MEMS design for an accelerometer which was created with the new design tool developed by IMMS. Photograph: IMMS.
MEMS design for an accelerometer which was created with the new design tool developed by IMMS. Photograph: IMMS.

Voices from industry and academia

Eric Markweg, TETRA

”We have developed a micromechanical system for measuring forces on a tiny scale in quality control for surface finishing in industry. The sensor head is suitable for rapid insertion into manufacturing equipment during production. An important element of this flexible, quick-change system is the integrated circuit designed by IMMS to register data on force and temperature very precisely and de-noise it for signal transmission.

With its high level of competence and experience in capturing and pre-treating sensor signals, IMMS has progressed the product considerably and, besides, contributed new design methodology to our development processes. Our partners at IMMS provided not only the ASIC but also looked at our MEMS system as a whole, making a decisive contribution to our new-found ability to offer a tailor-made solution for the intended use which has not so far been available on the market and even includes such features as smart error recognition.

We have for many years been appreciative of our cooperation with IMMS. In this project, we have once more benefited from their focused attitude to the work, their close checking of each point and their clear graphic representations. IMMS is for us a strengh and partner at every stage of a project, from the drawing board to the prototype, which was true in MEMS2015 and will be so in future.”

Dipl.-Ing. Eric Markweg, Mechatronics Development, TETRA GmbH. Photograph: Norman Petzold, TETRA.

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