Collaborative Projects

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES is involved in several national or international collaborative projects like FP7, Eureka, FUI, ANR and so on.

We bring to the consortiums our engineering skills on mechatronic, piezoelectricity, electromagnetism, magnetostrictive and so on. In the same time this fruitfull collaborations with industrial and a academic partners allows us to overcome technical limitations and develops innovative products or building blocks.

You will find here some examples on representative and interresting projects:

MC-SUITE Project: ICT Powered Machining Software Suite

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Description

The MC-SUITE project proposes a new generation of ICT enabled process simulation and optimization tools enhanced by physical measurements and monitoring. The scope is to increase the competence of the European manufacturing industry, reducing the gap between the programmed process and the real part. CTEC develops an innovative force sensor for machine tool application.

Applications

Machine tool builders and their end users.

Status
Prototype

ASPIC Project: Piezo and compact synthetic jet actuator

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Description

The ASPIC project aims at developing a robust and effcient synthetic jet actuator (SJA) which will be evaluated inside the vertical fin of an aircraft. It will be coordinated by CTEC with the help of ONERA and funded via the Rapid project from DGA, French Ministry of Defence.

Applications

aerodynamics; solenoid valves; injectors; fast, precise and compact actuation

Status
Prototype

VIPER Cleansky Project: Valve high performances for flow control separation in aircraft

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Description

The VIPER (Valve hIgh PERformances for flow control separation in aircraft) Cleansky project aims at developing, manufacturing and testing piezoelectric valves to accurately control the air flow (Active Flow Control Actuators) on transport and business aircrafts.

Applications

Active flaps in helicopter blades for noise reduction - Optical stabilization in embedded cameras - Active tuneable antennas in telecom satellites - Active mirrors in space astronomy - Portable dynamic shakers

Status
Prototype

MISAC: multi-fuctional intelligent surface for automotive and aeronautics cockpits

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Description

The main objective of this project is to improve the HMI (Human Machine Interface) systems by the integration of mechanical feedback on a tactile

surface to simulate a button or joystick. The contribution of Cedrat Technologies is the expertise on actuation solutions based on piezoelectric technologies.

Applications

automotive, aeronautics, embedded solutions

Status
Prototype

PPSMPAB: Piezo power supply module for piezo actuator bench

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Description

The Eu FP7 Clean Sky PPSMPAB (Piezo Power Supply Module for Piezo Actuator Bench) project aimed at developing a Piezo Power Supply (PPS) offering the highest required power (9kVA) with a high effciency, for driving piezo actuators, accounting for helicopter applications such as active flaps. Cedrat Technologies CTEC (coordinator, SME) and UJF-G2ELAB (partner, lab from Grenoble Joseph Fourier University) formed a consortium using their shared experience on piezoelectric actuators and high effciency high power supplies to meet the GRC requested by the PPSMPAB project. The topic manager was Eurocopter.

Applications

helicopter flaps, anti-vibration, embedded solutions aeronautics, low consumption

Status
Prototype

AEROPZT Project: Development of materials & processes for the application of Piezo materials in aero engine controls

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Description

AEROPZT will address the challenge of developing more capable piezoelectric ceramics, protective encapsulation systems and actuator designs, targeting fluid flow control challenges in harsh / High Temperatures (-80 +250°C) conditions. In this application the aim is to maintain precise control of flow between pilot-mains fuel streams to enable combustion processes that reduce NOx emissions. Additional active control elements include management of lean-combustion thermoacoustic instability and lean-blow out.

Applications

active control technology, high temperature multilayer piezo ceramic, clearance control actuation, sensor devices

Status
Concept

DYNXPERTS Project: Plug-and-Produce Components for Manufacturing Systems with Optimal Dynamic Performance

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Description

The main objective of this project is to develop a series of portable plug-and-produce components to improve the overall productivity and process quality of production line.In the framework of this project, CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES has designed and built a high power controllable magnetic actuator: the so called MICA 500L.

