Intelligent solutions for mechanical engineering and the automotive industry
Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary field combining mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, which enables the development of flexible and efficient production systems. Integrated sensors record the state of processes and machines. The data are compared to models of control and as a result actuators adjust the ideal working condition. Adaptronic has the objective of high functional density by integrating sensors and actuators on the material level. Composites of so-called smart materials are used for this purpose.
We develop active components for machines and vehicles in order to prevent malfunctions such as deformations, vibrations or sound radiation already at their place of origin. These measures are considerably more effective than improvements based solely on design. In addition, they are more energy-efficient since they are only active at the time and location of the malfunction.