Fatigue Design Shuttle Rails

For more than a decade, NEDCON designs and installs shuttle rails, which enable automated transport of pallets, bins or carton boxes within highly automed warehouses. These thin gauged rails are subject to fatigue. Standards (EN 1993) hardly support the design of these thin gauged components. During this period, NEDCON has had a constant focus on this fatigue design by research and testing.

NEDCON would like to have a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Oppurtunities, Threats) analysis on fatigue sensitive products (rails, etc.). As a preperation to the SWOT analysis, an inventory of existing designs is essential. This provides insights in the design approach of the last decades.


What are we offering you?

  • Atmosphere is very important An informal, pleasant work environment with nice colleagues
  • Long weekend The working week ends at 3 pm on Friday, so you can enjoy your long weekend
  • Own company restaurant Fresh lunch every day in our own company restaurant

What tasks does this internship include?

  • Study the current NEDCON guidelines for fatigue design
  • Make an inventory of design / solutions / mistakes in the past 10 years (calculations, tests, assumptions, etc.)
  • Make a SWOT analysis
  • Report & present your findings

You will be supported by the department of Design Principles & Prototyping, which consists of six experts at MSc level. You will be in contact with all relevant experts within the company.

Do you have a question for a future colleague?

Beinte Groen
Beinte Groen

Who are we looking for?

For this assignment, we are looking for a student (university course) in Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering (specialization in Civil Engineering Structures) who is already intrigued by fatigue design and is interested in structural design processes in common. 

We look forward to receiving your application for this position. For more information, please send an email to our Internship Supervisor Sandra via 

Questions about the vacancy?

Sandra Junier
Sandra Junier
Procesbegeleider NEDCON Innovation Hub

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The NEDCON head office is located in Doetinchem (The Netherlands). We also have our own production facility in Pardubice (Czech Republic) and there are NEDCON offices in various European countries and the United States..

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