 

Applications

Magnetic actuators, proof mass, milling machine, chatter,active control of vibration, European FP7 project

Status
Product

CoLaBATS Project: Cobalt and lanthanide recovery from batteries

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Description

The aim of this project is to develop hydrometallurgical (as opposed to pyrometallurgical) processes for the recovery of materials including rare earth metals. CTEC’s role in COLABATS deals with the ultrasonic (US) system to be used in the main reactor and final tank. CTEC will design, manufacture and test an appropriate US system, including the vibration generator, sonotrode, and electronics that will be adapted to the specific ionic liquid to produce homogeneous ultrasonic vibrations to promote breaking the battery electrode structure.

Applications

Ultrasonic transducer, piezoelectic, magnetostrictive, European FP7 project

Status
Concept

E-Lift3 project: Electrification of a variable valve train with 3 degrees of freedom for gasoline engines

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Description

The e-Lift3 project aims at developing an electromagnetically activated

variable valve train component making it possible to optimize low engine size with 3/4 cylinder in a non-exclusive way. The system may be installed on the air intake or exhaust and on all or part of the valves of the target engine. In the framework of this automotive project CTEC has manufactured a series of electromagnetic actuators requiring means of production like a new winding tool for the fabrication of coils with wires from 80um to 3mm.

Applications

Automotive

Status
Prototype

FLUMIN Project : magnetic actuator conception for medical injection

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Description

The fluMIn3 deals with a new generation of medical injection device,miniaturized and automated, suitable for any type of injection.

The aim is to develop a smart syringe that can be easily used by people not belonging to the medical staff, to achieve safe injections, microdoses

of the product, sometimes very expensive, such as in the case of treatment of some cancers or auto-immune diseases.

 

Applications

Medical

Status
Prototype

HBS Project : Heart Beat Scavenger

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Description

Le but du projet HBS est de réduire d’un facteur 8 la taille d’un stimulateur cardiaque. La taille minimale obtenue à ce jour est de 8 cm3 et celle visée dans le cadre de ce projet est de 1 cm3.

 

Applications

Medical, Piezo, Energy harvesting, Pacemaker

Status
Concept

SONO“R”US : Machine for Microparts Moulding based on UltraSound Excitation

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Description

The aim of SONO“R”US is to allow redefining some of the key features of the prototype developed under the Sonoplast project. The result will be a ready-to-market micromoulding machine that represents flexible, reliable and cost efficiency solutions for producing complex shaped and functional ?-parts.

Applications

Ultrasonic transducer ; Piezoelectric ; Magnetostrictive ;Micro injection, moulding machine, polymere, micro-part, European FP7 project

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Concept

SONO : A pilot line of antibacterial medical textiles based on a sonochemical process

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Description

The SONO project aims at developing a pilot line of antibacterial and antifungal medical textiles based on a sonochemical process patented at BIU laboratories. CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES will develop the mechatronic hardware for this pilot line including the transducers.

Applications

Ultrasonic transducer ; Piezoelectric ; Magnetostrictive ; Sonochemical reactor ; medical fabrics

Status
Prototype

Avibus project: Drilling with Vibration Assistance by Piezoelectric Actuators

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Description

The AVIBUS R&D project (Drilling with Vibration Assistance by Piezoelectric Actuators) coordinated by CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES aims at developing vibrating, active, auto-adaptive tool-holders for the drilling of various materials as well as the associated process.

Applications

Machine tool, cutting, drilling, milling ; improvement of quality and speed process

Status
Concept

CHAMELEON European Project for Adaptive Machine Tool

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Description

The goal of CHAMELEON FP7 project is to develop Production Dependent Adaptive Machine Tool. The main idea is to equip machine-tools with a variety of active intelligent devices, allowing to change the overall configuration and performances.

Applications

Adaptive Machine Tool ; vibration control ; ultrasonic assistance ; drilling ; milling

Status
Concept

SONOPLAST European project for ultrasonic assistance in micro-manufacturing

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Description

The goal of Sonoplast FP7 project is to develop an innovative process using ultrasound for polymere micro injections, in order to manufacture high precision micro-parts (<10gr). CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES is in charge of ultrasonics. www.sonoplast.eu

 

Applications

Micro injection, molding machine, polymere, micro-part, European FP7 project

Status
Prototype