their engineering diploma.
The students were tasked with designing a hydraulic maintenance strategy for the 135m high structure. Bosch Rexroth engineers, who designed the hydraulics system in 1999, worked with the students during the seven week project to give them an understanding of the engineering behind the landmark, including a trip behind the scenes to see the hydraulic system in action.
The students were also given access to Bosch Rexroth’s HQ in St Neots to build and test a hydraulic circuit and find out more about the company and the work it does on some of the world’s biggest engineering projects.