BEST WISHES 2016
The CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES (CTEC) team wishes you joy and prosperity for 2016! May it allow you to achieve your personal and professional plans. 
 
2015 was a year full of great achievements for CTEC and we do hope that 2016 will enable us to reinforce partnerships and to gain the confidence of new customers. Your satisfaction is our priority and we will intensify our efforts to meet your requirements. As a specialist of Compact, Dynamic and Precise solutions for demanding applications CTEC keeps on spreading its expertise and know-how all over the world through:
  • the release of new piezo & magnetic drivers (Controller board CCBu20, CSA96)
  • new collaborative projects (ASPIC, EuclidNisp)
  • the participation to an increasing number of fairs and conferences (Photonics West, Optro, Actuator...)
  • the partnerships set up with new representatives abroad (China, Iran...).
Thank you for trusting us!
 
The CTEC Team
  
NEW PRODUCTS RELEASE
 > EMBEDDED ALL-IN-ONE 2 AXIS CONTROLLER CCBu20  
The Compact Controller Board CCB is an embedded all-in-one controller for piezo actuators. It features everything to drive and control a 2 axis piezo-mechanism in position loop. In standard, its integrated dual channel SG conditioner allows reading the position of the two axis of the mechanism. A powerful processor realizes closed-loop control at high refresh rate, and the controller can be tuned by the user. Thanks to a compact design, it has dimensions of only 92x78x35mm, making it suitable for embedded applications, or industrial applications where the volume is an issue.
          
> CSA96 COMPACT LARGE POWER SWITCHING AMPLIFIER FOR LINEAR MAGNETIC ACTUATORS  
The CSA96 is a compact high power switching amplifier for linear/rotary magnetic actuators. It features a wide bandwidth current controller and can be directly connected on the main to generate its dedicated internal power supply  and optionally can run with an external DC supply. It allows energy recovery to achieve high efficiency. 
 
To know more about our solutions we invite you to download our Products Catalogue!
 
 CONTACTLESS HIGH PRECISION REVOLUTION DETECTOR FOR SPACE-CRYO APPLICATION
In the frame of the EUCLID-NISP space instrument, CEA Saclay has selected CTEC to design an accurate contactless detector that generate a precise top signal at each rotation of its Cryomechanism. Based on its proprietary ECS (Eddy-Current Sensor) technology dedicated for high resolution position sensing, the design is compact/thin and compliant with severe environment (vacuum, cryo temperature conditions) without intense qualification of passive/active components. The tests performed on the engineering models demonstrated performances exceeding the expectations with an angular repeatability under +/-0,225° corresponding to +/-0,1mm linear, and a large performance tolerance versus target distance, rotational speed/direction, cable length (>7m) as well as sensor emitter frequency.

Work progress:
5 Engineering models were successfully manufactured, tested and delivered in 2015
     
ONTACTLESS HIGH PRECISION REVOLUTION DETECTOR FOR SPACE CRYO APPLICATION
ASPIC PROJECT: PIEZO & COMPACT JET ACTUATOR
Flow control will enable the civil and military aircrafts to reduce their energy consumption, to be safer and more efficient. The ASPIC project, coordinated by Cedrat Technologies and performed with the help of ONERA, aims at such improvements with the development of a robust and efficient Synthetic Jet Actuator (SJA) which will be evaluated inside the vertical fin of an aircraft.
Read more...
 
  
EARTHCARE ATLID BSA FLIGHT MODELS DELIVERED TO AIRBUS
In the Beam Stearing Mechanism Assembly (BSA) for ATLID (a lidar for ESA Earthcare mission), CTEC was sub-contracted by Sodern (AIRBUS DS) in 2012 to design, manufacture and test the performances of Beam Steering Mechanisms (BSM). These are a dual-axis Tip-tilt mechanism performing a fine steering mirror (FSM) function. It accurately controls the ATLID laser beam direction.
CTEC is proud to announce that EQM qualification was successful and 2 Flight models were delivered with the approval of SODERN at the end of 2015.
CTEC ACTIVE PARTICIPATION TO THE CONFERENCE ACTUATOR 2016
> ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL  
 
The abstracts here below submitted to the Conference ACTUATOR 2016 show CTEC capacity to innovate. Frank CLAEYSSEN, managing director of CTEC, will be the chairman of the session dedicated to Aerospace! He kindly invites you to join the session and submit a paper, even after the deadline. 
  1. Encapsulated piezo actuators for use at high power levels and/or within harsh environmental conditions 
  2. Force Stepping Piezo Actuator: a motorised solution for high resolution positioning and external forces resistance
  3. Compact, Efficient and controllable moving Iron actuation chain for industrial application 
  4. Module Stepping Piezoelectric Actuator - A versatile way of micro-positioning actuation
  5. Nanometric Linear Piezo-Actuator with integrated Strain Gages for high stability positioning 
  6. Semi-passive vibration control technique via shunting of Amplified Piezoelectric Actuators
  7. Pulsed air high performances valves improve aerodynamic flow over airplane  wings 
 > JOIN OUR TRAINING SESSIONS ORGANIZED AS JOINT EVENT TO THE CONFERENCE  
 
CTEC will participate to the 15th International Conference on New Actuators to be held on June 13 to 15, 2016, in Bremen.
 
As joint event to the conference, CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES will perform two 1-day training sessions on June 16th, 2016: Piezo Actuators / Introductory Course and Magnetic and Linear Actuators / Introductory Course. To know more about these courses please download the programme. 
 
Should you be interested in attending one session feel free to contact our training department at training.ct@cedrat-tec.com or by phone +33 (4) 56 58 04 14 (asking for Ms Hugi.Sandrine). 
 NEW 2016 TRAINING CATALOGUE
 
CTEC provides comprehensive training courses dedicated to engineers and technicians who wish to discover, improve or renew their knowledge in mechatronic products, systems and technologies.
 
For more information we invite you to contact our training department at training.ct@cedrat-tec.com or by phone +33 (4) 56 58 04 14 (asking for Ms Sandrine HUGI).
 
Download our new 2016 Training Catalogue 
 
FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Optro - Paris France / February 2 to 4 - Booth 2
Enova Lyon - Lyon France - February 10 to 11 - Booth B52
SPIE Photonics West (Usa) - San Francisco USA / February 16 to 18 - Booth # 6015
Minalogic Business Meeting -  Grenoble France - April 14 
The 43rd Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium - Santa Clara USA - May 4 to 6 - Table top
SPIE Defence + Commercial Sensing - Baltimore USA - April 19 to 21 - Table top 330
SGE - Grenoble France - June 7 to 9
Actuator 2016 - Bremen Germany - June 13 to 15
Micronora - Besançon France - September 27 to 30 

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