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Mechatronic solutions create high added value in manufacturing processes while being cost effective. Particularly for customers like advanced machine manufacturers, machine-tool builders, tool makers, spindle suppliers and end users willing to optimize advanced metal cutting, metal forming, extrusion and chemical processes.

Mechatronics components from Cedrat Technologies such as actuators, sensors, drivers and controllers, are specifically designed for manufacturing environments. They are extra flat, powerful and precise and are traditionally used in harsh, heavy duty and high temperature environments. In addition the motional and sensing performances cover a wide dynamic bandwidth.

Starting from diagnostic services, mechatronic systems are designed to be Plug & Play Products or integrated as OEM versions in new machines. The scope of solutions is not limited to engineering work, they offer the opportunity of large-scale industrial cost-effective products. The projects of today are the smart products of tomorrow.



Milling, turning, grinding and drilling processes are limited by chatter vibrations related to the flexibility of the machine tool structure. Such vibrations reduce cutting speeds to well below the capacities of machines or tools. They also result in noise, poor finish, unacceptable tolerances and sometimes tool breakage.

Parasitic vibrations are removed by installing intelligent damper units on existing or new machines. Our solution can be supplied in a Plug & Play format for immediate effect or fully integrated.Typical chatter vibration reductions over [1Hz-1kHz] are [-10dB;-20dB]. Improved stability of the process is observed in all cases.

Operation - ProcessSolutionBenefit
Heavy roughing operations.
Milling machine
Active damping Solution
Embedded into spindle head
Cutting capability is doubled
Improved stability is observed
Longitudinal turning steel slender bar
Lathe machine
Semi active work-holding device
Active Plug & Play tool holder
Reliability is improved
+20% higher feed rates


Long and slender parts are distorted during machining. Cutting and forming conditions may also vary during the machining process without being observed and controlled. An additional cutting axis may be necessary to produce complex parts. These distortions lead to inacceptable inaccuracies and decreaseprocess flexibility.

The solution passes through a sensory and active fixture system which detects distortion and controls active repositioning of the clamp achieving the desired part geometry and tight tolerances.

Operation - ProcessSolutionBenefit
Oval or aspherical machining
Synchronized with Lathe rotation
Long stroke servo tool Lathe turret interfaceFast machining of optics High quality oval piston manufacturing
Accurate finishing
Milling, grinding, turning
XY piezo stage
Embedded into the clamping fixture
Precise finishing
Machine resolution improved: 10nm
Accurate finishing
Milling, grinding, turning
Force sensor
Embedded into the work-holder
Plug & Play via standard tool holder
Precise cutting force
Improves multilayer cutting quality
Long and slender part machining
Milling, grinding, turning
Active clamping fixtureTighter tolerance achieved