EXPERTISE

mechatronics.

Mechatronics embodies the integration of mechanics, electronics, software and control. This multidisciplinary expertise is key to the success of the Dutch high-tech industry and lies at the heart of our DNA. It has enabled our growth into a full-service design house that develops high-quality, innovative, complex systems and products. We have specialized in the mechatronic challenges centered around dynamics and motion control, with precision specifications running into the nanometer range.

highlights

  • dynamics & control
  • degrees of freedom, stiff & light-weight
  • energy management and thermal control
  • actuating, sensing and signal processing

 

design principles.

We master the design principles for accurate positioning and movement. These include stiff yet light-weight construction, proper control of the degrees of freedom, and energy management. To extend system performance, we optimize the eigenfrequencies and create statically constrained designs that exhibit neither play nor friction. We focus on athermalization, making the critical part of a construction temperature-insensitive, to limit the impact of thermal effects. In addition, we can make our designs energy-efficient, for example by applying active or passive gravity compensation.

Sr mechatronic system engineer

Johannes Jobst.

“As mechatronic system engineer, I break down large and complex challenges in tractable pieces. Simultaneously I make sure that they all correctly work together in the final system. If a project requires us to learn new things, we are eager to do so. For one project, we had to dive deep into questions on radiation damage, design for radiation safety and the use of liquid sodium as coolant. We naturally integrate this crucial project knowledge with the extensive expertise in mechatronic systems to develop highly specialized products for the most extreme conditions.”

in control.

Following customer needs, we make a trade-off between performance, cost and manufacturability. We can create an advanced mechanical design that requires only a simple control. Conversely, we can simplify the mechanical design, while still meeting the specifications, by getting the most out of the control, using machine learning if necessary. Employing model-based design, we can simulate system behavior in an early design stage and verify the performance using hardware in the loop later on. We always seek to optimize a system design, for example its mass distribution, to increase the controllability. We know about sensing and actuating and can make use of integrated, compact components to address miniaturization challenges.

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