E.g. in the SFB 622 project IMMS developed high-precision drives for nanopositioning systems. Photograph: IMMS.

Actuator Systems

We develop actuator systems as embedded solutions according to customer specifications with highest demands on precision, dynamics, available space, performance and efficiency. A model-based system design approach allows us to find the best possible solution for your product. We implement prototypes and provide expert support from first idea to start of production. Based on experience from numerous research and customer projects, we offer:

Effective methodical development of mechatronic actuator systems

  • Exact calculation and dimensioning of electromagnetic drive systems as integrated components
  • Systematic use of FE simulations of
    • Statics, structural dynamics,
    • Magnetics, electrostatics,
    • thermal and coupled phenomena
    • to eliminate costly redesign cycles and increase reliability and robustness
  • Thermal management of actuator systems:
    • Modelling
    • Temperature control
    • Validation
  • Design of air-/magnetically guided actuator systems with nm precision
  • Actuator solutions for vacuum use
  • Actuator solutions for dynamic performance (200 m/s2)
  • Model-based and experimental optimization of machine dynamics and vibration characteristics
  • Fields of application

    • Optical inspection and analysis
    • Medical technology
    • laser precision machining
    • multi coordinate measuring systems
    • MEMS and microsystems production
    • Nanotechnology
  • Technical equipment

    • Comprehensive design software (MATLAB/Simulink, ANSYS, Maxwell etc.) and high-performance computer equipment
    • Interferometric and capacitive distance and angle measurement technology
    • Measurement technology for magnetic quantities
    • Vibration and analytical measuring technology
    • Precise temperature measurement / control technology, thermography
    • Vacuum chambers for experimental setups
  • Documents