We fulfill customer requirements by utilizing our unique knowledge of the design and manufacture of customizable piezoelectric sensors and transducers. We offer a wide range of standard sensors and transducers which can be grouped into the following categories: general purpose, high-resolution, and high-power. Our capabilities are based on many years of industry experience and can be summarized into the phases shown below.
Design and Simulation
In the initial phase, we work with the customers to specify the primary performance parameters for the device. This is the background for the choice of design and the selection of piezoelectric material. Once a reference design is chosen, we conduct feasibility studies, make simulations, and execute proof of concept.
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Development of Prototypes
When we have established that the design meets the specific customer requirements, we develop fully functional prototypes. These are then tested to ensure that the design is working as intended and to validate the modeling phase.
In this phase, the design is optimized to meet the requirements of the device based on the prototype performance. For instance, the piezoelectric material can be changed, the matching layer can be tuned, backing can be optimized, etc.
From Prototype to Production
When the design of the prototype has been accepted and successfully tested to meet requirements, we develop the most efficient production manufacturing method possible. Our industrial engineering team ensures product quality and reliability during the production process through the usage of lean manufacturing tools as Value Stream Mapping (VSM), error proofing, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), and others. Test methods are applied to control the critical process parameters throughout production.
Serial Manufacturing and Assembly
We offer full production methods, including serial manufacturing and assembly of devices ranging from small series to high volumes. Our team constantly improves the quality of our products by making use of a continuous improvement policy, Statistical Process Control (SPC), and 100% quality check. The production facility is ISO9001:2015 certified and Appareils destinés à être utilisés en ATmosphères EXplosibles (ATEX) certified. This allows us to supply intrinsically safe products which are able to operate in potentially explosive atmospheres.
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