AMES, Iowa — Sauer-Danfoss Inc. of Ames has donated advanced hydraulic and electronics equipment to Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering to enhance hands-on training of students.
“We appreciate Sauer-Danfoss’ generous donation and its commitment to helping us achieve the highest quality student education possible,” said Steve Mickelson, chair of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. “This equipment will help our students better understand fundamental technologies and concepts in a way that hasn’t been possible before.”
“The donation, centered around the company’s novel PLUS+1 controls platform, represents the latest, most advanced technology that Sauer-Danfoss produces, so it truly will provide students with up-to-date, real-world experience,” said Brian Steward, an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering who teaches fluid power engineering and technology and dynamic systems modeling and controls. “Students who learn using PLUS+1 tools and components will be that much more prepared to enter highly skilled technology careers right after graduation, which we know the industry values highly.”
Brian Meyer, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications, (515) 294-5616, firstname.lastname@example.org