Press releases

NEW MOVING IRON CONTROLLABLE ACTUATORS MICA™

11 July 2017

The magazine 360°R&D from ASRC comes back on CTEC new Moving Iron Controllable actuators so called MICA™. CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES (CTEC) has been designing, optimising and manufacturing electro-magnetic actuators for its customers for more than 20 years. The MICA™ are powerful, compact, dynamic and precise actuators.

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CTEC participation to the project ROXTAR

11 April 2017

The magazine 360°R&D from ASRC comes back on CTEC participation to the ROXTAR project which aims at developping technology bricks for the next generation of flat-panel detectors used for taking X-rays. Project leader Trixell will use these bricks to develop portable and low-cost X-ray machines that are the first of their kind in the market.

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CTEC on the cutting edge of technology

1 February 2017

The magazine Le Dauphiné Libéré comes back on CTEC compact, dynamic and accurate products for mechatronics systems which are recognised and appreciated worldwide by customers operating in varied fields such as aerospace, biomedical sciences, automated manufacturing, optronics and more.

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Compact Dynamic & Precise solutions for Optronics

11 April 2016

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES (CTEC) is an internationally recognized mechatronics specialist with a strong experience in developing solutions for optronics and photonics applications (microscans, objective positioners…). CTEC's notoriety in such fields is highlighted in the last issue of the Photoniques Magazine.

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Vibrations: Friend or Foe?

22 July 2015

Vibrations can either be a help or a hindrance in high precision manufacturing, but whether they are your friend or enemy, they must be controlled. This is where smart actuators from CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES (distributed by ORLIN Technologies Ltd in the UK) come in. Their highly-dynamic response allows them to react to changing conditions and their compact size allow for easy integration...

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CTEC: a new generation of ultrasonic transducers

15 July 2015

360°R&D, the ASRC Magazinecomes back on CTEC's new generation of Modular Tranducers (see p.8). 

Indeed in the framework of the SONO project (which aimed at developing a pilot line for the production of medical antibacterial textiles) CTEC has develop a new kind of transducer so called the Modular Ultrasonic Transducer MUST that can be used in various field of application like Sonochemistry, Ultrasonic cleaning, Homogenization, Extraction, etc.

CTEC: active control of vibration applied on a ski structure

21 April 2015

360°R&D, the ASRC Magazine, comes back on CTEC success story relative to active control of vibration applied on a ski structure.

The objective of the project was to damp the large modes of vibrations keeping the robustness of the control and the static loads during the ski ride. Vibrations  up to 80mm pk-to-pk were reduced with an attenuation up to 30dB and according to the ski tester comfort and performances were improved on different types of snow. 

For your information CTEC has developped an Educational Kit (Active Control of Vibration) that received the first price in the University Challenge 2011 organized by Bruel & Kjaer for the project relative to "Study and control of the vibration behaviour of a ski".

Piezoelectricity: a firmly established reputation for CTEC

3 April 2015

Air & Cosmos magazine from April 2015 comes back on CTEC notoriety and know- how in compact, dynamic and precise mechatronic solutions. Most of our piezoelectric and magnetic actuators available as standard products have been initially developed for space applications, using ESA ECSS design rules. They have been qualified in harsh environment (vibration, shock, wide temperature range, etc) and are now used in Air, Space & Defence and many other applications.

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CTEC specialized in piezoelectric products & technologies!

26 June 2014

The ASRC Magazine from June 2014 comes back on CTEC notoriety in piezoelectricity.

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES piezo actuators have been initially developed to meet the most severe requirements of the French and European space agencies (CNES, ESA), for static and dynamic applications. As shown in this press release CTEC products and technologies also meet many requirements in optic, scientific or medical instrumentation, as well as aircraft and automotive industries.

Our SPA30uXS Piezo Motor Developer Kit mentioned in the Press!

16 May 2011

The Micronora Informations Magazine comes back on the New piezo motor SPA30uXS developer kit released by CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES.

This Developer kit offers the possibility to discover the potential of the SPA30uXS, smallest existing SPA, in stepping mode. With an external dedicated miniature driver (SPC45), and coupled to a high resolution magnetic sensor, the Developer kit is a fully closed-loop solution for high resolution millimetric motion.

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A mechatronic partnership with the CETIM....

04 April 2010

In this issue dedicated to “Les Rendez-vous Carnot”, the Impact Innovation magazine highlights the partnership between CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES and the CETIM in the AVIBUS R&D project (Drilling with Vibration Assistance by Piezoelectric Actuators).

Seeing interest in this project, the CETIM accepted in 2009 the proposal of CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES to become a member. Ugo Masciantonio, project engineer for the CETIM, comes back on this fruitful partnership and underlines the efficiency of CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES to assume the overall management of the project and its technical commitments.

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CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES member of the cluster OPTITEC !

26 February 2009

"Optics & Laser Europe" magazine comes back on OPTITEC-POPSud cluster which is active in sectors such as space, energy, marine, health...CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES is member of the CELTIC project through this cluster.  

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Our technology is mentioned in the press!

18 November 2008

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES' Stepping piezo actuators is mentioned in the press after having received the 2008 Golden Micron.

Press release from the magazine "Présences"
Press release from the magazine "Fluides & Transmissions"

 

Solutions adapted to an ever increasing electrical and mechatronic world

07 October 2008

Equip' Prod magazine presents three innovative products developed by CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES : the APA150XXS, the Servo Piezo Tool (SPT) and the motor SPA (MICRONORA 2008 Golden Micron).

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MICRONORA 2008 Golden Micron for CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES' Stepping Piezo Actuators!

26 September 2008

With the Golden Microns, MICRONORA rewards the microtechnological innovations. CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES is proud to be among the winners 2008 thanks to its SPA.

More information available in french and english on the official website of MICRONORA.

Piezo actuators to vibrate the sand of Mars !

30 June 2008

The NASA Goddart Space Flight Center (GSFC) just starts to publish the details of the next rover to be sent on Mars end of 2009:

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES has delivered the flight units (Amplified Piezo Actuators already qualified under French Space Agency (CNES) contracts) to GSFC by Mid 2007.

The SAM instrument is now ready for flight and is being delivered to NASA/JPL by Mid 2008.

The purpose of the piezoelectric actuator is to vibrate the Solid Sample Inlet Tube, between each analysis to clean it.

To know more : http://ael.gsfc.nasa.gov/marsReferences.shtml

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Rotor research by ONERA !

29 February 2008

ONERA is working on the development of a rotor with active-control blades and our piezo-electric actuators are contributing to this major technological breakthrough !

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CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES member of the SurgiMag project !

22 February 2008

The aim of the SurgiMag project is to build a miniature computer-assisted surgery station. CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES, member of this project, offers its know-how.

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The new book "Adaptronics and Smart Structures...

19 February 2008

... Basics, Materials, Design and Applications", Editor Pr. Harmut Janocha
2nd, revised edition is now released (Springer ISBN 978-3-540-71965-6 ).

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES contributed to 2 chapters:

  • 6.2. Piezoelectric actuators

  • 6.3. Magnetostrictives actuators 

...that performs the worldwide state of the art in the active materials technology, proposed by CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES in its mechatronics engineering activity.